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First Look: Ducks vs. Oilers

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The Ducks will face the Edmonton Oilers in the Second Round of the 2017 Stanley Cup Playoffs (full schedule here). This marks the eighth time in franchise history that Anaheim has advanced past the First Round of the playoffs, including the third time in the last four years. The Ducks join the Capitals, Penguins and Rangers as the only teams in the NHL to reach the Second Round three times in the last four years. The Ducks are also 18-9 in the last three years in the playoffs (2015-17). The 18 wins are one behind Chicago for the most in the Western Conference in that span (Tampa Bay leads with 25).

Anaheim enters the Second Round with an all-time postseason record of 83-62 (15-11 in series play). Anaheim is 48-28 at Honda Center and 35-34 away from home in the playoffs.

The Ducks and Oilers have met once previously in the postseason, which occurred in the 2006 Western Conference Final. Edmonton won the series, 4-1. Ryan Getzlaf and Corey Perry are the only remaining players for either team from the 2006 series. Getzlaf recorded three points (1g/2a) in the series, which included his first career multi-point postseason contest in Game 4 on May 25, 2006. Ducks assistant coach Todd Marchant led Anaheim in scoring during the 2006 WCF series (5 points, 1g/4a) while Randy Carlyle was in the midst of his first trip to the playoffs as head coach.

Anaheim went 2-1-2 against Edmonton during the 2016-17 regular-season series. Getzlaf led Anaheim in scoring (7 points, 1g/6a) against Edmonton in the regular season and his 47 points (17g/30a) in 44 games ranks eighth among active players in all-time scoring vs. the Oilers. Leon Draisaitl led all Edmonton skaters with eight points (6g/2a) in the five games and scored two of his three game-winning goals in overtime. John Gibson made four starts against the Oilers and posted a .913 SV% while Cam Talbot appeared in all five games for Edmonton, posting a .902 SV%.

Going back to the regular season, the Ducks have not lost in regulation in 18 games (since March 10 at St. Louis), going 11-0-3 regular season and 4-0 in the playoffs. Anaheim is also 18-2-3 in its last 23 games going back to the regular season (14-2-3 regular season, 4-0 playoffs).

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