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NHL pluses and minuses: Ducks streaking; Oilers fire Dallas Eakins
NHL pluses and minuses: Ducks streaking; Oilers fire Dallas Eakins

Times columnist Helene Elliott rates the pluses and minuses in the NHL from the last week: + The Ducks have won seven straight games despite losing sniper Corey Perry to a sprained left knee. They've won seven straight games five times since the start of the 2013-14 season; no other team has done that more than twice. Their depth up the middle has helped lately and right wing Jakob Silfverberg (three goals in five games) has awakened at the right time. + Look who's on a roll: the San Jose Sharks, whose 2-0 victory over Nashville on Saturday was their seventh win in their last eight games. They moved past Calgary and into third in the Pacific Division. Goaltender Antti Niemi,...

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