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Ducks-Blackhawks matchup won't be just another game
Ducks-Blackhawks matchup won't be just another game

Last January, the Ducks came to Chicago having won 18 of 19 games and eight straight, and were then beaten by the Blackhawks, 4-2. Ducks Coach Bruce Boudreau differed with the suggestion that the loss had any real effect on his team, noting it won at St. Louis the next night. Yet, players on both sides know there’s a measuring-stick element to the meeting of teams that both lost to the eventual-champion Kings in seven games during last season’s playoffs. “They’ve got a lot of character and skill, have made a couple additions, and I’m sure they’ll be there at the end of the season,” Chicago defenseman Duncan Keith said. “I do remember [the...

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