Milan Lucic

Ducks hope a good start will lead to a good end in latest Game 7 test

Ducks hope a good start will lead to a good end in latest Game 7 test

For the fifth straight season, the Ducks will play a Game 7 at home after having squandered a 3-2 series lead when they face the Edmonton Oilers on Wednesday night at the Honda Center.

How do they avoid losing that decisive game for the fifth straight season? Try scoring first.

The common thread in their losses to the Detroit Red Wings in 2013, the Kings in 2014, the Chicago Blackhawks in 2015 and the Nashville Predators last season is that the Ducks fell behind early, and often trailed by multiple goals in each game. The only game in which the Ducks matched that first goal was in 2013, when Henrik Zetterberg scored at 1:49 of the first period and Ducks forward Emerson Etem...

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