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Ducks happy to know schedule against Flames

Ducks happy to know schedule against Flames

Reviving the rest-versus-rust debate, the NHL on Tuesday released two possible schedules for the Ducks' second-round playoff series against the Calgary Flames, and both include longer breaks than the Ducks find ideal. This much is sure: the Ducks will open at Honda Center on Thursday — their fifth game in 19 days — and will play Game 2 on Sunday at home. If Tampa Bay defeats Detroit in Game 7, the Ducks will play Game 3 in Calgary on Tuesday. If Detroit advances, Game 3 will be May 6. In either case, Game 4 will be played May 8 at Calgary. Games 5-6-7, if necessary, will be May 10 at Anaheim, May 12 at Calgary and May 14 at Anaheim. That's a lot of time off for...

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