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First-round breakdown: Ducks-Preds

Updated: April 11, 2011, 12:30 AM ET
By Pierre LeBrun | ESPN.com

The Nashville Predators and Anaheim Ducks meet for the first time in the NHL playoffs, two clubs with different makeups and styles of play.

The Ducks ride the explosive offense of their top line, led by Hart Trophy candidate and Rocket Richard winner Corey Perry. The Predators stress defense first with arguably the NHL's best blue-line tandem in Shea Weber and Ryan Suter.

Nashville won the season series, taking three of four games, but the Ducks have been one of the hottest ...

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