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Grand finale: Ducks get last chance to survive Red Wings in Game 7 on Sunday night

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    Detroit Red Wings goalie Jimmy Howard (35) stops a Anaheim Ducks right wing Teemu Selanne (8), of Finland, shot in the second period in Game 6 of a first-round NHL hockey Stanley Cup playoff series in Detroit, Friday, May 10, 2013. Detroit won 4-3 in overtime. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)The Associated Press

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    Detroit Red Wings goalie Jimmy Howard (35) watches as members of the Anaheim Ducks celebrate Bobby Ryan's goal in the third period in Game 6 of a first-round NHL hockey Stanley Cup playoff series in Detroit, Friday, May 10, 2013. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)The Associated Press

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    Detroit Red Wings players celebrate Henrik Zetterberg's goal in overtime against the Anaheim Ducks in Game 6 of a first-round NHL hockey Stanley Cup playoff series in Detroit, Friday, May 10, 2013. Detroit won 4-3. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)The Associated Press

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    Anaheim Ducks right wing Bobby Ryan (9) celebrates his goal against Detroit Red Wings goalie Jimmy Howard in the third period in Game 6 of a first-round NHL hockey Stanley Cup playoff series in Detroit, Friday, May 10, 2013. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)The Associated Press

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    Detroit Red Wings goalie Jimmy Howard fails to stop Anaheim Ducks' Nick Bonino's game winning goal during overtime in Game 5 of their first-round NHL hockey Stanley Cup playoff series in Anaheim, Calif., Wednesday, May 8, 2013. The Ducks won 3-2 in overtime. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)The Associated Press

A theatrical playoff series gets an appropriately grand finale when the Anaheim Ducks host the Detroit Red Wings in Game 7 on Sunday night.

After four overtime games, several clutch goals and plenty of wild momentum swings, the second-seeded Ducks have one last chance to finish off the resilient Red Wings.

Although Anaheim coach Bruce Boudreau would rather be playing in a Game 7 than watching it from the bench, he hopes his players embrace their opportunity to create a postseason reputation that could last their lifetimes.

Detroit has stayed in this series with three overtime victories, including Game 6 on Friday night. Anaheim had to rally late just to force two of those overtimes.

When the clubs met in a Game 7 four years ago, Detroit won it at home.