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by Paul on 05/13/13 at 07:52 AM ET
from Helene Elliott of the LA Times,
What should have been a memory for the ages — a Game 7, a defining moment every NHL player craves — evolved into a dispirited 3-2 loss for the second-seeded Ducks, who were a step slower and a split-second behind the seventh-seeded Red Wings most of the night.
"I don't think anybody expected to come up short," Ducks winger Bobby Ryan said. "I think we were all coming to the rink tonight very confident in ourselves and very excited about where this could take us. It's a pretty low-morale group now, that's for sure.
Corey Perry knelt in the neutral zone for several seconds after the final buzzer, his face a mask of disbelief. Teemu Selanne, the certain Hall of Fame winger who will be 43 in July and might have played his final NHL game, didn't get off the bench in the final minute. Like his team, he had little left at the end.
Below, watch Anaheim players and Bruce Boudreau react to the game 7 loss...
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