Corey Perry's double-OT goal puts Ducks past Oilers 4-3

Yes, they have been riding the coattails of the red-hot Ryan Getzlaf but when you mix in some timely stops from John Gibson with the odd lucky bounce and occasional call go in their favour, the result of the last two games should surprise no one.

One thing that the Senators need to do differently if they hope to head back for Game 5 up 3-1 is not wait too long to actually get going. Getzlaf had time at the boards to get a pass away to a wide-open Silfverberg.

Corey Perry scored 6:57 into the second overtime after the Anaheim Ducks rallied from a three-goal deficit in the final minutes of regulation, completing a spectacular 4-3 victory over the Edmonton Oilers on Friday night and seizing a 3-2 lead in their second-round playoff series. "I turned my back on it, and it took a rap behind the net, and I was kind of going for a change, and Getzy managed to intercept the puck", Silfverberg said.

The home team hasn't won yet in this series, and the Oilers are 4-1 in California during their impressive return to the Stanley Cup playoffs this spring.

The Ducks did win the third and fourth games last week in Edmonton to regain home-ice advantage, but they made poor use of their familiar surroundings in the early going Friday.

Leon Draisaitl, Connor McDavid and Drake Caggiula scored during a dominant second period, but the Oilers coughed up a big late lead despite solid play by Talbot, who stopped 60 shots.

Talbot acknowledged his own frustration over the non-call but said: "At the same time, we had a 3-nothing lead with 3 1/2 minutes to go".

Just a reminder, tomorrow sees Team Canada getting underway at the World Hockey Championships in Paris, and we will be here for all your daytime hockey open thread goodness! But goals by Ryan Getzlaf with 3:16 left in the third period, Cam Fowler with 2:41 left and Rickard Rakell with 15 seconds left in the third period brought them to even footing with the young Oilers, who were unable to handle this late and potent pushback. "You get that first goal, you never know what can happen in this game, especially in these playoffs". "All we did was get our home-ice back". Likely, but it's back to square one tonight for a crucial game 5 in Anaheim.

Ryan Kesler could have made it 4-2 with a few ticks left in the second, but Oilers defenseman Kris Russell blocked his shot on the goal line, with Talbot down and out.

At 14:25, Getzlaf got his second, plucking the puck off the stick of Nugent-Hopkins and sliding the puck through Talbot's legs.

With his 35th and 36th playoff goals, Getzlaf surpassed Teemu Selanne as the franchise's leader.

Can you continue to expect the road team to win each game in this series?

"He's been an energized player since our five-day break. So we have to find ways to limit him". "Call me and tell me because it's a shame that we are where we are right now with a call like that". It's a fun time of year.

"Right to the net", Perry said.

"I thought it was a hell of a game", Edmonton coach Todd McLellan said. The Anaheim captain picked up the puck off the left-wing wall, skated to the top of the left circle and fired a wrist shot past Oilers goalie Cam Talbot.

EDMONTON-It's common for people in hockey circles to say that a team will go as far as their captain will take them. "Momentum swings in the playoffs are so drastic and they mean so much".

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  • Julie Sanders