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Ryan Getzlaf fails to lead the Ducks in Game 6
Ryan Getzlaf fails to lead the Ducks in Game 6

Ryan Getzlaf deserves points for honesty, though not for much else he did Wednesday. With a chance to lead the Ducks to the victory they needed to clinch a berth in the Stanley Cup Final, their captain instead set a jittery example, communicating his nervousness to a team that needed composure and reassurance in the madness of the United Center. Their 5-2 loss to the Chicago Blackhawks meant that instead of flying back to California with the Clarence Campbell bowl and a date in the Cup Final, the Ducks returned to prepare for Game 7 on Saturday at Honda Center, site of their Game 7 losses to Detroit in the first round in 2013 and to the Kings in the second round last season. ...

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