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John Madden's Fan Shootout answers

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Sylvain Rioux from Montreal, asks What song gets you pumped up before a big game?

‘Hillbilly Deluxe' by Brooks and Dunn.

Mat Clark from Ocean, N.J., asks What goes through your mind when you're facing Jaromir Jagr's line?

I try to stay sharp and keep my shifts short. Also, I pay special attention to the line changes the Rangers are making.

Matt Pelkey from Guelph, Ont., asks What is the key to winning faceoffs?

The best advice I can give you is to never take your eye off the puck. Always watch the referee and try timing the drop.

Dylan Buckell from Wawa, Ont., asks At what age did you become a defensive specialist and who was your role model?

I didn't become a defensive specialist until my second year in the NHL. But as a kid I really enjoyed watching Doug Gilmour.

Davin Van der Zilver from Jackson, N.J., asks What has been the toughest game you've played in your career so far?

The toughest game I've played was Game 7 against Ottawa in the 2003 Eastern Conference final.

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