Corey Perry thought he had just scored the game-tying goal with 45 seconds left in regulation. Parked at the edge of the crease, Perry waited. With chaos in the crease, the puck eventually came his way, and the veteran forward tapped it into a wide open net. But what could've been a dramatic equalizer was waved off for goaltender interference. A video review in Toronto made it official. No goal.
Video: Situation Room: Late no-goal call on Ducks stands
It was a tough pill to swallow for the Ducks, who did a lot of good things in a 2-1 loss to the Edmonton Oilers at Rogers Place on Saturday. But what they couldn't do was finish their scoring chances. They outshot the Oilers 34-21, including a 13-5 edge in the third period. Their one and only power play came with under five minutes left in regulation. Opportunities were there, but a familiar trend continued.
Kevin Boyle did everything he could to keep the Ducks close, turning in a 19-save performance in his third career start. "I thought we played well," said Boyle. "We had some great chances. We just didn't put it in the back of the net. Something definitely to build off of."
Carter Rowney scored the lone goal for the Ducks, but didn't finish the game after taking a puck up high in the second period. Rowney's goal, his fourth of the season, gave him a career high in that category. He has also set personal bests in assists and points in his first season with the Ducks.
Video: ANA@EDM: Rowney cashes in on Ritchie's feed up front
The Ducks found themselves in a 2-0 hole when Josh Currie and Sam Gagner scored unanswered goals for the Oilers. For Currie, it marked his first career NHL goal, while Gagner posted his second goal in as many games in his second stint with Edmonton. Mikko Koskinen was tested early and often, and finished with 33 saves on 34 shots. It marked the second straight loss for the Ducks, who also fell 2-1 last night in Calgary. Tonight's setback snapped Anaheim's nine-game point streak (6-0-3) in Edmonton.
Ducks captain Ryan Getzlaf missed his second consecutive game with an upper-body injury, while Oilers captain Connor McDavid sat out the first of two games due to suspension.
Anaheim's four-game road trip concludes on Monday night in Vancouver.