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Ben Lovejoy flourishes for Ducks on defense
Ben Lovejoy flourishes for Ducks on defense

Whether it's the opponent's top scorer or the Ducks' mood, defenseman Ben Lovejoy has proven in his breakout season he has a firm handle on it. A confluence of greater maturity and an appreciation of the disparity between Lovejoy's prior NHL job and the confidence boost from Ducks' leadership has created a productive and unselfish shutdown defenseman. "He can skate, defend, plays hard all the time," Ducks Coach Bruce Boudreau said. "When we play a team with a No. 1 line that's very fast, he's always against that team — might be the only one who can catch 'em. "He's brought a lot of stability to our...

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