Found March 01, 2012 on On the Duck Pond:
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The last time the Ducks lost two in a row in regulation, it was the end of December/beginning of January.   Since then, they have been smoking hot, making up points that are usually impossible to regain.  Despite all those points earned and made up, they still could not gain in the standings.  A win against the Buffalo Sabres would have bounced them up a notch from 13th to 12th.  Instead, the Ducks were shutout 2-0 by the Sabres.  "I thought we played pretty well," said Jonas Hiller, who stopped 22 shots. "But if you don't score, it's tough to win."While nothing changed for them in the standings, it still felt like they lost ground.  The playoffs, previously deemed a miraculous possibility, now seem much more difficult to achieve.You cannot fault the Ducks for their efforts against the Buffalo Sabres.  They outshot them 43 - 24.  They merely ran into a brick wall named Ryan Miller.  Miller was nothing short of perfect in net.  He had every space covered a...
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