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Anaheim Ducks defenseman Luca Sbisa (5) checks New (Credit: AP)

Anaheim Ducks defenseman Luca Sbisa (5) checks New York Rangers center Brian Boyle (22) during the first period of a NHL hockey game in Anaheim, Calif. (March 9, 2011)

Ducks 5, Rangers 2

Henrik Lundqvist struggled in net for the Rangers, surrendering three first period goals, and New York couldn't bounce back in a loss in Anaheim.

Rangers defenseman Dan Girardi (5) skates by as
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Rangers defenseman Dan Girardi (5) skates by as Ducks right wing Corey Perry (10) congratulates Bobby Ryan after Ryan scored a goal in the third period. (Mar. 9, 2011)

Anaheim's Dan Sexton, left, and Rangers defenseman Bryan
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Anaheim's Dan Sexton, left, and Rangers defenseman Bryan McCabe battle for the puck in the third period. (Mar. 9, 2011)

Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist, left, and defenseman Michael
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Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist, left, and defenseman Michael Sauer (38) fight with Ducks center Saku Koivu of Finland, middle, in the third period. (Mar. 9, 2011)

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New York Rangers defenseman Marc Staal (18) tries
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New York Rangers defenseman Marc Staal (18) tries to keep the puck from Anaheim Ducks right wing Dan Sexton (42) during the second period of an NHL hockey game in Anaheim, Calif. (March 9, 2011)

Anaheim Ducks center Kyle Chipchura (28) keeps the
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Anaheim Ducks center Kyle Chipchura (28) keeps the puck away from New York Rangers defenseman Ryan McDonagh (27) in the second period of an NHL hockey game in Anaheim, Calif. (March 9, 2011)

New York Rangers left wing Brandon Dubinsky (17)
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New York Rangers left wing Brandon Dubinsky (17) scores a goal against Anaheim Ducks goalie Dan Ellis (38) in the first period of an NHL hockey game. (March 9, 2011)

Anaheim Ducks defenseman Luca Sbisa (5) checks New
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Anaheim Ducks defenseman Luca Sbisa (5) checks New York Rangers center Brian Boyle (22) during the first period of a NHL hockey game in Anaheim, Calif. (March 9, 2011)

New York Rangers center Derek Stepan (21) and
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New York Rangers center Derek Stepan (21) and Anaheim Ducks left wing Brad Winchester compete for the puck in the first period of an NHL hockey game. (March 9, 2011)

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New York Rangers defenseman Dan Girardi (5) and
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New York Rangers defenseman Dan Girardi (5) and New York Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist (30) watch as Anaheim Ducks Corey Perry, not pictured, scores a goal in the first period of a NHL hockey game in Anaheim, Calif. (March 9, 2011)

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