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Round 2

Surviving long shift in second period turning point for Ducks

Oilers controlled puck for 2:42 but failed to score tying goal

by Derek Van Diest / NHL.com Correspondent

EDMONTON -- The Anaheim Ducks were able to survive an excruciatingly long shift in the second period of their 6-3 win against the Edmonton Oilers in Game 3 of their Western Conference Second Round series at Rogers Place on Sunday.

With Anaheim leading 4-3, forwards Ryan Kesler, Rickard Rakell and Patrick Eaves and defensemen Hampus Lindholm and Brandon Montour were able to survive the shift without conceding a goal. 

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Short Shifts

Super-long shifts have big impact for Predators and Ducks

In both Western Conference playoff games, epic turns on ice pay off for winning team

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Oilers circle to force a penalty

Oilers force a delayed penalty after great pressure

The Oilers move the puck in the Ducks' zone for an extended period of time, forcing a penalty to the applause of the fans at Rogers Place

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Sunday's games may have ended in regulation but at least a few lines were working overtime.

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Jakob Silfverberg boosts Ducks past Oilers in Game 3

Scores two goals, has assist to help Anaheim to first win of series

by Tim Campbell @TimNHL / NHL.com Staff Writer

EDMONTON -- Jakob Silfverberg scored two goals and had an assist to help the Anaheim Ducks to a 6-3 win against the Edmonton Oilers in Game 3 of the Western Conference Second Round at Rogers Place on Sunday.

Edmonton leads the best-of-7 series 2-1 with Game 4 here Wednesday.

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Predators win against Blues defined by 90 seconds

Sequence leading up to final goal in Game 3 displayed Nashville's dominance

by Arpon Basu @ArponBasu / LNH.com Senior Managing Editor

NASHVILLE -- It was only about 90 seconds, but they were 90 hockey seconds.

So it was an eternity.

A minute and a half in a hockey game can feel like an hour and a half, and it can be totally demoralizing when you are the team chasing the puck and trying desperately to get it out of your zone.

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Cody McLeod latest to contribute in Predators playoff victory

Forward, who scored winning goal against Blues in Game 3, is 13th Nashville player to score in postseason

by Robby Stanley / NHL.com Correspondent

NASHVILLE -- If a team wants to make a deep run in the Stanley Cup Playoffs, it needs to have contributions from everyone in the lineup.

The Nashville Predators have been getting those contributions, and Cody McLeod was the latest example in a 3-1 win against the St. Louis Blues in Game 3 of their Western Conference Second Round series.

The Predators lead the best-of-7 series 2-1.

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Blues again hurt chances with untimely penalties in Game 3

As in Game 1 loss, flow at 5-on-5 disrupted by poor decisions against Predators

by Louie Korac / NHL.com Correspondent

NASHVILLE -- For a third straight game in the Western Conference Second Round, the St. Louis Blues felt like they got off to a good start.

But the script from the series opener played out again in Game 3 against the Nashville Predators, with the Blues unable to stay out of the penalty box and hurting their flow at 5-on-5.

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Short Shifts

Oilers crowd gives singer Brett Kissel big assist after mic flap

Edmonton fans help country singer with 'Star-Spangled Banner' after technical difficulties before Game 3

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Crowd sings anthem with Kissel

ANA@EDM, Gm3: Rogers Place belts out national anthem

R2, Gm3: Canadian country music artist Brett Kissel gets help from the packed crowd at Rogers Place during the Star-Spangled Banner

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The Orange Crush has gotten so good at national-anthem singing, it can even do "The Star-Spangled Banner" without a lead singer.

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Defensemen lift Predators past Blues in Game 3

Ryan Ellis, Roman Josi each score to help Nashville take 2-1 series lead against St. Louis

by Shawn P. Roarke @sroarke_nhl / NHL.com Director of Editorial

NASHVILLE -- The defense continues to drive the offense for the Nashville Predators.

Defensemen Ryan Ellis and Roman Josi each scored to help the Predators defeat the St. Louis Blues 3-1 in Game 3 of the Western Conference Second Round at Bridgestone Arena on Sunday.

Nashville's defensemen had four points (two goals, two assists) in the win that gave the Predators a 2-1 lead in the best-of-7 series.

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Little Big Town crushes national anthem before Game 3 in Nashville

Country music stars perform 'The Star Spangled Banner' before faceoff of Blues-Predators

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Little Big Town performs anthem

STL@NSH, Gm3: Little Big Town sings national anthem

R2, Gm3: Little Big Town performs the national anthem before the Predators take on the Blues in Game 3 of the Second Round

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New round, same awesome national anthem before a Stanley Cup Playoff game at Bridgestone Arena.

The Nashville Predators solicited the help of country-music megastars Little Big Town before Game 3 of the Western Conference Second Round against the St. Louis Blues on Sunday, and they did not disappoint, offering a stirring rendition of "The Star Spangled Banner."

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Jean-Gabriel Pageau gets brunch special named for him at Ottawa eatery

Wellington Diner creates breakfast to celebrate Senators forward, who scored four goals Saturday

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Jean-Gabriel Pageau's four-goal game Saturday earned him a brunch special in Ottawa on Sunday.

The Wellington Diner created the "Pageau 4444" breakfast with four eggs and four slices of sausage, ham and bacon, to honor the Ottawa Senators forward's record-setting performance in their 6-5 win against the New York Rangers in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference Second Round.

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