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Jakob Silfverberg helps Ducks rally past Oilers

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by NHL Public Relations @PR_NHL

The Edmonton Oilers erased a 3-0 deficit, but the Anaheim Ducks scored three unanswered goals, including the go-ahead goal 48 seconds after the Oilers had tied the game, and won 6-3 to cut their Western Conference Second Round series deficit to 2-1.

* The Ducks surrendered a three-goal lead and won a game in the Stanley Cup Playoffs for the second time, according to the Elias Sports Bureau; they also did it in a 5-4 overtime win against the Chicago Blackhawks in the 2015 Western Conference Final. The Ducks became just the fifth team in NHL postseason history to surrender a lead of three or more goals and win by a margin of at least three.

* Jakob Silfverberg (2-1-3) had his first NHL postseason multigoal game and now has scored in three consecutive playoff games (4-1-5). He ranks second in the 2017 Stanley Cup Playoffs with six goals (6-2-8), behind only the Pittsburgh Penguins' Jake Guentzel (7-3-10).

* Rickard Rakell opened the scoring 25 seconds into the game, the fastest goal to begin a playoff game in Ducks history. The NHL record for the fastest goal to start a postseason game is six seconds, set by the Los Angeles Kings' Don Kozak against the Boston Bruins on April 17, 1977.

Video: Silfverberg leads Ducks' offense in 6-3 win in Game 3



Home Team in Caps

NASHVILLE 3, St. Louis 1 - NSH leads 2-1

Anaheim 6, EDMONTON 3 - EDM leads 2-1



Defensemen Ryan Ellis and Roman Josi each scored to help the Nashville Predators take a 2-1 lead in their Western Conference Second Round series against the St. Louis Blues. The Predators improved to 6-1 during the 2017 Stanley Cup Playoffs, including 3-0 at Bridgestone Arena.

* Predators defensemen have combined for a League-leading seven goals in seven playoff games. Their seven goals match the Predators record for most in a single postseason by defensemen, set in 14 games in 2016.

* Ellis opened the scoring to push his point streak to six games (3-5-8), extending the longest such run by a defenseman in Predators playoff history. Elias adds that one other Predators player has recorded a point streak of six or more postseason games: forward Colin Wilson in 2016 (4-5-9 in 7 GP).

* Elias notes that when teams are tied 1-1 in a best-of-7 series, the winner of Game 3 owns an all-time series record of 204-99 (67.3 percent).

Video: Ellis, Josi lift Predators past Blues in Game 3



The Predators have won seven consecutive postseason games at Bridgestone Arena dating to Game 6 of the 2016 Western Conference First Round against the Ducks. … Ducks captain Ryan Getzlaf (1-1-2) scored his 34th NHL playoff goal to move within one of tying Teemu Selanne (35) for the most in Ducks history. … Predators goaltender Pekka Rinne made 22 saves to improve to 6-1 with a 1.38 goals-against average, .950 save percentage and two shutouts in seven playoff games. … ICYMI: Country music group Little Big Town performed "The Star-Spangled Banner" prior to Game 3 between the Blues and Predators. … The fans at Rogers Place came to the rescue after country music star Brett Kissel's microphone malfunctioned during the U.S. national anthem.



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