May 8, 2013; New York, NY, USA; New York Rangers left wing Carl Hagelin (62) handles the puck against the Washington Capitals during the second period in game four of the first round of the 2013 Stanley Cup playoffs at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Debby Wong-USA TODAY Sports

Morning After: Rangers Fall To Ducks 2-1

Nov 4, 2013; New York, NY, USA; New York Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist (30) stretches for an incoming puck during the third period against the Anaheim Ducks at Madison Square Garden. Anaheim won 2-1. Mandatory Credit: Anthony Gruppuso-USA TODAY Sports

Last night, the Anaheim Ducks finished up their eight game road trip by visiting New York to play the Rangers. It was a solid effort put forth by the Blueshirts but they ultimately came up short and dropped two points at home, losing by a score of 2-1.

The Ducks had a 2-0 lead early off two horrid mistakes by Derick Brassard and Brad Richards, those giveaways would cost the Rangers a win. Other than that, in my opinion, the Rangers looked pretty good. In the second period, they were able to get back to their forecheck and sustain offensive zone pressure, plus defenseman Michael Del Zotto scored his first goal of the young season. Frederik Andersen stood strong for Anaheim between the pipes, as he made some tremendous saves that were able to give the Ducks their 12th win of the season and their 5th win on their long road trip.

There are very few things that are bad when talking about this loss. New York ran into a hot team that is playing far better hockey. The scoreline could have been much worse but the Rangers stood strong and played well against a tough team.

Overall, the Rangers just came up short and were that close to snatching two points from one of the West’s more dominant teams. Now, New York must turn their attention to the Pittsburgh Penguins, who come into town tomorrow night. The Pens have given the Rangers trouble in the past, but with Henrik Lundqvist in net anything is possible. After playing the Penguins, the Rangers will head out to Columbus to play the Blue Jackets, expect backup Cam Talbot to start that game, but nothing is confirmed just yet.

Scoring Summary

1ST PERIOD
02:29 ANA Corey Perry (9) Wrist shot – ASST: Dustin Penner (5), Luca Sbisa (1) 1 – 0 ANA
09:09 ANA Kyle Palmieri (4) Wrist shot – ASST: Francois Beauchemin (4) 2 – 0 ANA
2ND PERIOD
18:36 NYR Michael Del Zotto (1) Snap shot – ASST: Carl Hagelin (2), Ryan Callahan (1) 2 – 1 ANA
3RD PERIOD
NONE

Three Stars

3. Kyle Palmieri (1 G)
2. Corey Perry (1 G)
1. Frederik Andersen (33 SV, 1 GA)

Rangers’ Upcoming Games

WED NOV 6, 2013 PENGUINS RANGERS 7:30 PM TSN2, RDS2, NBCSN
THU NOV 7, 2013 RANGERS BLUE JACKETS 7:00 PM NHLN-US, MSG
SUN NOV 10, 2013 PANTHERS RANGERS 7:00 PM MSG

-Andrew (@a_graz24)

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