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Ducks are off to a flying start and not holding back
Ducks are off to a flying start and not holding back

The season began with the Ducks talking about being at their best for the playoffs, and putting less emphasis on their drive to win in the regular season. They are 7-1 and are leading the NHL in goals, evidence the accelerator is pressed to the floorboard. "I don't think there's any easing off," forward Matt Beleskey said. "We're trying to be the best we can be every single night. We might not be trying to have the best record, but if you do it's not a bad thing." Coach Bruce Boudreau, in perhaps a small concession, played the third and fourth lines this week after the Ducks scored empty-net goals. "The minute you start to pace yourself in...

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