DUCKS MOUNT FURIOUS COMEBACK, DEFEAT OILERS IN DOUBLE OT
The Anaheim Ducks scored three goals in the final 3:16 of the third period after pulling goaltender John Gibson to come back from being three goals down, and forward Corey Perry scored at 6:57 of double overtime to give the Ducks a 4-3 win against the Edmonton Oilers in Game 5 of the Western Conference Second Round at Honda Center on Friday.
Anaheim leads the best-of-7 series 3-2. Game 6 is at Rogers Place on Sunday.
* According to the Elias Sports Bureau, the Ducks became the second team in Stanley Cup Playoffs history to overcome being behind by three goals in the final four minutes of regulation to force overtime; the Oilers accomplished the feat in a 4-3 overtime win against the Dallas Stars in Game 3 of the 1997 Western Conference Quarterfinals.
* Elias notes the Ducks became the 13th team in NHL history to win consecutive playoff games in which they trailed by multiple goals and first since the Kings did it in three consecutive games during the 2014 Stanley Cup Playoffs (Game 7 of the conference final at the Chicago Blackhawks, and Games 1 and 2 in the Stanley Cup Final against the New York Rangers.
* There have been five instances this postseason in which the winning team trailed by multiple goals in the third period.
* Perry, who has spent his entire career with the Ducks, scored his third overtime goal in the postseason to take sole possession of first place in franchise history. His seven career playoff game-winning goals rank second on Anaheim's all-time list behind forward Teemu Selanne (8).
* Elias notes that forward Rickard Rakell scored the latest game-tying goal in Ducks playoff history. In Game 3, Rakell scored 25 seconds into the game to set a club record for fastest goal to begin a playoff game.
Video: EDM@ANA, Gm5: Perry ends thriller with goal in 2OT
DOWN TO THE WIRE
Friday marked the ninth time in the 2017 Stanley Cup Playoffs a team scored a tying goal in the final five minutes of regulation. The Oilers and Ducks have each scored two such goals:
Game-Tying Goals in Final Five Minutes of Regulation, 2017 Stanley Cup Playoffs
19:45 - Rickard Rakell (ANA) on May 5 (4-3 2OT W)
19:42 - Tomas Plekanec (MTL) on April 14 (4-3 OT W)
19:37 - Zach Parise (MIN) on April 12 (2-1 OT L)
18:58 - Jean-Gabriel Pageau (OTT) on April 29 (6-5 2 OT W)
18:55 - Justin Schultz (PIT) on May 1 (3-2 OT L)
18:18 - Drake Caggiula (EDM) on May 4 (4-3 OT L)
17:14 - Oscar Klefbom (EDM) on April 20 (4-3 OT W)
15:39 - Shea Theodore (ANA) on April 17 (5-4 OT W)
15:11 - Brandon Dubinsky (CBJ) on April 16 (5-4 OT L)
* Elias notes the record for most tying goals in the final five minutes of regulation during a single postseason is 13, established during the 2013 Stanley Cup Playoffs (86 GP).
Video: EDM@ANA, Gm5: Rakell ties game with 15 seconds left
Home Team in Caps
ST. LOUIS 2, Nashville 1 - NSH leads 3-2
ANAHEIM 4, Edmonton 3 (2OT) - ANA leads 3-2
SCHWARTZ, ALLEN HELP BLUES PREVENT ELIMINATION
Forward Jaden Schwartz scored the go-ahead goal 25 seconds into the third period and goaltender Jake Allen made 21 saves to help the Blues defeat the Nashville Predators 2-1 at Scottrade Center on Friday to stave off elimination.
The Predators lead the best-of-7 series 3-2. Game 6 is at Bridgestone Arena on Sunday.
* Schwartz, who leads the Blues with eight points (four goals, four assists) in 10 playoff games, scored his third game-winning goal to match the St. Louis record for most in a single postseason, equaling a mark achieved by Brett Hull (1988 and 1990), Scott Young (2001) and David Backes (2016).
* Playing in his first game of the 2017 Stanley Cup Playoffs, Blues forward Dmitrij Jaskin scored his first goal since Dec. 3 at the Winnipeg Jets, his only goal in 51 regular-season games.
Video: Blues win Game 5 to extend series against Predators
The Ducks took a 3-2 series lead after losing the first two games for the third time in franchise history (also in the 2014 second round against the Kings and the 2016 first round against the Predators). … The Ducks set a franchise record with 64 shots on goal, eclipsing the previous mark of 63 (Game 5 of the 2007 conference semifinals vs. the Vancouver Canucks). … Oilers goaltender Cam Talbot (60 saves) became the first goaltender in franchise history to make at least 60 saves in a game (regular-season and playoffs). … Ducks captain Ryan Getzlaf ranks second in playoff scoring with 15 points (eight goals, seven assists). … With two assists Friday, Anaheim forward Jakob Silfverberg extended his point streak to five games (5-3-8).
PENGUINS AIM FOR SECOND STRAIGHT BERTH IN CONFERENCE FINALS
The Pittsburgh Penguins look to become the first team to advance to the conference finals when they face the Washington Capitals at Verizon Center on Saturday. The Penguins seek their second straight Eastern Conference Final berth and third in the past five seasons.
SNEAK PEEK AT SATURDAY'S ACTION
All Times Eastern
NY Rangers @ Ottawa, series tied 2-2, 3 p.m., NBCSN, CBC, TVA Sports
Pittsburgh @ Washington, PIT leads 3-1, 7:15 p.m., NBC, CBC, TVA Sports