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Ducks' game plan fails against Capitals in 5-3 loss

Ducks' game plan fails against Capitals in 5-3 loss

Knowing where Alexander Ovechkin will be when the Capitals are on the power play is simple: Just look toward the left circle. Neutralizing him when Washington has a man advantage, or at any other time, is much more complicated. The Ducks found it nearly impossible Sunday while being lured into recklessly trading chances instead of being physical and disciplined defensively. They paid for it with a 5-3 loss at Honda Center in which Ovechkin took the NHL lead with his 35th and 36th goals, in addition to setting up Andre Burakovsky twice. "I don't think it's a secret the way to beat them is below the circles," Ducks Coach Bruce Boudreau, his face red with anger, said...

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