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Ducks, a 2-1 winner over Wild, hoping to raise game
Ducks, a 2-1 winner over Wild, hoping to raise game

If you didn't think to look for it or didn't happen to glance up at the green-girdered roof Friday while the Ducks were opening their home schedule with a 2-1 come-from-behind victory over the Minnesota Wild, it would have been easy to miss the new banner hanging at the east end of Honda Center. The banner, which commemorates the Ducks' 2013-14 Pacific Division championship, was raised sometime this summer. Maybe in August, a team spokesman said. He wasn't sure. The banner, displayed alongside a similar one from 2012-13, went up without any fanfare — and without any fans cheering its ascent. Which is exactly how the Ducks wanted it. Some players didn't even...

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