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Ducks' Kesler aims to slow down McDavid

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ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) Connor McDavid is about to get to know Ryan Kesler very well.

When the Edmonton Oilers visit the Anaheim Ducks for their second-round playoff opener on Wednesday night at Honda Center, all eyes will be on the Oilers' 20-year-old superstar and the Ducks' All-Star center, who is usually assigned to stop the world's best players.

"(Kesler) has been up for the Selke (Trophy) for however many years in a row, so that speaks for itself," McDavid said. "He understands his defensive role."

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