Ducks Vs. Rangers: Anaheim Looks To End Slump, At Madison Square Garden

Anaheim won their only meeting with the Rangers last season, a 5-2 home win at Honda Center on March 9.

The slumping Anaheim Ducks look to snap a three-game losing skid Thursday night battling the New York Rangers at Madison Square Garden. The Ducks picked up a point with their overtime loss in Washington in Tuesday, but it was just one of four points for the Ducks in their last seven games, during which they are 1-4-2.

The Ducks are in the sixth game of their seven-game, 13-day road trip, and look to turn things around after matching their season high with four goals scored on Tuesday.

Over at Anaheim Calling, Jen Neale noted a change in the normally cheery Teemu Selanne:

After Tuesday's devastating loss in overtime, an angry Selanne was seen chucking a waterbottle. Disgust and anger resonated with the future Hall of Famer. When the guy that is always happy is pissed off, you know serious changes have to happen.

This is not just somebody talking - this is Teemu Selanne. A guy that could have hung up his skates in 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, and 2011 only to come back to the sport and team that he loves so much. Ducks players are constantly commenting on how taking the ice with him is an honor and a dream come true. It's time to repay Teemu for coming back all these years, and take the weight of an entire offense off of his shoulders. It's time for the rest of the Ducks to take the wheel and stop being passengers as Teemu drives.

Anaheim won their only meeting with the Rangers last season, a 5-2 home win at Honda Center on March 9.

Thursday's 4 p.m. PDT game will be televised by Prime Ticket. For more Ducks news and notes, be sure to read Anaheim Calling.

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