Oilers take 2-0 lead, Blues draw level

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Silfverberg took a feed from Cam Fowler and beat Talbot cleanly with a wrist shot from the right faceoff circle with Ryan Kesler drawing the additional assist. But after tying it up, they let it get away. Kesler was able to get in the way of the ice-level camera and made life miserable for the linsemen during the review. He isn't the stealth bomber.

The Oilers have simply outplayed the Ducks in both games of this series and have now won five of the last six meetings overall against them. Sometimes there are too many holes in the boat to plug.

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. McDavid won the Art Ross Trophy after finishing his sophomore season with 100 points, while Draisaitl finished eighth in the league with 77. Defensively, the Edmonton Oilers are allowing 2.5 goals per game and are killing 80.7 percent of their opponents power plays. He was one of three Oilers to finish minus-two.

Game 2 is Friday night.

Defenseman Kevin Bieksa sustained a lower-body injury in the second period of Game 1 and did not return. Patrick Maroon hut his old team again as he got credit for a goal when Nugent-Hopkins's deflection went in off him in front of Gibson.

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EDMONTON, Alberta Connor McDavid lit up an orange-clad Rogers Place with a stunning cut against the grain move and score and the Edmonton Oilers had erased a three-goal deficit to put the Ducks back on the ropes in a must-win Game 3. "We know what we have to do, though".

"I think everybody is behind the Oilers now, I think some of the Flames fans are going to be cheering for Edmonton".

There were virtually no odd-man rushes in those first two periods. - Anaheim's Patrick Eaves redirected a puck off the post midway through the third period and it just sat there before it was finally cleared away.

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Winning four straight games to close out the Bulls certainly built some momentum after Boston struggled to find their footing. Washington's Markieff Morris added 17 points and eight rebounds, and Bojan Bogdanovic scored 10 points off the bench.

Like the Ducks, San Jose, the defending conference champion, was billed as superior to the young Oilers by way of their playoff experience. Here is the catch phrase that should be in every Anaheim player's head #WeOwnTheBoards. We're comfortable in this position, and we understand that they've been here before and have played in these games.

"Silvy is a tremendous hockey player", coach Randy Carlyle said.

HollywoodLifers, who will you be rooting for in this game? That holding call preceded a high-sticking call against Lindholm, which led to Letestu's goal on the 5-on-3.

"It's hard to kill all those", Getzlaf said. "We weathered it and killed the penalty and that's what matters". Our neutral zone isn't real good. "He (Larsson) shouldn't have that much space".

"The thing is wherever I'm at, I'm just going to be locked in on that situation and knowing my role on that specific team", Kerdiles said.

Sometimes there is an unexpected star.

McDavid tied the game at 8:40 spinning and cutting back to lose defender Sami Vatanen and rifling a shot over Gibson's left elbow.

Honda Center fell silent when Jordan Eberle's puck toward the net hit Maroon's skate and arched over Gibson for the power forward's second goal of the playoffs.

"You can kind of match those two reasons together", McLellan said.

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