Ducks @ Oilers Game 3 BEST/WORST

St. Louis Blues right wing Vladimir Tarasenko reacts after scoring the go-ahead goal his second of the game in the third period against the Nashville Predators during Game 2 of an NHL hockey Stanley Cup second

From that point on, the Ducks came after the Oilers with everything they had.

EDMONTON-The Anaheim Ducks wrested some momentum back in their playoff series against the Edmonton Oilers with a 6-3 win Sunday. Ellis leads the team with eight points in the playoffs with P.K. Subban and Josi combining for nine. As the leader in points, I would say that he's the clear favorite.

"They caught us on a sneaky play there right off the bat, and I didn't make the save, really, that I needed to", he said.

The 23-year-old Rakell has broken out as a key two-way player for Anaheim this year, scoring 33 goals and finding a spot on their first line.

He made it sound so easy.

In the first two games of their Western Conference second-round series, the Anaheim Ducks launched 76 shots at Edmonton Oilers goalie Cam Talbot but beat him just four times.

That didn't happen, and for several reasons.

A puck shot by St. Louis Blues' Vladimir Tarasenko, of Russian Federation, slips past Nashville Predators goalie Pekka Rinne, of Finland, for a goal during the third period in Game 2 of an NHL hockey second-round playoff series Friday, April 28, 2017, in St. Louis. Hampus Lindholm (plus-five defensively) led a defense corps that became an offensive catalyst by recording six vital assists.

The Ducks continue to have Getzlaf and Jakob Silfverberg lead the way.

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

Anaheim Ducks goalie John Gibson, right, blocks a shot by Edmonton Oilers defenseman Adam Larsson during the first period in Game 2 of a second-round NHL hockey Stanley Cup playoff series in Anaheim, Calif., Friday, April 28, .

"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. We get a big goal early, which really helped, too.

Worst pronunciation: Nashville coach Peter Laviolette - When discussing the Fiddler penalty which, of course, he did not think was a penalty, Laviolette pronounced Colton Parayko's last name as "Par-y-aiko".

Silfverberg stood tallest on a night when several Ducks stood out. When Ryan Getzlaf added a third goal with 9:19 left before the first intermission, the game was threatening to get out of hand.

It will be interesting to see if Randy Carlyle shakes things up. "If you look at the stat sheet tonight, he was all over it". Faceoffs being one of them (Anaheim has won 119 of 200 faceoffs in the series).

The Rangers scored first, getting a power-play goal from Ryan McDonagh at 7:10 of the second period.

Chris Wagner responded just 48 seconds later with a goal that Oilers goalie Cam Talbot would like to have back. The league said it "reviewed all available replays and consulted with the linesmen" before upholding the call on the ice, but Silfverberg wasn't sure.

"After our game, Fergie told me and couple guys to just wait out for the Ducks' game to be done", Kerdiles said. That's on me. It was just kind of a knuckle puck from the corner. The Ducks then pulled away for a crucial win.

It was the out-of-your-seat goal the Oilers and all of Edmonton had been drooling for all playoffs: Connor McDavid on full human video game mode.

"You can't sit back and receive", he said. "Usually when you shoot, you get the puck back".



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