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2017 Stanley Cup Playoffs proving no lead is safe

Postseason has seen teams come back from down multiple goals to win 14 times

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The Stanley Cup Playoffs are proving once again that no lead is safe.

The Anaheim Ducks' 5-3 win against the Nashville Predators in Game 2 of the Western Conference Final on Sunday was their fourth after trailing by two or more goals and the 14th playoff game this season when a team has rallied from down multiple goals to win. That is one short of the playoff record of 15 that was set in 2014, according to the Elias Sports Bureau.

Here's a look back at the 14 multigoal comeback wins:

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NHL LiveWire: Oilers at Ducks, Game 7

Edmonton's Drake Caggiula, officials mic'd up in Western Conference Second Round

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NHL LiveWire: EDM vs. ANA, Gm7

Oilers, Ducks mic'd up for tense Game 7 clash

Listen in as the Ducks score late against the Oilers in Game 7 to advance to the Western Conference Final

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Each night through the second round, NHL LiveWire will take fans inside the Stanley Cup Playoffs.

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5 Reasons: Why Ducks advanced

Young defense, coach Randy Carlyle's in-game adjustments helped Anaheim defeat Oilers, reach conference final

by Dan Arritt / NHL.com Correspondent

ANAHEIM -- The Anaheim Ducks advanced to the Western Conference Final for the second time in three years with a 2-1 win against the Edmonton Oilers in Game 7 on Wednesday.

The Ducks will play the Nashville Predators in Game 1 at Honda Center on Friday (9 p.m. ET; NBCSN, CBC, TVA Sports).

Anaheim had lost in Game 7 four straight times at home, including the 2016 first round to the Predators and the 2015 conference final against the Chicago Blackhawks.

Here are 5 reasons the Ducks advanced:

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5 Reasons: Why Oilers were eliminated

Lack of secondary scoring, blown leads among factors in second-round loss to Ducks

by Derek Van Diest / NHL.com Correspondent

EDMONTON -- The Edmonton Oilers came up one win short of the Western Conference Final, losing 2-1 to the Anaheim Ducks in Game 7 of the Western Conference Second Round at Honda Center on Wednesday. 

They Oilers won the first two games of the series in Anaheim before losing the next three. They blew a 3-0 lead with 3:16 left in the third period of a 4-3 overtime loss in Game 5. They rebounded with a 7-1 victory in Game 6 to force Game 7 but were unable to complete the comeback.

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Game 7 win against Oilers a big relief for Ducks

Ends run of four consecutive home losses in deciding games

by Lisa Dillman @reallisa / NHL.com Staff Writer

ANAHEIM -- The ghosts of Game 7 still had one more card to play, one more salvo to hurl at the Anaheim Ducks.

This one came in the form of a blunder by rookie defenseman Shea Theodore in front of his net, leading to a goal by Edmonton Oilers forward Drake Caggiula at 3:31 of the first period of Game 7 of the Western Conference Second Round on Wednesday.

The collective thought at Honda Center: Here we go again.

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Nick Ritchie of Ducks makes most of chance in Game 7 win against Oilers

Forward scores game-winning goal in third period after being promoted to top line

by Dan Arritt / NHL.com Correspondent

ANAHEIM -- The Stanley Cup Playoffs have been a roller coaster for Anaheim Ducks forward Nick Ritchie.

He reached the apex in a 2-1 win against the Edmonton Oilers in Game 7 of the Western Conference Second Round at Honda Center on Wednesday when he scored the game-winning goal at 3:21 of the third period.

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Oilers take huge step despite Game 7 loss to Ducks

Fall one goal short after finishing with second-fewest points in NHL last season

by Tim Campbell @TimNHL / NHL.com Staff Writer

ANAHEIM -- How far did the Edmonton Oilers advance in the 2016-17 NHL season?

The Oilers lost 2-1 against the Anaheim Ducks in Game 7 of the Western Conference Second Round at Honda Center on Wednesday, but coach Todd McLellan was thinking in different terms.

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Ducks win Game 7, eliminate Oilers to reach Western Final

Nick Ritchie scores tiebreaking goal early in third period

by Dan Arritt / NHL.com Correspondent

ANAHEIM -- The Anaheim Ducks ended a streak of four consecutive Game 7 losses at home with a 2-1 win against the Edmonton Oilers in the Western Conference Second Round at Honda Center on Wednesday.

The Ducks advanced to the Western Conference Final and will play the Nashville Predators in Game 1 here Friday. It is the second time in three seasons Anaheim has reached the conference final.

"We deserved to win that because we kept coming and kept playing," Ducks forward Andrew Cogliano said. "It just feels awesome."

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5 Keys: Oilers at Ducks, Game 7

Anaheim's ability to contain Edmonton forward Leon Draisaitl among factors that will decide who makes conference final

by Dan Arritt / NHL.com Correspondent

OILERS at DUCKS

10 p.m. ET; NBCSN, SN, TVA Sports

Best-of-7 series tied 3-3

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Stanley Cup Playoff postcard: Huntington Beach

NHL.com Staff Writer Lisa Dillman visits the International Surfing Museum

by Lisa Dillman @reallisa / NHL.com Staff Writer

HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. -- There is a little-known connection between NHL players and surfing.

Really.

Things have changed when some front-office executives around the League are surfing instead of golfing. Los Angeles Kings general manager Rob Blake has been a surfer since his first go-around as a player with the Kings, introduced to the big waves by teammate Marty McSorley.

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