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EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) -- Duncan Keith has been here before.
EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — Duncan Keith has been here before.
Well, maybe not quite here, breaking off a wild 9-6 defeat to open the Oilers’ second-round playoff series against their bitter provincial rival. But the veteran defenseman has seen a lot in his 17 NHL seasons.
On the morning of Game 2, and with his team already fumbling against a physical, grinding opponent, Keith cut a cool figure.
“We have a pretty good understanding that this is a game, it’s early in the series,” said the 38-year-old. “But we need a response.”
Keith was a big part of Edmonton’s solution against Calgary’s relentless, high-pressure forecheck on Friday night. He also scored a goal and two assists as the Oilers came back from another early loss to drop the Flames 5–3 and even Alberta’s first postseason battle in 31 years.