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

Edmonton Oilers celebrates after centre Mark Letestu's goal against the Anaheim Ducks during the second period in Game 1

Edmonton Oilers left wing Anton Slepyshev (42) celebrates his goal against the Ducks during the first-period of Game 3 in Edmonton, Alberta, Sunday, April 30, 2017.

Cam Talbot misplayed a routine Chris Wagner shot from the half wall, sticking a dagger in Edmonton's comeback bid just 48 seconds after McDavid made them whole.

They saw how the San Jose Sharks responded in Game 4 of that playoff series, scoring 15 seconds in and putting up seven goals in Edmonton's most lopsided playoff loss in history.

After McDavid and Draisaitl set up Letestu's second power-play goal of the night to give Edmonton a 2-1 lead in the third, the pair was back on the ice less than two minutes later.

Edmonton dominated the period and carried a 23-16 shot advantage heading into the final frame.

"Unless they hear the horn go off, it makes you feel pretty good", Talbot said. You try not to get too angry or too wound up about it.

Oilers winger Milan Lucic had been steamed at Ducks defenders all game after some rough play. "We were bad all over the ice and got beat all over the ice".

"It is better to be up 3-0 but ultimately (the Ducks) are a great team", Connor McDavid, the Oilers captain, said.

McDavid, on the other hand, has only one point through two games, but he's not anxious about his individual performances. The Ducks are 2-0 on the road this year in the playoffs and they will be by far the more desperate team in this one. You have to give the Oilers first blood here, (I mean, they won the game, duh) because McDavid's line was crucial to the victory, even if it was Draisaitl doing the most damage on the scoreboard. As the other scorers on the team start to attract attention, I think McDavid will start punishing some defensive sags. "And like I tell him all the time, goalies are supposed to stop the puck". The Ducks trail the second-round series 2-1 after Jakob Silfverberg scored twice in a 6-3 win against the Oilers. Defensively, the Edmonton Oilers are allowing 2.5 goals per game and are killing 80.7 percent of their opponents power plays. Perhaps that's why the Ducks' second straight loss at home barely caused a flicker of apparent concern in their calm dressing room.

Edmonton Oilers Defeat The Anaheim Ducks In Game One
Josh Manson almost put the Ducks ahead 2-0 when he rushes Talbot, but Edmonton got a handle on the game, thanks to power plays. From the Ducks' perspective, the biggest positive may be the fact that they got Cam Fowler back in the lineup.

Russell's shot from the point deflected off Ryan-Nugent Hopkins and Maroon and by Gibson with 40 seconds remaining. We've got to make sure that we've got more bodies in front of the net.

Adam Larsson was the unlikely offensive hero for the Oilers, getting two goals in 7 1/2 minutes in the third period after scoring only four goals in his first 85 games this season.

Jori Lehtera also scored for the Blues, and Jake Allen stopped 22 shots - including 14 in the third period.

Anaheim gradually turned the period in its favor, but couldn't score.

"There were a couple fluky goals, couple of breakdowns and an empty netter", said Cam Fowler. Rickard Rakell was sprung on a breakaway by Getzlaf, choosing to go high glove on Talbot.

"The first two periods, I didn't do much at all", Draisaitl said of his Game 1 efforts. This from a player who had 10 points (8 G, 2 A).

"When aked about the possibility of rust for the Ducks, who hadn't played in eight days, Randy Carlyle replied, 'What rust?" D Oscar Klefbom was in Edmonton's lineup after missing the third period of the final game in the first round. The Ducks scratched F Nick Ritchie with an apparent case of the flu.

The Ducks have still not lost three games in a row all season. He also had the game-tying and game-winning goals, as the Anaheim Ducks won in overtime, en route to a series sweep.



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