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Ducks use historic measures to win Game 5 in double overtime

Erasing a three-goal lead in final four minutes had only happened once before in Stanley Cup Playoffs @NHL

Ducks complete epic comeback

EDM@ANA, Gm5: Perry, Ducks stage comeback for 2OT win

R2, Gm5: The Ducks score three goals with the goalie pulled in 3:01 to force overtime, as Corey Perry delivers the winner in double overtime

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The Anaheim Ducks won Game 5 just like they drew it up.


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Fall behind big with a short amount of time left, then mount an amazing comeback and win in double overtime.

Or maybe not.

But that's exactly how it went down in Game 5 against the Edmonton Oilers, who led 3-0 until Ducks forward Ryan Getzlaf scored with 3:16 left.

Then, Cam Fowler made it 3-2 just 35 seconds later.

Tweet from @TeemuSel8nne: Wooww..��Ducks you guys rock! What a thriller to watch! Insane hockey night in Anaheim. This is why hockey is the best game on Earth!����

Rickard Rakell's backhander that beat Oilers goalie Cam Talbot, who made a remarkable 60 saves, after a wild scrum in front of the net with just 15 seconds left knotted things up.

That set the stage for Corey Perry, who scored in overtime to complete a ridiculous comeback.

There was just one other time in Stanley Cup Playoff history that saw a three-goal deficit erased in the final four minutes to force overtime.

Tweet from @PR_NHL: Box Score from only other game in #StanleyCup Playoffs history that saw 3-goal rally in last 4:00 of reg to force OT

It happened in 1997. The Dallas Stars gave up the lead and lost in overtime.

The team that won that game? The Edmonton Oilers.

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