Steve Yzerman

Some Ducks youngsters face their first NHL Game 7, but they've already known pressure

Some Ducks youngsters face their first NHL Game 7, but they've already known pressure

Brandon Montour had to think back awhile to the last time he played a Game 7. It’s been so long, and it didn't occur on ice but on a grass field.

“Junior lacrosse,” Montour said. “I’ve been in a few there. I was fortunate to be on a lot of good lacrosse teams.”

Ducks teammate Josh Manson also had to think way back to his last Game 7.

“Maybe juniors?” Manson said, referring to his junior hockey days. “I think we made it to the third round in juniors.”

For as much experience as the Ducks have from Game 7s each of the past four seasons, all losses, Wednesday’s series-deciding Game 7 against the Edmonton Oilers at Honda Center will be a first for several young...

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