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The Anaheim side are within one win of lifting the Stanley Cup.
Last Modified: 05 Jun 2007 12:57 GMT

The Ducks: The Stanley Cup is within reach [GALLO/GETTY]

A brace from Andy McDonald gave the Anaheim Ducks a 3-2 victory over the Ottawa Senators and put the Southern California franchise within a win of their first Stanley Cup championship.
 
McDonald scored two goals in the second period, then shook off the hard-hitting Chris Neil before assisting on Dustin Penner's winner in the third quarter.
The Ducks will carry a 3-1 series advantage back home to Anaheim, where they are 7-0 in series deciding games, including 3-0 this year.
 
But never has one been so important, and it all became possible because of the Ducks' first road win in the finals in six chances over two series.

Anaheim is 5-0 in the finals on home ice and can secure Southern California's first Stanley Cup title as early as Wednesday night.

Anaheim got it done despite a miserable first period in which it was outshot 13-2 without Pronger, a Norris Trophy finalist who served a one-game suspension for an elbow to the head of Ottawa's Dean McAmmond in Game 3 on Saturday.

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