Boudreau, Vigneault exchange barbs prior to Ducks-Rangers

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The Anaheim Ducks and New York Rangers squared off nearly a month ago, but they certainly haven’t forgotten each other.

On Oct. 10, the Ducks whipped the Rangers 6-0 in one of New York’s worst losses of the season — what made it worse, though, was that it came on the heels of New York’s actual worst loss, a 9-2 blasting in San Jose.

Prior to Monday’s rematch at MSG, Rangers head coach Alain Vigneault was asked what he remembered about the six-goal beating in Anaheim.

His reply was blunt:

That led Anaheim coach Bruce Boudreau (who, in case you forgot, had an altercation already this season with Colorado’s Patrick Roy) to reply thusly:

It’ll be curious to see how all this plays out tonight, given Boudreau and Vigneault have no real history of animosity. In fact, when Boudreau picked the No. 8 Kings to upset top-seeded Vancouver in the opening round of the ’12 playoffs, he told CBC that Vigneault was “a really good coach.”

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