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Most boring game ever

While preparing for tonight's game against Nashville, Lindy Ruff went back to his file on last year's 2-0 loss to the Predators.

"The notes on the paper say, ‘It was the most boring game I’ve ever been involved with,’" Ruff recalled correctly. "It was a game that was 0-0 till the end. There were no chances."

So will tonight's meeting be the same?

"I hope not," Ruff said. "I hope not."

What will be the same are the team's styles. Ruff and Nashville's Barry Trotz coached together at the world championships in the spring.

"It’s funny how we’ve tweaked what we’ve done and it’s so similar in so many things that I was sort of laughing," Trotz said today. "Everything we talked about with Team Canada we’ve kind of stole all the ideas from each other.

"We’re going to mirror each other in a lot of ways, everything from the color scheme of the uniforms almost to the way we play. It should be a pretty entertaining game because we play a similar style."

Anything would be more entertaining that last year.

---John Vogl

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