New York, NY (Sports Network) - Rick Nash provided the New York Rangers the lift they needed in his return, registering a goal and an assist to spark a 4-1 victory over the Tampa Bay Lightning that halted the team's season-worst four-game skid.
Nash, who sat out all four matchups during the aforementioned 0-3-1 skid with an undisclosed injury, helped trigger an impressive all-around effort in which the Blueshirts racked up 42 shots and led from start-to-finish.
Ryan McDonagh, sidelined for New York's most recent loss on Tuesday with a facial laceration, was also back and made a contribution, finishing with two assists in the win.
Carl Hagelin, Derek Stepan and Marc Staal also had goals for a Rangers team that received a solid 24-save effort from Henrik Lundqvist.
Martin St. Louis accounted for the lone goal in Tampa Bay's third consecutive loss, with a busy Mathieu Garon recording 38 saves in defeat.