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Offensive mind-set cushions' Ducks defensive hits
Offensive mind-set cushions' Ducks defensive hits

The Ducks are middle-of-the-pack in allowing goals, tied for seventh in the Western Conference. Yet, given the losses they’ve suffered among defensemen, the ranking is admirable. The play of goalie Jonas Hiller and his backup, Frederik Andersen, along with the strong pairing of defenders Cam Fowler and Ben Lovejoy, are pointed to as the chief reasons. Another is the team’s offensive-minded philosophy. “It starts at the top, and if the top guys are getting puck deep, there’s no excuse for anyone not to,” fourth-line forward Matt Beleskey said Wednesday morning following the team’s skate preparing for the night’s game...

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