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Morning Skate: Bruce Boudreau deserves your Jack Adams votes

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Lace 'em up. Time for the Morning Skate.

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THE COMEBACK KIDS

Patience has paid off for the Anaheim Ducks. They got off to one of the worst starts in franchise history this season on the back of another playoff flameout. General manager Bob Murray could've fired the coaching staff and hit the reset button at any time.

He stayed his hand, though, and his franchise has reaped the benefits. On Thursday, the Ducks rolled over the Arizona Coyotes on the road to a 5-1 victory. It was their 10th straight win (matching a franchise record) and 17th in their last 19 games. That's 35 out of a possible 38 points and about as perfect a stretch as you can get in the NHL.

And now they're just five points out from winning the Western Conference outright. Bruce Boudreau has done a masterful job with this team and should be lauded for it.

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