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Aaron Ward, Chris Higgins and Eric Staal explain how they approach a shift

Updated: April 24, 2009, 9:38 AM ET
By Lindsay Berra | ESPN The Magazine

In the latest issue of The Mag, E.J. Hradek takes a look at the importance of ice time in the NHL playoffs and maximizing the efficiency of each shift. Here, 'Canes playmaker Eric Staal, Boston blueliner Aaron Ward and Habs grinder Chris Higgins tell The Mag's Lindsay Berra, in their own words, how they approach each trip out onto the ice. Hear what they had to say below.

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