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Ducks end trip with lackluster effort in 6-2 loss to Ottawa
Ducks end trip with lackluster effort in 6-2 loss to Ottawa

All week long, the Ducks have walked through hotels playing holiday music, visiting Canada's biggest cities festively lighted up for the season. They shut off the sentiment through four games, stayed locked in on the demands of a rugged trip and won three times, from Edmonton to Winnipeg to Montreal. Then Friday's road finale came, home beckoning, fatigue at its peak from a gritty performance the night before. And the outcome showed it. Ottawa Senators 6, Ducks 2. "Not a great effort, all the way around," Ducks Coach Bruce Boudreau said after the loss. "I'm not going to say we were content and [were thinking], 'Let's just get home.' ...

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