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  • Ducks strike quickly; score two goals in 32 seconds against Chicago (Video)

    Josh Cooper at Puck Daddy3 hrs ago

    What is it about the Anaheim Ducks and scoring goals and bunches super quickly? In Game 4 at Chicago, the Ducks scored the second-fastest three goals in NHL history in 37 seconds.

    The Ducks got their scoring on the board quickly in Game 5 at Anaheim with two goals in 32 seconds.

    First, at the 5:10 mark of the first period, Ducks defenseman Cam Fowler fired a wrister past Chicago goaltender Corey Crawford. This put the game at 1-0. Behold … 

    Then check out this nifty deflection by Ducks forward Ryan Kesler on a knuckling shot by Jakob Slifverberg. And it was 2-0 Ducks after this score. 

    Meanwhile, Chicago didn’t register a shot on goal until Jonathan Toews fired one at Andersen with 3:40 left in the first. 

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    Josh Cooper is an editor for Puck Daddy on Yahoo Sports. Have a tip? Email him at puckdaddyblog@yahoo.com or follow him on Twitter! Follow @joshuacooper

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  • Blackhawks and Ducks try to recover fast for Game 5

    Josh Cooper at Puck Daddy12 hrs ago

    And before the pivotal Game 5 Monday night contest in Anaheim, the teams rested. Well, more like recovered in regards to the Blackhawks and Ducks, who have so far played a bruising rough n’ tumble series.

    On Sunday, after Chicago's Game 4’s double-overtime victory, the Ducks received the simple instruction from coach Bruce Boudreau:

    “I told them to get away from it today,” he said. “I said, Go home. Don't sit on the couch or anything. Get some movement and exercise in. But have a good day with your families, not think about the game, then come  back  tomorrow  refreshed, all excited to play Game 5 in front of our home fans.” 

    The Blackhawks also didn’t skate on their travel day back to Anaheim.

    At the moment, this war of attrition hits the final stage, and both teams are trying to find some sort of edge.

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