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Ducks defeat Oilers in OT in Game 4, even series

Jakob Silfverberg scores 45 seconds into overtime, Ryan Getzlaf has four points

by Derek Van Diest / Correspondent

EDMONTON -- Ryan Getzlaf completed a four-point night with an assist on Jakob Silfverberg's goal 45 seconds into overtime to give the Anaheim Ducks a 4-3 win against the Edmonton Oilers in Game 4 of the Western Conference Second Round at Rogers Place on Wednesday.

Silfverberg took a cross-ice pass from Getzlaf, who had two goals and two assists, and one-timed a shot past goaltender Cam Talbot to tie the best-of-7 series 2-2. Game 5 is at Anaheim on Friday.


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"It's remarkable. He's one of the best players in the League, and when he plays like he did tonight, that aggressiveness and that physicality, he just pushes the whole team to move forward with him," Silfverberg said of Getzlaf. "If you want to be a team that goes far, it's him that's going to have to keep playing like that and he obviously showed the right way tonight."

Oilers forward Drake Caggiula tied the game 3-3 with 1:42 left in the third period and Talbot on the bench for an extra skater.

Rickard Rakell scored, and John Gibson made 29 saves for the Ducks, who won two straight in Edmonton after losing the first two games of the series at home.

"I was really disappointed with the way we played in the first period," Getzlaf said. "Our [penalty kill] has to find a way to get the job done a little bit and we have to find a way to dig in. I thought we lost a lot of battles in that period. I've always said that I can say anything I want in the dressing room, but I have to go out and live it and tried to do that in the second period, and the group went along with it and we kept playing."

Video: ANA@EDM, Gm4: Getzlaf passes Selanne, spurs victory

Milan Lucic and Connor McDavid scored in the first period, Leon Draisaitl and Patrick Maroon had two assists, and Talbot made 35 saves for Edmonton.

Lucic scored on a fortunate bounce at the side of the net on the power play at 15:38 to give the Oilers a 1-0 lead. Draisaitl's attempted cross-ice pass to McDavid hit Ducks center Ryan Kesler's stick and went right to Lucic to the left of Gibson for a tap-in goal.

McDavid scored with 2:17 left in the first to make it 2-0 on a 2-on-1 rush with Draisaitl.

"We had our swings," McDavid said. "We carried the pace in the first period, and that's a good sign. We found a way to score a huge goal to send it into overtime, and that's a positive."

Getzlaf scored 1:37 into the second period to make it 2-1 after Ducks defenseman Brandon Montour kept a Jordan Eberle clearing attempt in the Oilers zone. Getzlaf took a pass along the boards and stepped into the slot for a shot past Talbot.

The goal was upheld by video review after Edmonton coach Todd McLellan challenged it, claiming goaltender interference by Corey Perry on Talbot.

Rakell tied the game 2-2 at 5:33, taking a cross-crease pass from Getzlaf and shooting it over a sprawled Talbot.

Getzlaf scored his second of the game at 14:25 to give the Ducks a 3-2 lead, knocking in a rebound off Nugent-Hopkins' stick past Talbot.

Anaheim outshot Edmonton 21-5 in the second.

Video: ANA@EDM, Gm4: Caggiula buries late equalizer


Goal of the game

McDavid attempted to one-touch the puck back to Draisaitl, but it hit Ducks defenseman Shea Theodore and bounced back to McDavid, who shot past Gibson from the bottom of the right faceoff circle for his fourth goal of the Stanley Cup Playoffs.

Video: ANA@EDM, Gm4: McDavid finds twine on broken play


Saves of the game

Talbot got his left pad on two Silfverberg shots from in close after he stopped Kesler from the slot with 10 seconds left in the second period. He then got help from defenseman Kris Russell keeping Kesler's follow-up attempt out.

Video: ANA@EDM, Gm4: Talbot, Russell make late saves in 2nd


Unsung performance of the game

Rakell had a plus-4 rating, five shots on goal, three hits and two blocked shots.

Video: ANA@EDM, Gm4: Rakell finishes Getzlaf's nice dish


Highlight of the game

Moments after blocking shot in his own end, Getzlaf intercepted defenseman Adam Larsson's clearing attempt along the right-wing boards in the Oilers zone and sent a pass across to Silfverberg near the left faceoff dot for the winner. "I made a terrible pass to [Silfverberg] in the neutral zone, which forced him to go forecheck," Getzlaf said. "He got in on that forecheck and forced [Oilers defenseman Oscar Klefbom] up the wall. [Rakell] went in and it was just a well-executed forecheck. [Rakell] made [Larsson] turn the puck over, and I was able to get it to [Silfverberg] and he was able to do what he does."

Video: ANA@EDM, Gm4: Silfverberg one-times OT winner


They said it

"It's just another exclamation point on the type of player [Ryan Getzlaf] has been for our hockey club. He's our captain, he's our leader, he's done a lot of things that go unnoticed. Now, in these situations in the playoffs, he's been a guy who's stepped to the forefront, ready to take the bull by the horns." -- Ducks coach Randy Carlyle


Video: ANA@EDM, Gm4: Carlyle discusses Game 4 overtime win


"It's playoffs. Momentum can change at any given point in time. It's one simple play that can change the whole momentum of the game. We've figured out that momentum doesn't carry from game to game necessarily. We'll have a fresh start for Game 5 in Anaheim and it's a 2-2 series." -- Oilers forward Drake Caggiula


"[Jakob] Silfverberg is having a great playoffs also. He's got a knack for the net and he's been shooting pretty well." -- Ducks center Antoine Vermette


Need to know

Ducks rookie forward Ondrej Kase sustained a lower-body injury when he was cross-checked by Lucic in the first period and wil have an MRI in Anaheim on Thursday, Carlyle said. Lucic was called for interference at 11:03. ... Getzlaf and Silfverberg each has seven playoff goals, tied for second in the NHL behind Jake Guentzel of the Pittsburgh Penguins (eight). ... Getzlaf's second goal was his 36th in the NHL postseason, passing Teemu Selanne for most in Anaheim history. ... The Ducks are 4-0 on the road in the playoffs.


What's next

Game 5 of Western Conference Second Round at Honda Center on Friday (10:30 p.m. ET; NBCSN, SN, TVA Sports)


Video: Silfverberg, Getzlaf give Ducks 4-3 OT win in Game 4

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