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What we learned from the Ducks' 2-1 loss to the New York Rangers

What we learned from the Ducks' 2-1 loss to the New York Rangers

The Ducks ventured into the other side of the spectrum Wednesday, and it wasn’t a pleasant trip.

One game after they scored seven goals against New Jersey, they took a 2-1 loss to the New York Rangers in a tight contest that saw only 55 total faceoffs and 23 shots apiece.

Here’s what we learned:

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Hockey can be a funny game ... with no excuses. The Ducks surrendered the game-winning goal on a rush after they spent an extended sequence in New York’s zone and appeared on the verge of scoring.

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