Cam Talbot carries Oilers past Ducks

Rinne blanked the Blues after Alexander Steen scored with about seven minutes left in the second period.

Nick Ritchie, who missed out Game 2 Friday due to what seems like flu may play game 3 Sunday night. We just have to find ways to play our game now. Talbot got credit from both teams for the result in Game 2, making all manner of impressive saves while Anaheim dominated the final 30 minutes. John Gibson made 27 saves.

Silfverberg got his stick on a loose puck at 5:32 when Oilers defenceman Adam Larsson failed to clear it away from Talbot. We get a big goal early, which really helped, too. That was the game-winner in the 2-1 win for Ottawa. "It's good going home with two wins".

Letestu cleaned up Ryan Nugent-Hopkins' shot during 55 seconds of 5-on-3 play to tie up the game.

Antoine Vermette had a promising opportunity on special teams in the first, where the Oilers managed three shots to the Ducks' 12, only for Oscar Klefbom to alertly use his stick to prevent Vermette from getting any power on a shot from the foot of the crease. Rickard Rakell's breakaway snipe 25 seconds into the first period was indicative of their myriad breakdowns. "We learned a lot during the last series", said defenseman Adam Larsson, who scored two goals in Game 1, including the victor with 4:40 remaining in regulation.

Gibson made 24 stops for the win. The Ducks didn't give up a third-period goal during their entire first-round sweep of Calgary.

"We didn't want to come here and split", Maroon said. Edmonton however needed 6 games to get past the San Jose Sharks in their opening playoff round. Edmonton extended its lead to 2-0 on Maroon's power-play goal, his second of the playoffs, at 6:41 of the second period.

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It was the fifth time in in the series that the Leafs and Caps required overtime to determine a victor . The Leafs scored multiple power-play goals for the fourth straight game in a win over the Rangers .

That's Ducks defenceman Josh Manson on being down 0-2 in the series. He had eight points (six goals, two assists) in five games against the Ducks during the regular season. Perhaps that's why the Ducks' second straight loss at home barely caused a flicker of apparent concern in their calm dressing room.

"Everyone thinks we're this young team, but we've got some veteran guys in here who have over 500 games", said forward Patrick Maroon. "That was a good lesson for us". "But the details will have to get a lot more polished up", said McLellan. "Tonight we did a good job of staying calm, sticking with the system, and we got a bounce".

It was only Sekera's second playoff goal, the other came in 2011.

The series remains in Edmonton for Game 4 on Wednesday.

Anaheim gradually turned the period in its favor, but couldn't score. The Oilers challenged the play for offside, but the goal stood after a video review.

The Oilers have defeated the Ducks two games out of two. 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.

Game 3: Capitals at Penguins, 7:30 p.m. ET (Penguins lead series 2-0) - Capitals coach Barry Trotz yanked goalie Braden Holtby in Game 2's blowout loss after the reigning Vezina Trophy victor surrendered his sixth goal of the series (he's faced just 35 shots). The two series in the East - Rangers-Senators and Penguins-Capitals - will face off again on Saturday.



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