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Even without Ryan Getzlaf, Ducks get impressive 5-2 win over Predators
Even without Ryan Getzlaf, Ducks get impressive 5-2 win over Predators

A demanding road challenge against the Central Division-leading Nashville Predators was one thing. Subtracting team points leader Ryan Getzlaf because of an injury in pregame warmups made the Ducks' challenge Thursday night even more imposing. Instead of slumping shoulders against a team that had the best home record in the NHL (20-2-1 at Bridgestone Coliseum, including eight wins in a row), Anaheim produced perhaps its proudest performance of the season in a 5-2 victory. Forward Jakob Silfverberg scored two goals, Matt Beleskey notched his 20th of the season and goalie Frederik Andersen made 44 saves to tie Nashville's Pekka Rinne for most wins (29) in the league. The...

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