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Ducks' comeback sets new record

Monday, 04.28.2014 / 1:15 AM / Ducks vs Stars - 2014 SCP First Round

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Ducks' comeback sets new record
The Anaheim Ducks' rally in Game 6 against the Dallas Stars set a new record for multigoal comebacks in the first round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs.

The Anaheim Ducks were less than three minutes away Sunday night from being forced to play a Game 7 in their Western Conference First Round series against the Dallas Stars.

Instead, they helped make history.

Nick Bonino and Devante Smith-Pelly scored 1:14 apart late in the third period to erase a 4-2 deficit before Bonino scored again 2:47 into overtime to lead the Ducks to an improbable 5-4 victory in Game 6 at American Airlines Center. Anaheim won the series 4-2 and will face either the San Jose Sharks or Los Angeles Kings in the second round.

The Ducks recorded the 10th multi-goal comeback of the 2014 Stanley Cup Playoffs (that's 24.4 percent of the 41 playoff games played). That is a record for the most such victories in the first round of the postseason; there were only eight such victories in the entire 2013 Stanley Cup Playoffs.

Overall, there have been 27 comeback wins this postseason.

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