The Anaheim Ducks wanted to end a season-long eight-game road trip on a winning note. And that they did, as the Ducks grinded out a 2-1 victory at Madison Square Garden on Monday night.

New York native Kyle Palmieri scored the winning goal and rookie netminder Frederik Andersen made 32 saves for the Ducks. Corey Perry also scored for Anaheim, which went 5-2-1 on the road trip.

Andersen improved his flawless record to 4-0-0, with a 1.36 goals-against average and .952 save percentage.

It didn't take long for the Ducks to open up the scoring. Derick Brassard's attempted pass to defenseman Dan Girardi bounced straight to Luca Sbisa, whose slap shot deflected to Dustin Penner. Penner's shot was partially blocked, but the puck found Perry right on the doorstep. After his initial shot was stopped by Lundqvist, the All-Star wing put in the rebound to give Anaheim a 1-0 lead 2:29 into the game.

The teams traded chances as the period went along, with Del Zotto snapping a quick shot from the right corner that was kicked out by Andersen at 7:43. Andersen had to be sharp again just 19 seconds later, when John Moore's shot from the point bounced behind the net and right to Brad Richards at the tip of the crease. With little time to spare, Andersen slid across the blue ice and made the save.

Anaheim would thank him for his efforts 67 seconds later. The Ducks again feasted off a poor passing attempt by a Rangers forward.

Francois Beauchemin intercepted a pass from Richards before skating into the Rangers zone and making a perfect cross-ice pass to Palmieri. The Ducks wing, who was born and raised in the New York/New Jersey area, dragged the puck just past Marc Staal's outstretched stick before wiring a perfect shot over Lundqvist's right shoulder with 10:51 left in the first.

Trailing 2-0 early, the Rangers had to be thinking about their previous meeting against the Ducks, where they trailed 2-0 after 9:17.

New York had its first prime opportunity to cut the deficit in half with 5:46 remaining in the first after Emerson Etem was whistled for tripping Del Zotto. The Rangers’ power play, which had scored in three straight games, took a little while to find its stride. But they earned a scoring opportunity 89 seconds into the man advantage, when Mats Zuccarello took a feed from Chris Kreider in front of the Ducks net. But Andersen was up to the task.