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Game 69: Rangers at Anaheim

OPPONENT: Anaheim Ducks

2010-2011 RECORD: 35-26-5

2010-2011 LEADING SCORER: Corey Perry (31-37-68)

GOALIE: Dan Ellis (2.31 GAA, .900 SV%)

RANGERS LINES:

Sean Avery-Vinny Prospal-Marian Gaborik
Brandon Dubinsky-Artem Anisimov-Ryan Callahan
Wojtek Wolski-Derek Stepan-Mats Zuccarello
Ruslan Fedotenko-Brian Boyle-Brandon Prust

Marc Staal-Dan Girardi
Ryan McDonagh-Mike Sauer
Bryan McCabe-Matt Gilroy

Henrik Lundqvist
Chad Johnson

Scratched tonight: Derek Boogaard (concussion symptoms), Alex Frolov (knee), Chris Drury (knee), Martin Biron (collarbone), Erik Christensen (healthy), and Steve Eminger (healthy).

STATE OF THE BLUESHIRTS: The Rangers looked improved against the Senators a few nights ago, and then took that improvement to a whole new level, when the dismantled the Flyers 7-0 on Sunday. Tonight begins the west coast swing in Anaheim, where both the Ducks and the Rangers are fighting for their playoff lives. For the Rangers, each point they get puts more distance between them and ninth place. As for Henrik Lundqvist, the Rangers netminder has a whopping NINE shutouts this year, and has looked great the past few games. The Rangers will ride Lundqvist this month, and it will be The King’s responsibility to get them to the playoffs.

CRAZY THOUGHT: McCabe gets his first as a Ranger.

OPPONENT’S BLOG: OC Register

PREDICTION: Rangers 4, Ducks 2

The game is at 10:30pm on MSG+. The game will also be on 970AM on your radio. Discussion here is always recommended too!