"It's part of the learning curve in figuring out what we need to do, night in and night out to win hockey games or to give ourselves the best chance to win," Ladd said. "We've done that the last little while."
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"It's an uphill battle when you don't get off to the start you need to," Ladd said. "We did a good job of getting ourselves back into it, but that doesn't give you much solace at this point."
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