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Improvement on defense makes Ducks that much tougher
Improvement on defense makes Ducks that much tougher

The Ducks already carry the credibility of leading the NHL in goals scored last season. If they can continue to complement that offense with a performance such as Tuesday's 1-0 shutout of the Chicago Blackhawks, the Ducks could have the makings of a memorable season. "We're playing pretty good defense … good goal differential (31-19), we want it to continue to go well," Coach Bruce Boudreau said of his Ducks, who have limited six of their past eight opponents to a goal or less. "Obviously, our defense has gotten better. If you look at teams that have won the Cup, they're high in the defensive standings — L.A. was the best defensive team last...

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