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Ducks' comeback attempt comes too late in 5-2 loss to Pittsburgh

Ducks' comeback attempt comes too late in 5-2 loss to Pittsburgh

The Ducks are searching for why their second-period play is so less energetic than the other 40 minutes. One thing they learned for certain in a 5-2 loss Friday is that committing such a dip against a team such as the Pittsburgh Penguins is too much to overcome. By giving up three goals to the visitors in a span of 9 minutes 6 seconds in the second period, the Ducks (42-18-7) saw their four-game winning streak end. Opponents have now outscored the Ducks, 80-65, in the second this season. “It’s not our best period. We’re trying to figure that out, really don’t have any answers for it,” Ducks forward Corey Perry said after scoring his 28th goal in a...

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