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What we learned from the Ducks' 2-1 win in Montreal
What we learned from the Ducks' 2-1 win in Montreal

There were tears in the building. And if there weren’t any on the Ducks’ bench when their former teammate Saku Koivu’s voice cracked mentioning his fight against cancer in the pregame retirement ceremony for Montreal’s former captain of 10 years, then some hearts need to be checked. The point is, the commitment to rebounding from Tuesday’s 6-2 loss in Toronto and the focus on resilience in playing the fourth game of a road trip could’ve easily vanished in the emotion. It didn’t. The Ducks beat the returning Eastern Conference finalist Montreal Canadiens, 2-1, on Thursday. Heart? Check. Here's what we learned from the game Thursday...

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