Silfverberg scores 2, Ducks beat Oilers 6-3 in Game 3

Silfverberg scores 2, Ducks beat Oilers 6-3 in Game 3

EDMONTON: The Anaheim Ducks rode a fast start to a 6-3 win over the Edmonton Oilers and got back into their playoff series Sunday. Sometimes there are too many holes in the boat to plug. He ended the regular season with a goal and two points in five games in April and failed to record a point till Game 3 against the Calgary Flames in the first round. To all that we can add how the Ducks hit a few posts, lost their defensive assignments a few times and drew untimely penalties (Nick Ritchie and Hampus Lindholm).

National Hockey League scoring champion Connor McDavid was limited to one secondary assist in the opener, but the Oilers got four points from German star Leon Draisaitl and another big chunk of help from lesser-known talents. Patrick Maroon and Anton Slepyshev also scored and defenceman Kris Russell had a pair of assists for the Oilers.

The Ducks, who have advanced to the second round in three of the last four years, can head the 2,800 kilometres to central Alberta feeling one of two ways: in a heap of trouble or exceedingly unlucky after carrying the play but still managing to lose twice on home ice. "Game 3 is going to be a good game and we'd better be ready to play".

After a scoreless first, the teams traded goals in the second - Ryan Getzlaf for the Ducks and Mark Letestu for the Oilers - to go into the second intermission tied at one.

PENGUINS 3, CAPITALS 2: Sidney Crosby scored two goals in 52 seconds, Nick Bonino had the victor in the third period and Pittsburgh beat Washington in Game 1 of their second-round playoff series. One of the things he's done a very good job of all season is understanding that without his offense on a given night, we still have the ability to win. "For us, we just have to continue what we're doing".

ABOUT THE OILERS: While likely Hart Trophy candidate and generational talent Connor McDavid traditionally commands the undivided attention of the opponent, several unsung Edmonton players temporarily have grabbed the spotlight in his stead.

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Roberts teed up McGregor, who took a touch before firing low through the legs of James Tavernier and into the far corner. The Northern Irishman is not a man to rest on his laurels, as plentiful as they have been in this remarkable campaign.

There were virtually no odd-man rushes in those first two periods. Then, a goal that survived a video review despite appearing to be off-side five minutes into the third took all the wind out of Edmonton's sails. Puck drop from Rogers Place is 5:00pm, 630 CHED will have live coverage starting with the Face-Off Show at 3:00pm.

Then the reins came off, and it's hard to beat Edmonton end-to-end. Again, there's a limit to what numbers tell you. It took a blistering shot from Jakob Silfverberg on a power play in the second period and a well-placed screen by Patrick Eaves to break the clean sheet.

Anaheim scored just 25 seconds into the contest and on three of its first six shots.

Getzlaf said his team did well to deal with the emotional roller coaster. "We're not getting out of sorts", said Getzlaf. "That's why you get down to eight, four and two teams". Catch every hat trick, power play and slapshot online here! Both were minus-2 in this one.

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". Our neutral zone isn't real good.