HockeyNew York Rangers Go Duck Hunting Tonight The Rangers are in Anaheim to take on the Ducks tonight. Though only in eleventh place in the West, the Ducks have seventy-five points in the standings. The competition in the Western Conference is superior to that in the Eastern Conference. by Staff Post March 9, 2011 First, prayers and well wishes go out to Montreal Canadiens forward Max Pacioretti and his family. If you haven’t seen it yet, Pacioretti was checked into the glass partition by hulking Bruins’ defenseman Zdeno Chara, suffering a severe concussion and fractured vertebrae. Chara received a major penalty for interference and a game misconduct on the play, and the NHL concluded that no further disciplinary action would be taken.Let’s all hope Max has a full and speedy recovery.The Rangers are in Anaheim to take on the Ducks tonight. Though only in eleventh place in the West, the Ducks have seventy-five points in the standings. The competition in the Western Conference is superior to that in the Eastern Conference.In fact, Anaheim would be in seventh in the East, and two other teams, Minnesota and Nashville, have even more points than the Ducks but aren’t among the top eight in the west. Don’t be fooled by the standings; the Ducks are a good team.This should be a great game between two evenly matched teams, with each team’s special teams’ strength being the other team’s weakness. The Rangers need to avoid taking bad penalties, because Anaheim is deadly on the power play. Their power play percentage of 22% ranks them fourth in the NHL.The Rangers come into tonight’s game ranked twentieth on the power play with a percentage of only 16.7%. New York has the edge in penalty killing though-11th best in the NHL compared to the 22nd best Ducks, and will need to be as sharp as ever on the kill against the likes of Corey Perry, Ryan Getzlaf, and Lubomir Visnovsky tonight.Fight Night?The Ducks and Rangers are ranked fourth and sixth in fighting majors, with more than fifty fights per team. Heavy weight contender George Parros leads the league with twenty-three fights, while light heavy weight Brandon Prust leads all Rangers with fourteen.These two teams play each other too infrequently for any bad blood to have developed, but with gamers like Prust and Parros in the lineup you never know. Post Views: 1,320The following two tabs change content below.BioLatest PostsStaff PostLatest posts by Staff Post (see all) In The Zone Announces Initial Podcast Lineup - November 13, 2020 The Essential Resources You Need to Start Your Own Gym in 2020 - February 6, 2020 Wilder vs Fury II – How the second fight will be different to the first? - February 5, 2020 Early turnovers, defensive struggles plague the Scarlet Knights - January 26, 2020 Related TopicsAnaheim DucksBrandon PrustCorey PerryGeorge ParrosLubomir VisnovskyMax PaciorettiNew York RangersRyan GetzlafZdeno Chara 1 Comment You must be logged in to post a comment Login Leave a Reply Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Newsletter SubscriptionCan't Miss Posts! From Paramus High School to CBS Sports, Spero Dedes is making waves in sports broadcasting by Sunil Sunder Raj | posted on October 27, 2020 The Most Catastrophic Boat Trip Since the Titanic; the New York Giants by John Venezia | posted on October 4, 2020 Women in Sports: Podcast Host, New York Riptide Sideline Reporter, Dani Wexelman by Luke Porco | posted on March 3, 2020 A Look at Paternity Leave in MLB as Trout Becomes a Dad by Elizabeth DiPietro | posted on August 5, 2020 Women in Sports: Ariel Epstein, On-Air Host at SportsGrid (VIDEO) by Anthony Paradiso | posted on March 12, 2021More in Hockey Tim Peel is Discharged After Caught on Hot MicTim Peel was Discharged from the NHL After He was Caught on the Hot... NHL, Amazon Web Services Partner to Develop New Stats, Data, and InsightsThe National Hockey League (NHL) is partnering with Amazon Web Services (AWS) in an... You Know I’m Right, Episode 81: ESPN’s Arda Ocal (Audio/Video)On the 81st episode of You Know I’m Right, Nick Durst and Joe Calabrese are joined by... You Know I’m Right, Episode 80: MSG Network’s Bill Pidto (Audio/Video)On the 80th episode of You Know I’m Right, Nick Durst and Joe Calabrese are joined by... Game Day: New York Rangers vs. Philadelphia Flyers Preview Avery No More For New York Rangers?