Rickard Rakell

Ducks take a little off the top in close shave with Canadiens, 2-1

Ducks take a little off the top in close shave with Canadiens, 2-1

More than two decades have passed since the Montreal Canadiens last won the Stanley Cup, 23 years since they staged a championship parade along what was called “the usual route” because it had become so familiar to so many fans.

The Canadiens have had some good teams since then and they appeared to have a very good team last season until goaltender Carey Price suffered a knee injury that cut his season short and destroyed their playoff hopes. Price is fit and sharp now, and the Canadiens have become a bigger and more physical team, key reasons they brought the NHL’s top record to Anaheim on Tuesday.

All of which made the Ducks’ 2-1 victory stand out...

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