Anaheim Ducks Rally Back In Three Minutes For Amazing Comeback

Lynette Rowe
May 20, 2017

Pressure is on in Pittsburgh • Three goals in five minutes sparked sing-song chants of "FLEU-RY!"

"You never want to play a series where you lose both games at home, but that's the case for both teams".

If Connor McDavid, the Oilers' 20-year-old captain, is anxious, he's not showing it. "We got ourselves a lead in the series", Getzlaf said after the historic 4-3 double-overtime win in Game 5 against the Oilers that left much of the hockey world in awe. Louis series in the Western Conference finals.

Perry finished with a goal and two assists, posting another memorable playoff game following an unimpressive regular season for the former NHL MVP.

More important, Draisaitl's success against Anaheim is nothing new. But, questionable as that may seem, the Oilers still had a chance to shake off what they and their fans deems a bad call, and win the game. "Sometimes it's nice to go in there and be stupid to it", Oilers centre Mark Letestu said Monday.

It's been an oddly high-scoring series with seven or more goals scored in all but one game.

"Leo led the charge", Letestu said. We just kept going. We have all year. "It helps when the teams plays that well".

The other goals were scored by Zack Kassian and Anton Slepyshev.

They are sure of what to expect from Edmonton. The Ducks will be looking for more out of Corey Perry, who, despite scoring the overtime victor a few days ago, has struggled to find the back of the net so far, and the Oilers will hope that Jordan Eberle, who is goalless in the 2017 playoffs, breaks out of his slump. Jonathan Bernier made 25 saves in relief.

The rout turned the Oilers' ardent supporters into a pulsating, jubilant mass.

But the spoils were not over there, Corey Perry would score in double overtime almost 30 minutes later with the help of Ryan Getzlaf and Rickard Rakell. "But it's a race to four, and they've only got three".

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They cheered at one point when Perry, who scored the winning goal on Friday, limped off the ice.

"It's past us, we were porous in a lot of areas (Sunday) and we had to take today to heal our bodies and our minds", said Carlyle.

It was like a Chihuahua fighting a pit bull, but Caggiula landed a handful of punches, at the end with Kesler laying beneath him. And - perhaps even more alarmingly for the Anaheim Ducks - that lead was built without Connor McDavid even registering a point. "Eventually, tempers are going to flare". "Home ice is home ice". This occurred last season against the Nashville Predators in Round 1; in the 2015 Western Conference Final against the Chicago Blackhawks; in Round 2; versus the Los Angeles Kings in 2014 and then once again in 2013, when they faced the Detroit Red Wings in the first round. The Ducks take a 3-2 lead in the best-of-seven.

The Edmonton Oilers avoided elimination in Game 6 with a resounding 7-1 victory over the Anaheim Ducks at home Sunday.

In Game 5, Anaheim became the first team in National Hockey League playoff history to force an overtime when trailing by three goals with less than four minutes left in regulation.

Rickard Rakell put the tying goal through a crowd of prone players with 15 seconds left in regulation to cap a stunning sequence of three goals in just over three minutes, all with goalie John Gibson pulled for an extra attacker. During the melee, Darnell Nurse knocked Kesler into the crease, but once he got there it looked like Kesler held Talbot's pad, preventing him from making a save.

Berenger says while Oilers and Ducks fans have been on their best behaviour so far, there were a few Ducks fans who got their feathers ruffled. But in the face of the results, their truisms began to sound like clichés.

"We did what we had to do", Getzlaf said. The Oilers were able to spring a 4-on-2 break but only needed a give-and-go between Caggiula and McDavid to break the game open.

A demotion for Ovechkin wasn't even the biggest development as Crosby took part in a full-contact practice Friday and could return following a concussion caused by a hit by Washington's Matt Niskanen in Game 3.

"We are still in a good spot". We've found ways to come back and flush what's happened and prepare our group. Game 7 is Wednesday night.

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