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Ducks defeat Minnesota, 5-4, with a wild finish
Ducks defeat Minnesota, 5-4, with a wild finish

Bruce Boudreau should have known better. The Ducks' coach, emotionally spent after his team scored the first three goals against Minnesota, gave up the next four and scored the final two Friday to wrest a 5-4 victory from the Wild, shouldn't have allowed himself to think the game would be easy. But why wouldn't he? The Ducks were up, 3-0, on two goals by Ryan Kesler sandwiched around a shot from the slot by Jakob Silfverberg, and all signs pointed toward a rare rout. True, Corey Perry was in the locker room at the Xcel Energy Center after taking a hard hip check from Keith Ballard — Perry's left-knee injury was later described as apparently not serious —...

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