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Ducks lose their momentum during a 4-2 loss to the Golden Knights

Ducks lose their momentum during a 4-2 loss to the Golden Knights

The Ducks continue to turn the puck over and withstand an avalanche of shots, and for the first time in four games it cost them.

It was bound to happen. All the momentum that the Ducks had built in riding a three-game winning streak into Wednesday night’s game at Honda Center? Gone.

It was the Ducks’ longest string of wins this season, but 49 shots from the Vegas Golden Knights (to only 19 for Anaheim) lifted the expansion team in the first meeting between the teams.

The upstart Golden Knights used an aggressive forecheck and smooth skating to show that they’re not just a flash in the pan, their 4-2 victory kicking off the Ducks’ newest rivalry in the Pacific...

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