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Lapses doom Ducks in 2-0 loss to St. Louis Blues
Lapses doom Ducks in 2-0 loss to St. Louis Blues

What seemed like a perfect set-up was, except it was for the St. Louis Blues, not the Ducks. In a flat display fraught with uncharacteristic lapses, the Ducks lost, 2-0, Thursday in a game that going in appeared to be the least challenging for the Ducks on a four-game trip against returning Western Conference playoff teams. Before the game, Blues Coach Ken Hitchcock reeled off a list of injuries: centers David Backes (concussion), Paul Stastny (lingering shoulder pain), Joakim Lindstrom (sick) and forward T.J. Oshie (concussion) were all out. Injury losses such as that on a team that had been beat four straight times by the Ducks, including a shutout at Honda Center 11 days earlier,...

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