5 Things to Know: Rangers at Ducks

BY: DAVID KOLB

NEW YORK RANGERS (46-25-4) @ ANAHEIM DUCKS (40-23-11)
Coverage begins at 8:30 PM on MSG

Henrik Lundqvist returns to the crease for the Rangers, making his first start in nearly three weeks.

1 WHERE THEY STAND

February 7, 2017: The New York Rangers face the Anaheim Ducks at Madison Square Garden in New York City.

  • New York is 5-3-2 in the last 10 games
  • The Blueshirts are 27-9-1 on the road in 2016-17

2 WHO'S HOT

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  • The 29-year-old from Oslo, Norway has six points (three goals, three assists) in his past five games, with two of his three goals coming on the power play
  • Zuccarello now has 54 points in 75 games this season, including one goal in the only meeting with the Ducks on Feb. 7.

3 SAY WHAT?

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“You can’t expect to feel perfect right away. You have to work yourself into feeling good by focusing on all the little things. I think the first game, you might be a little rusty but you just go out there and compete. The rest will just take care of itself. I’m not worried about that. I look forward to it. I missed being out there.”

 — Rangers’ goalie, Henrik Lundqvist on returning to the crease for his first start since Mar. 7 vs. the Florida Panthers

4 DID YOU KNOW?

VANCOUVER, CANADA - JANUARY 26: Head coach Alain Vigneault of the Vancouver Canucks talks to Ryan Kesler #17 during their game against the Nashville Predators at Rogers Arena on January 26, 2011 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Vancouver won 2-1. (Photo by Jeff Vinnick/NHLI via Getty Images)
VANCOUVER, CANADA – JANUARY 26: Head coach Alain Vigneault of the Vancouver Canucks talks to Ryan Kesler #17 during their game against the Nashville Predators at Rogers Arena on January 26, 2011 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Vancouver won 2-1. (Photo by Jeff Vinnick/NHLI via Getty Images)

Rangers’ coach Alain Vigneault coached Anaheim defenseman, Kevin Bieksa and center, Ryan Kesler from 2006 to 2013 while they were skating for the Vancouver Canucks.

5 MUST-SEE VIDEO

Watch Bill Pidto, Steve Valiquette and Ron Duguay talk about the stellar play of Rangers’ goalie, Antti Raanta in Los Angeles Saturday night