Silfverberg scores 2, Ducks beat Oilers 6-3 in Game 3

Beth Cruz
May 3, 2017

The Ducks are 5-2 in their last 7 road games, 23-9 in their last 32 games playing on 1 days rest and 8-2 in their last 10 vs. Western Conference.

Three goals in less than 12 minutes of the first period had given the Ducks a big lead and life in a playoff series in which they had lost the first two games at home.

The game of hockey giveth, and it taketh away.

After Friday's 2-1 loss, the Ducks were talking about taking a lot of the good things they did into Sunday's game. Anaheim faces no easy task, having dug themselves a hole and heading into unfriendly territory at Rogers Place.

Talbot fell on his sword after the game. And that was more than enough to put them on the losing end. "I'm happy when he scores, he's happy when I score so it makes it a lot of fun".

The Oilers hogged the puck in the offensive zone and Ducks such as Ryan Kesler, Hampus Lindholm and Rickard Rakell couldn't get off the ice for a line change.

"We just didn't get that traffic in front of the net, so that was obviously something we tried to do more of today", Silfverberg said.

It was Karlsson's first goal and seventh point of the playoffs. Things got even better when Silfverberg scored his second goal of the game. Theodore and Manson each had two assists.

SENATORS 2, RANGERS 1: Erik Karlsson scored on a bad-angle shot with 4:11 left in the third period, lifting Ottawa to the win in the opener of its second-round playoff series. "They may not score all the time, but they're always working hard and getting chances".

We've entered the third season of the annual South Point-lined Play of the Day competition, effective July 1. "I don't really like the attention so that's fine by me". "I thought tonight was a gutsy win".

"You hope you can capitalize when you get opportunities", said Cogliano. "We've been a good bounce-back team all year".

That was the marker that stabbed the Oilers in the heart. Kesler was able to get in the way of the ice-level camera and made life miserable for the linsemen during the review.

Rakell got a long pass from Getzlaf behind the Edmonton defense and scored on a breakaway 25 seconds in for the fastest playoff goal to start a game in franchise history. The Ducks also hit multiple posts in Game 2, but nothing could get by Talbot, who made most of his tough saves well before the final eight minutes. "We did a good job battling back to tie it up, but ultimately we definitely didn't deserve to win that one". "By the second timeout we were down by three".

Maroon became the fifth different player to have a winning goal in six postseason victories for the Oilers, joining Zack Kassian (2), David Desharnais, Anton Slepyshev and Adam Larsson.

Then it was McDavid's turn to work his magic. Wagner scored the tiebreaking goal midway through the second period, firing a shot that deflected off Talbot's arm and in.

Despite his team's apparent lack of big-game bona fides, the kid captain says his team is uniquely built for this moment. Historically, the Oilers are 19-0 when leading a playoff series 2-0.

It marked the fourth time in seven postseason games that Pekka Rinne and the Predators have held an opponent to one goal or fewer in a game. "Our group showed a little bit of resiliency".

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