Anaheim 4 vs. Edmonton 3 (OT)
May 3, 2017
Series tied 2-2
Anaheim is now 4-0 on the road to start the 2017 playoffs and remains the only team undefeated on the road this postseason. The 4-0 road start also matches Anaheim's best start away from Honda Center in the playoffs (4-0 start in 2003).
With the win, the Ducks also earn their 20th playoff victory over the last three years (2015-17), leading all Western Conference teams and ranking second in the NHL to only Tampa Bay (25 wins) during that stretch.
Dating back to the regular season, the Ducks are 17-2-3 since March 12 (6-2 playoffs, 11-0-3 regular season).
With two goals tonight, Ryan Getzlaf recorded his first career multi-goal playoff game and surpassed Teemu Selanne (35) for the all-time franchise lead in goals (36). Getzlaf recorded 2-2=4 points in the game, matching his postseason career high in points (1-3=4 points on April 30, 2015 vs. CGY in Game 1 of the Second Round). Jakob Silfverberg and Getzlaf each scored their seventh goal of the postseason, becoming the first players in franchise history to score seven goals through the first eight playoff games in any season. Getzlaf (7-6=13) also becomes the first player since Claude Giroux in 2011 (7-8=15) to score seven goals while also recording 12 or more points through the first eight playoff games in any season.
Getzlaf now ranks second in the NHL in playoff scoring and tied for second in goals, while Silfverberg ranks tied for ninth in scoring (7-2=9) and tied for second in goals. Brandon Montour, Hampus Lindholm and Rickard Rakell all rank tied for second in the NHL in postseason plus/minus (+10).
Jakob Silfverberg scored his first career postseason overtime goal at the 0:45 mark.
On the second period
I can say anything I want in the dressing room, but I have to go out and live it. I tried to do that in the second period and the group went along with it. We kept playing.
On the game
We battled back. Gave up one late there, but it was really nice to get one in overtime.
On his overtime goal
I took a lap behind the net. I was kind of going for a change. Getzy managed to intercept the puck and I was wide open in front. He managed to find me. Big goal for me and big goal for the team.
On Getzlaf's performance
We didn't come out with a good start, but he really led the way in the second period. Every shift he had he was dominant. He kept helping the team push forward.
On overcoming the late game-tying goal
It all comes from experience in this room. Just staying patient and not getting frustrated. It worked out tonight.
Head Coach Randy Carlyle
On Getzlaf's performance
It's just another exclamation point on the type of player he's been for our hockey club. He's our captain and leader. He's done a lot of things that go unnoticed. Now, in these situations in the playoffs, he's been a guy who has stepped to the forefront. Even the play in overtime, he read that, cut the pass off and found Silfverberg all alone.
On the message leading into overtime
Get back to doing the things we did in the second period. We skated with the puck and directed pucks toward the net. In overtime, you get a break, and somebody had to make a big play. We were looking for somebody to be a hero. That is what we asked. Somebody's turn to be a hero tonight. We clawed back in this game after being down 2-0. We weren't going to let a little speed bump deter us from our goal, and our goal was to win the hockey game.