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Preview: Anaheim Ducks (11-3-1) at New York Rangers (6-7-0)
The Anaheim Ducks will finish off their long eight game, 15 day road trip tonight against the New York Rangers at Madison Square Garden. It will be the Ducks first visit to New York in two years. The last meeting resulted in a Rangers 2-1 shootout victory. The Rangers already made their visit to Honda Center, The Ducks home opener, back on Oct 10. The Ducks would complete dominate the Rangers in route to a 6-0 victory.
The Ducks enter the final game of the road trip holding a 4-2-1 record thus far on the trip. The Rangers have won their last three games and are 2-0 on their current four game home stand. The Ducks have been battling through numerous injuries throughout the road trip and have been missing key players most of the season yet they continue to win games.
Luca Sbisa will play his first game of the season after suffering a sprained ankle. He will boost the Ducks defensive line with Sami Vatanen now out with an upper body injury. Rangers captain Ryan Callahan will return from injured reserve tonight after missing nearly three weeks with a broken thumb.
Jonas Hiller shutout the Rangers in Anaheim on Oct. 10, but Frederik Andersen will get the start in net tonight.
Without a doubt the Rangers will be hungry to payback the Ducks for the 6-0 defeat earlier in the year. The added motivation the Rangers have must be something the Ducks are well aware of.
Saku Koivu (concussion symptoms) could return Wednesday, symptom-free.
Teemu Selanne (oral surgery) out for a few weeks.
Matt Beleskey (broken thumb) aiming for Nov. 12 return
Jakob Silfverberg (broken hand) on injured reserve
Sheldon Souray (wrist) on injured reserve, hoping for Jan. return.
Viktor Fasth (lower body) on injured reserve.
Dominic Moore (oblique) out at least another week
Rick Nash (head) on injured reserve
It should come to no surprise of any Duck fan to see their team come out and start a game strong since they have been all year long. It happened again in New York when the Ducks jumped out to an early 2-0 lead just nine minutes in to the game.
Corey Perry scored at 2:29 of the first period with assists of Dustin Penner and the returning Sbisa. Several minutes later Kyle Palmieri would score at 9:09on a one-time pass from Francois Beauchemin.
A ton of credit has to be given to Andersen for the win tonight. He made 32 saves, and only allowed one goal at the end of the second period when Michael Del Zotto scored his first goal of the year at 18:36 of the second period.
The Ducks would control possession of the puck for the majority of the first half of the third period. Thing started to get nerve racking later in the period when the Ducks took a couple penalties giving the Rangers good opportunities to try and tie the game.
However, with just two minutes remaining, the Rangers would end their own chances for completing the comeback. Benoit Pouliot committed a high sticking penalty with just 1:51 remaining that ended the Rangers power play chance. It left the teams at 4-on-4 for roughly 30 seconds, but then the Rangers were penalized for too many men on the ice when Henrik Lundqvist attempted to leave goal to go to the bench.
Those two penalties turned the last minute of the game into a Ducks 5-on-3 power play and gave the Rangers virtually no shot. The Ducks controlled the puck deep in the New York zone for the remainder of the clock to run out.
Despite leading for much of the game the Ducks were being outplayed by the Rangers on everything but the scoreboard. The Ducks were outshot 33-25, outhit 35-26 and lost the faceoff battle 39-28.
Andersen improved his record to 4-0 (3-0 as a starter) while earning first star honors. The Ducks were able to escape the game without an injury for which seems like the first time on the whole road trip.
The Ducks continued their hot start to the season by finishing 5-2-1 on the road trip to give them a total of 25 points, most in the NHL.
Anaheim returns home for three games beginning with the Phoenix Coyotes on Nov. 6.
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Anaheim Ducks winger Corey Perry was hit into the New York Rangers’ bench twice by defenseman Ryan McDonagh in a span of 10 seconds. Perry scored a goal in the first period of a 2-1 win over the Rangers on Monday night. The post Watch: Corey Perry checked into Rangers bench twice in 10 seconds appeared first on Sports Glory.
This might be our new favorite video of the young NHL season. Ryan McDonagh hitting Corey Perry into the New York bench was humorous enough as is, but the play reached epic proportions when it happened twice on the same shift. It's fairly rare a player is hit over the boards and into the bench, but the odds of it happening twice in a little under 15 seconds is insanity. ...
The Anaheim Ducks wanted to end a season-long eight-game road trip on a winning note. And that they did, as the Ducks grinded out a 2-1 victory at Madison Square Garden on Monday night.
New York native Kyle Palmieri scored the winning goal and rookie netminder Frederik Andersen made 32 saves for the Ducks. Corey Perry also scored for Anaheim, which went 5-2-1 on the road trip.
Teemu Selanne skated in the teams Tuesday practice, got his dental work done and it looks like he will get back to action sooner than everyone thought. He told the Los Angeles Times that he is good to go against the Phoenix Coyotes tonight.
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Anaheim Ducks forward Corey Perry is a highly talented player but gets on a lot of players nerves as a pest. It seems that New York Rangers defenseman Ryan McDonagh was quite frustrated with Perry and ended up dumping Perry into the Rangers bench twice in about ten seconds. McDonagh knew exactly what he was doing and whom he was doing it to, especially when he held Perry down...
Anaheim completed the season-high eight game road trip in grand fashion with a 2-1 win over the New York Rangers at Madison Square Garden.
Kyle Palmieri, a native New Yorker, scored the winning goal and Frederik Andersen made 32 saves for the streaking Ducks. Corey Perry remained red hot, scoring his ninth goal of the season and fourth in the last six games.
Take a seat, Corey Perry. No, the other one.
It was deja vu in the second period for the Ducks forward. With Anaheim up 2-1 as the second frame closed, Rangers defenseman Ryan McDonagh challenged Perry for a puck along the boards. Unfortunately for Perry, the puck happened to be along the New York bench, and when the biscuit slid past them, McDonagh planted his opponent into the...
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from Jim Matheson of the Edmonton Journal,
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You'll have to excuse this Wings fan from taking a little bit of fiendish delight in this clip found by Canoe.ca's John Matisz, because a certain Corey Perry had a difficult night in front of the New York Rangers' bench.
Oh, I could watch this over and over for an hour...
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