Anaheim 6 vs. Edmonton 3
April 30, 2017
Oilers lead series, 2-1
Anaheim's six goals ties a club postseason record, which has been accomplished on five previous occasions. The Ducks' three goals in the first period also ties the club playoff record for most goals in the first period (the record for any period is four). The last time Anaheim scored three first-period goals in a road playoff game was Apr. 15, 2008 in Game 3 of the CQF @ DAL.
Rickard Rakell's goal 0:25 into the game marks Anaheim's fastest goal in playoff history.
Jakob Silfverberg recorded his first career multi-goal playoff game (2-1=3). The three-point effort also ties Silfverberg's career high for points in a playoff game (last: Apr. 20, 2015 @ WPG). He now ranks second in the NHL in postseason goals (6).
Hampus Lindholm's +5 rating ties the club postseason record (Perry +5 on Apr. 17, 2017 @ CGY) while Brandon Montour's +4 rating marks a franchise best for rookies. Lindholm now co-leads the NHL with a +9 rating (STL's Joel Edmundson and PIT's Phil Kessel).
On the quick start
We have to keep coming out with that mentality right off the bat. You can't sit back and receive. You have to be the team pushing forward. That's what we did tonight. We came out with a 3-0 lead and played good hockey. Just keep pounding on them.
On the game
If you look at the first two, they were kind of lucky bounces. We got some bounces that hit the post and didn't go in, and they had some that went in. That's hockey. It shows a lot of credit to us to stay with it and get the big goal at the end of the period.
On coming back from an 0-2 series deficit
We've been in this position before. We're not proud of it, but we have the belief in each other that we can come in here and win some games.
On the quick start
We came out and executed properly in the first period. We did a lot of good things. We got rewarded on a few of them. It was about coming out in this building. Tough atmosphere to play in.
On the first period
When you're talking about emotional games, that goal at the end of the first period hurt us. If we came into the room with a three-goal lead, everybody is feeling good. Our group showed resiliency. We bounced back and got a big one from Wagner.
Head Coach Randy Carlyle
On the win
We're playing a quality hockey club in their own barn. They aren't going to turn over and give you the hockey game after one period. Our response was important. The Wagner goal gave us a 4-3 lead. We managed to get to the break and tried to convince our group that it was time to regroup.