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Postgame Notes and Quotes - Game 3 at Calgary

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Postgame Notes
Anaheim 5 vs. Calgary 4 (OT)
April 17, 2017
Scotiabank Saddledome
Ducks Lead Series, 3-0

The Ducks' comeback from a three-goal deficit was the largest playoff comeback in club history. The last NHL team to rally from three down to win a playoff game was Calgary on Apr. 25, 2015 vs. Vancouver in the First Round (7-4 win). The last to do so on the road was Chicago on Apr. 15, 2015 @ Nashville in the First Round (4-3 win).

Shea Theodore tied the club record for goals in a playoff game by a defenseman. The last to do so was Chris Pronger in Game 3 of the CQF on Apr. 15, 2008 at Dallas. The only other rookie defenseman to do so previously in the playoffs was Francois Beauchemin in 2006 (Game 3 vs. Calgary, CQF).

Corey Perry became the first player in club history to post a +5 rating (or better) in a playoff game.

Postgame Quotes

Corey Perry
On the game
If you give them four, five or six looks on the power play, they're going to connect. Their power play has been pretty good all series, but that's up to us. We found a way. That's all that matters.

On the comeback
You never say never. You keep pushing shift after shift. Just get pucks to the net. We found a way tonight, and that's all that matters.

On Shea Theodore's performance
He played well. He's a guy that stepped in in place of Cam [Fowler] and really took off. He's shooting the puck hard and playing well on the defensive side. He's getting the puck up to the forwards, and that's what you ask.

On Bernier coming on in relief
That's why we have two solid goalies. Nothing against Gibby [John Gibson]. Couple bad breaks on the power play, but Bernie came in and played solid. Made some big saves for us.

Nate Thompson
On the comeback
When you find a way to come back like this, it shows a lot of character. It feels good.

On momentum
There was a point in the third period where we really started pushing, and I thought we continued that into overtime. It was a good sign for our team because they played really well tonight. We took a lot of penalties and they capitalized. They had us on our heels for most of the night. It was a good way to come back.

Jonathan Bernier
On the game
We just chipped away. We found our game mid-second and just kept pushing. We found a way to win.

On the comeback
It's the playoffs. You just have to keep working and doing the right thing. It's tough to explain, but we know we have a good team.

Head Coach Randy Carlyle
On Bernier's performance in relief of Gibson
When you have a guy like that sitting here, he showed again how much of a professional he is. The calmness he brought…and he was called upon to make big stops. We were able to build off of it.

On the comeback
We got lots of offensive-zone faceoffs, and we were able to work some form of faceoff plays. That is always something the opposition has to deal with. It gives your guys confidence. I don't have to send it out there because they've done it all year. That really sets the tone for your group. When you're coaching a hockey club and they start taking on responsibility and taking ownership of things like that, it's a big positive for your group.

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