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

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

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

Defenseman Kevin Bieksa sustained a lower-body injury in the second period of Game 1 and did not return. It gave the Oilers a 2-0 lead. The 29-year-old Talbot has turned aside 126 of 134 shots en route to winning four in a row and has yielded one goal or fewer in four of the last seven games. Talbot had 39 saves. "He was wearing the big boy trousers tonight".

"We had all the momentum, we just tied the game and a shot like that goes in", said a clearly frustrated Talbot.

Everything changed quickly at a sold-out Honda Center. That's not too shabby against a team that hadn't lost in regulation since March 10th. Just 1:28 in, David Desharnais' centering pass flipped up in the air, deflected off a couple of players, and snuck over the goal line.

Patrick Maroon and Anton Slepyshev scored goals 2:08 apart late in the first and early in the second and Connor McDavid brought down the house with the goal of the playoffs, dekeing Sami Vatanen into the middle of next week and putting the tying goal under the crossbar at 8:40.

Waiting in the next round for the victor of this series will be either the St. Louis Blues or the Nashville Predators who are dueling it out for the Central Division title of the Western Conference.

However, Draisaitl plays in relative obscurity compared to McDavid, the next face of the game. We have to forget about the last two games.

They outshot and outhit the Oilers substantially in both games, and were far better at face-offs. But they have nothing to show for it, and now hit the road in a must-win scenario.

Maroon scored the first with 40 seconds left in the opening period, crashing the crease to redirect a shot past John Gibson. We're doing a lot of good things.

Oilers coach Todd McLellan called Talbot the team's "hero" in Game 2 but said the rest of his group would need to elevate their game in Game 3. The Edmonton goalie tried to block it away but inexplicably played it off the inside of the blocker.

Anaheim came into this series as favorites after sweeping the Calgary Flames in the first round, but a long wait between games may have made them a little rusty for games one and two of this one.

Anaheim will be back in action Wednesday night for Game 4 in Edmonton.

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"You're talking about emotional games", he said. "It is exciting for our city, and great for our brand".

The Oilers werent done by a long shot. That will eventually wear on the Oilers, as will Kesler's constant tailing of McDavid.

As it stands, Perry is playing a bottom-six role alongside Antoine Vermette and Logan Shaw. Once, a blistering shot caromed off Talbot's helmet and seemed to leave him dazed.

Leon Draisaitl added an empty-netter with 1:05 to play to go along with three assists. Ryan Ellis scored for the second game in a row, extending his point streak to six games. He has the players to score goals but needs to find the right balance. "Even if he has an off night, we can always count on him to bounce back and be terrific and I think that speaks to his character and the kind of guy he is".

After four days in Anaheim, the Oilers are heading home, unexpectedly with a 2-0 lead. And it shouldn't be surprising, given that two points separated the first-place Ducks from the second-place Oilers during the regular season.

Insane things are happening for them.

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