Oilers ready for Ducks best

ANAHEIM CA- APRIL 26 Adam Larsson #6 congratulates Cam Talbot #33 of the Edmonton Oilers after defeating the Anaheim Ducks 5-3 in Game One of the Western Conference Second Round during the 2017 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Honda Center

Oilers ready for Ducks best

James Neal and Ryan Ellis scored to give the Predators a 2-1 lead. "They went after [Ryan Kesler] a little bit". But don't be surprised if McDavid still finishes the playoffs with a better than a point-per-game scoring average.

The goal got Oil Country back into the game, as they yelled "Gibson" intermittently.

The Ducks are a veteran team now getting pushed around by a young team on the rise, with all of their playoff experience the Ducks need to be smart and push back, they'll need to avoid taking penalties and it's time for veterans like Perry to start finding the net.

That next game comes on Friday. Allen finished with 28 stops, but lamented the one he didn't make. I mean, he's been excellent for us.

What's Dak Prescott doing at a Nashville Predators game? Kevin Bieksa will miss tonight's game and the way Randy Carlyle was talking to the media about his status, he'll probably be out of action for the next couple of games.

It was still 1-0 when Fiala was hit by Blues defenseman Robert Bortuzzo and went hard into the boards behind the St. Louis net at 1:46 of the second. Both teams entered their league's playoffs with the MVP favorite, but only one had the supporting cast to make it out of the first round. It backfired momentarily in the first period when he took a tripping penalty against McDavid. This from a player who had 10 points (8 G, 2 A). "If you don't have it, good luck".

The Blues rallied in the third.

Letestu replied with two goals with the advantage of a man: at 6:22 in the second period and at 6:23 at the third engagement, taking advantage of rebounds. "I think we are in a good position".

On Sunday, with the Ducks' playoff hopes in the balance after having lost the first two games of their second-round series at home to the Edmonton Oilers, Silfverberg and his linemates fulfilled their mission at both ends of the ice.

"I just chalk it up to a bad game, bad night", McDavid said. Larsson is the latest unlikely scorer of a game-winning goal for Edmonton, which also got winners from Zack Kassian, David Desharnais and Anton Slepyshev in the first round.

"He says that a lot, just so you know", said Getzlaf, surrounded by TV cameras and reporters after the morning skate. "That's not normally what he does for us".

"The first two periods were tight, but actually I thought it was tight the whole game", Eaves said. In addition to NGWMITO, Anaheim needs to play more five on five hockey.

The most shocking development in the opener was the star turn by Larsson, who improbably poured in two goals in 7 1/2 minutes.

Larsson got the victor when he skated behind the net and threw it in front.

Oilers ready for Ducks best

On Friday night, the headliner was clearly Talbot, who stopped 39 of the 40 shots that the desperate Ducks threw at him.

"That's kind of just my area on the power play", Letestu said. "We kept it going". "But we're going to have to be a lot more polished than that".

The Oilers took a 2-0 lead in the series thanks to a 2-1 win in Game 2. He ended up allowing all six goals.

The German forward's empty-net goal capped a four-goal, third-period outburst for the Oilers.

McDavid had one assist, which gives him five points in seven playoff games. "Cam's been there all year for us".

A sold-out Honda Center could barely keep up when a tense 1-1 game morphed into a free-for-all as each team scored two goals apiece in a 4:24 span midway through the third.

"I don't think anything was said in particular".

"The growth potential of this team reminds me of the last dynasty".

Edmonton made it interesting by scoring three straight goals to tie the game in the second period.

"The way we played in our [defensive zone] matched the way that we executed, matched the way that we competed all over the ice", said Yeo.

Still, I can't see Anaheim falling down 3-0 in this series so I have to take the road underdogs in this one.

"We know we can be better", McLellan said. The Ducks swept the Calgary Flames in four games in the first round.

Pittsburgh at Washington, 6:30 p.m.

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