This is the second and final meeting between the Rangers and Ducks this season. The first one did not go nearly as planned for the Rangers, as they dropped a shocking 6-0 decision out in Anaheim on October 10th. The Rangers, reeling coming off a 9-3 defeat in San Jose two days prior, surrendered three goals in the opening period and three more in the second, as Jakob Silfverberg scored twice and six Ducks recorded two-point games. Anaheim defensemen Bryan Allen and Sami Vatanen were both a plus-five. The Rangers Derek Dorsett was penalized five times for a total of 21 minutes in the loss. Anaheim's last visit into Madison Square Garden came on November 3, 2011 and resulted in a 2-1 Rangers victory in a shootout.