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Ducks Coach Bruce Boudreau happy to avoid Game 7
Ducks Coach Bruce Boudreau happy to avoid Game 7

Minutes from revisiting a script that has so often ended in heartbreak, Coach Bruce Boudreau and his Ducks flipped it. With two goals Sunday in the final 130 seconds of regulation to tie the score, the Ducks proceeded to eliminate the Dallas Stars in Game 6 of the Western Conference first-round series on Nick Bonino's goal early in overtime. In other words, no Game 7 pressure this time. When the Ducks were upset by Detroit in seven games last May, it marked the third time in seven years a Boudreau team won a division title and then bowed out in the first round — all via seven-game torment. The coach, who directed the Washington Capitals from 2007-11, is 1-4 in Game 7s. ...

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