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Three keys going into the Ducks-Calgary Flames NHL playoff series

Three keys going into the Ducks-Calgary Flames NHL playoff series

Three keys for the Ducks in their best-of-seven Western Conference semifinal series against the Calgary Flames: 1 Will the real cardiac kids please step up? Does anyone around here want to play with a lead? In the regular season, the Ducks came back to win 18 times — an NHL record — when they trailed in the third period. The Flames won 10 times when trailing after two periods. A similar pattern continued in the playoffs. Anaheim rallied three times in the third period in its first three games against the Jets, and the Flames erased a 3-0 deficit in their series-clinching victory over Vancouver. The real question: Can anyone play with the lead? 2 The Hiller referendum ...

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