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Ducks victorious again on road vs. Oilers

Five different players score in win at Edmonton

by Derek Van Diest / Correspondent

Lindholm's goal breaks tie

ANA@EDM: Rakell sets up Lindholm to provide the lead

2/16/16: On the rush, Rickard Rakell finds Hampus Lindholm who tips it past Cam Talbot, giving the Ducks a 3-2 lead in the 3rd period

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EDMONTON -- Defenseman Hampus Lindholm scored the first of three third-period goals for the Anaheim Ducks in a 5-3 win against the Edmonton Oilers at Rexall Place on Tuesday.

Lindholm scored at 5:35 of the third to give the Ducks (29-19-8) a 3-2 lead. Andrew Cogliano and Corey Perry score empty-net goals with Oilers goaltender Cam Talbot pulled for an extra skater.

Cogliano's shorthanded, empty-net goal with 1:31 left in the third to put Anaheim up 4-2 was the game winner after Benoit Pouliot was credited with a goal for Edmonton (22-30-6) at 18:53. 

"I think we had some errors, but overall, playing Edmonton at home where they've been playing pretty well lately, we did a good job to hold them to three goals and we were able to get the win," Lindholm said. "That's how road games are sometimes, you have to dig deep and play hard and we did that."

Video: ANA@EDM: Puck trickles in for Perron to provide lead

David Perron and Jakob Silfverberg scored for Anaheim, which moved within three points of the Los Angeles Kings in the Pacific Division. Frederik Andersen made 24 saves for the Ducks, who are 17-4-2 in their past 23 games.

"I think the last couple of times we've been tied in the second, we've been able to step it up a little bit and get enough for the win," Ducks coach Bruce Boudreau said. "When you can do that, that's a real positive sign going forward. I think we couldn't do that at the beginning [of the year], once a team got a goal up on us, we weren't very good."

Lindholm's goal was his second in two games. He converted a pass from center Rickard Rakell in front and tipped it over Talbot.

"I had a lot of speed and I was able to push down their [defense] and they both collapsed on me," Lindholm said. "I was able to get the puck over to [Rakell] and he had a lot of speed too, so we kept going. I went to the net and put my stick down and he found it, so it was a good play by him finding me."

Video: ANA@EDM: Silfverberg rifles it home to provide lead

Anaheim is 4-1-1 on its seven-game road trip, which concludes Thursday at the Vancouver Canucks.

"I think in the end we're just happy to be leaving with two points," Perron said. "It was kind of a weird game. We couldn't get into a rhythm and it's a little frustrating on the bench with all those delays. That's why we're happy, we'll take the two points, move on. In the end, those are huge points for us."

Leon Draisaitl, Taylor Hall and Pouliot scored for Edmonton, which has lost five of its past six games. Talbot made 25 saves.

"If you just count the non-empty-net goals, that's a tie game," Hall said. "I thought we had a pretty good effort. I thought all our lines contributed, our power play was really good tonight. Definitely, there were some good things against a really good team."

Perron's power-play goal gave the Ducks a 1-0 lead with 51.7 seconds remaining in the first period. The former Oilers forward was stopped by Talbot in front, but dove at the rebound and was able to force the puck into the net.

Video: ANA@EDM: Hall puts home rebound chance to tie game

The goal was reviewed twice, once to determine whether Perron kicked the puck in, and the other on a coach's challenge for goaltender interference. But the goal stood.

"I was impressed with that save, I thought for sure it was going to go in five-hole and then I just kind of got pushed a little bit," Perron said. "I honestly didn't know I scored until I saw Perry celebrate and I looked and just saw the puck in the net. I'm sure Oilers fans aren't happy about that call, but I'm sure it was the right call in the end, because I was pushed in there."

"I completely, completely disagree with it," Oilers coach Todd McLellan said. "Apparently it wasn't covered because there was a referee who said the puck was still rattling around and we pushed a player in, so goal."

Edmonton tied the game 1-1 on the power play at 2:16 of the second period. Draisaitl took a pass from Lauri Korpikoski, got a step on Ducks defenseman Kevin Bieksa on a rush down the wing and sent a low shot past Andersen.

Video: ANA@EDM: Draisaitl puts it home on PP to tie the game

Silfverberg put Anaheim up 2-1 at 14:54 of the second when he took a pass from Ryan Kesler and beat Talbot with a shot over the shoulder.

Hall tied the game at 16:29 with his first goal in 11 games. He was first to a rebound on a shot from Jordan Eberle and poked the puck past Andersen.

"They're probably the best team in our conference since the (Christmas) break," Hall said. "I thought we fought through a lot of things really well. Teams like that, we can sometimes turn pucks over and play into their hands, but we held our cool tonight and I thought we deserved at least a point."

Lindholm's goal in the third period looked as though it would stand up as the game-winner after Cogliano scored into an empty net.

Video: ANA@EDM: Perry puts home empty-netter in the 3rd

But Pouliot scored with 24 seconds later, getting credit for a goal that bounced in off the head of Ducks defenseman Cam Fowler and past Andersen. Perry scored an empty-net goal with 13 seconds left.

"I don't think it was our best game, but we still shut it down enough to get the two points," Kesler said. "I thought our PK came up big at the end and got the job done."

The Oilers were forced to play the final two periods with five defenseman; Eric Gryba left the game because of a lower-body injury.

Video: Ducks pull away late to defeat Oilers

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