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Corey Perry overtime goal helps Ducks tie conference final vs. Predators

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by NHL Public Relations @PR_NHL / NHL.com
PERRY (AGAIN) COMES THROUGH IN OVERTIME AS DUCKS EVEN SERIES

The Anaheim Ducks surrendered a 2-0 lead in the final 6:27 of the third period, including a game-tying goal with 34.5 seconds remaining in the third, before forward Corey Perry scored his third overtime goal of the 2017 Stanley Cup Playoffs as the Ducks evened the Western Conference Final at 2-2 with a 3-2 victory. Perry matched the NHL record for most overtime goals in a single postseason, a mark set by Mel Hill of the Boston Bruins in 1939 and matched by Maurice Richard of the Montreal Canadiens in 1951.

* With four NHL playoff overtime goals, Perry trails Joe Sakic (eight), Richard (six), Glenn Anderson (five) and Patrick Kane (five) for the most in NHL history. Perry scored his eighth NHL game-winning goal in the playoffs, tying Teemu Selanne for the most in Ducks history.

* The Ducks improved to 4-1 in overtime games during the postseason, including 3-0 on the road.

* The Ducks snapped the Predators' playoff home win streak at 10 games. They became the first road team to win a playoff game at Bridgestone Arena since their 4-1 victory in Game 4 of the 2016 Western Conference First Round.

* When teams are tied 2-2 in a best-of-7 series during the Stanley Cup Playoffs, the winner of Game 5 holds an all-time series record of 198-54, including 5-0 this postseason.

 

THURSDAY'S RESULT

Home Team in Caps

Anaheim 3, NASHVILLE 2 (OT) - series tied 2-2

Video: Perry's OT goal gives Ducks 3-2 win in Game 4

 

TRENDING: OVERTIME GAMES AND ONE-GOAL MARGINS

Anaheim's victory continued the trend of overtime games and one-goal margins that have highlighted the 2017 Stanley Cup Playoffs:

* Game 4 of the Western Conference Final marked the 26th overtime game in 75 games during the playoffs, two shy of tying the NHL record for most in a single playoff year, 28 in 85 games in 1993.

* The 47 one-goal games this postseason out of 75 games (62.7 percent) are four shy of the NHL record for one-goal games in a single playoff year of 51 in 81 games in 2007).

Video: Watch the OT winners of the 2017 Stanley Cup Playoffs

 

"ALL ACCESS: QUEST FOR THE STANLEY CUP" RETURNS TONIGHT

SHOWTIME Sports will reprise its unprecedented behind-the-scenes documentary series with a second season of "ALL ACCESS: Quest For The Stanley Cup." The series, which provides intimate access to the 2017 Stanley Cup Playoffs, will premiere tonight at 7 p.m. ET/PT on SHOWTIME with subsequent weekly episodes premiering Fridays at 8 p.m. ET/PT throughout the postseason.

Click here for more information.

 

NHL UNVEILS TOP 20 GREATEST NHL TEAMS AS FAN VOTING CONTINUES

Following two rounds of voting, the NHL unveiled the Top 20 teams remaining in the Greatest NHL Teams. An interactive digital and mobile program that is part of the League's Centennial celebration, the Greatest NHL Teams featured all of the NHL's 96 Stanley Cup winners since the League's inaugural season in 1917-18 competing head-to-head, with fans determining the NHL's Greatest Stanley Cup Championship Team of all-time.

Twenty teams remain from the original list, with the third and final round of voting at NHL.com/GreatestTeams. Voting officially closes Thursday, May 25, and the Top 10 will be announced during the 2017 Stanley Cup Final, with the Greatest NHL Team unveiled during Game 4 of the 2017 Stanley Cup Final.

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LOOSE PUCKS

Predators forward Filip Forsberg (1-0-1) has scored in each of the first four games of the Western Conference Final. The only other player in the past 25 years to score in each of the first four games of a conference final was Dustin Byfuglien with the Chicago Blackhawks against the San Jose Sharks in 2010, according to the Elias Sports Bureau. With seven goals in the 2017 Stanley Cup Playoffs, Forsberg matched the Predators record for most in a single postseason which had been set by Joel Ward in 2011. … The Ducks outshot the Predators 14-2 in the first period to establish a franchise record for fewest shots-against in a playoff period. … Ducks defenseman Cam Fowler had his 27th career playoff assist to pass Scott Niedermayer (26) for second on the Ducks' all-time list among defensemen, two behind Francois Beauchemin (29). … NHL LiveWire: Click here to listen to the sights and sounds from Game 3 of the Western Conference Final. … Singer Kelly Clarkson sang "The Star-Spangled Banner" and rock band Kings of Leon rallied the crowd at Bridgestone Arena prior to Game 4.

 

SNEAK PEEK AT FRIDAY'S ACTION

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