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Round 2

History not on Ducks' side in Game 7

Anaheim has lost four straight at home, is 2-6 all-time

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The Anaheim Ducks will host a Game 7 in the Stanley Cup Playoffs for a fifth straight season when they play the Edmonton Oilers to determine the winner of the Western Conference Second Round at Honda Center on Wednesday.

The Ducks held a 3-2 lead in the best-of-7 series before losing 7-1 at Edmonton on Sunday.

Anaheim has lost four straight Game 7s at home and is 1-4 overall. Its only Game 7 home win was against the Calgary Flames in the first round in 2006. The Ducks are 2-6 all-time in Game 7.

Here is a closer look at their recent shortcomings in Game 7:

 

2016 Western Conference First Round: Nashville Predators 2, Ducks 1

Colin Wilson and Paul Gaustad scored in the first period and Pekka Rinne made 36 saves for the Predators, who were playing a Game 7 for the first time in their history.

Bruce Boudreau is fired as Ducks coach after the series despite leading them to four straight Pacific Division championships. He is replaced by Randy Carlyle, who was coach when the Ducks won the Stanley Cup in 2007.

 

2015 Western Conference Final: Chicago Blackhawks 5, Ducks 3

Jonathan Toews scored twice in the first period for the Blackhawks, who trailed 3-2 in the best-of-7 series before winning back-to-back games. The Ducks allowed five goals in Games 6 and 7.

 

2014 Western Conference Second Round: Los Angeles Kings 6, Ducks 2

Boudreau opts to start 20-year-old rookie John Gibson rather than veteran Jonas Hiller, and the move backfires. Gibson allowed four goals in a little more than one period, and Hiller gave up another in the second. Anaheim trailed 5-1 to start the third.

 

2013 Western Conference First Round: Detroit Red Wings 3, Ducks 2

Francois Beauchemin got the Ducks within a goal when he scored on a power play with 3:17 left, but they fail to score the tying goal and lose the series, concluding Bruce Boudreau's first full season as coach.

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