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SERIES REWIND: Second Round

by Chris Wescott / EdmontonOilers.com Head Writer

The Oilers season came to an end with a 2-1 loss to the Anaheim Ducks in Game 7. Take a look back at some of the big moments and coverage.

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GAME 1 - EDM 5, ANA 3

Video: OILERS TODAY | Game 1 Post-Game

The Oilers went into Anaheim and took Game 1 from the Ducks by a score of 5-3. After Ryan Getzlaf opened the scoring 37 seconds into the second period, Edmonton went on a rampage. Back-to-back power-play goals from trigger man Mark Letestu put Edmonton in the driver's seat. Adam Larsson made it 3-1 at 8:03 of the third. Then came the Ducks. A theme of this post-season would be multi-goal leads disappearing and that happened when Anaheim got a pair from Patrick Eaves and Jakob Silfverberg. Larsson played hero, scoring his second of the night with 4:40 remaining, and Leon Draisaitl potted the insurance tally to lift the Oilers to victory.

GAME 2 - EDM 2, ANA 1

Video: OILERS TODAY | Game 2 Post-Game

In a much lower scoring night, Andrej Sekera and Patrick Maroon gave Edmonton a 2-0 lead. While Silfverberg would give the home-team Ducks some life, Cam Talbot was the difference. The Oilers netminder made 39 saves in an impressive win. The Oilers took a 2-0 series lead back to Edmonton.

GAME 3 - ANA 6, EDM 3 

Video: OILERS TODAY | Game 3 Recap

The Ducks stunned the Rogers Place crowd, scoring three goals in the game's first 12 minutes to take a 3-0 lead. While the Oilers were down, they weren't out. Maroon started the comeback with 40 seconds remaining in the opening frame. The Oil came out ready to rumble in the second, rebounding from the rough start. Anton Slepyshev and Connor McDavid scored to tie the game at 3-3. However, Edmonton allowed three more from the Ducks to end the game and the desperate Anaheim team got their first win of the series.

 Video: OILERS TODAY | A Proud Moment

One of the best moments of the series came when the mic did not work for the American National Anthem and the Rogers Place crowd took up the tune and sang it together.

GAME 4 - ANA 4, EDM 3 OT

Video: OILERS TODAY | Game 4 Recap

Milan Lucic and McDavid got the City of Edmonton rocking by launching the Oilers to a 2-0 lead in the first period. No lead is safe. The Ducks, led by Getzlaf's two markers, stormed back to take a 3-1 lead heading into the third. Drake Caggiula almost had the moment of the series. The rookie netted the big-time equalizer, his first point of the post-season, at 18:18 of the third. You had the sense that something special was going to happen that night. Unfortunately, that special happening was in favour of the Ducks. Silfverberg potted the overtime winner just 45 seconds into the extra frame. The Ducks battled all the way back to take tie the series, after being down 2-0.

GAME 5 - ANA 4, EDM 3 2OT

Video: OILERS TODAY | Game 5 Post-Game

The Oilers and Ducks had themselves a new series, tied 2-2 through four. This one would sting for Edmonton fans. Their team dug deep and gritted their way to double overtime after suffering multiple injuries on the blueline. Andrej Sekera, Matt Benning, Kris Russell and Oscar Klefbom were all hurt at some point during the game. Larsson recorded nearly 45 minutes of ice time on the back end. Even with the injuries, the Oilers jumped out to a 3-0 lead. Once again, no lead was safe. Four times in seven games in this series, a multi-goal lead didn't last. The Ducks scored three goals in the game's final 3:16 to tie. The final of those three came with plenty of contraversy. It was clear to many that Talbot was interfered with, but the goal would stand and the game would last all the way until 6:57 of the second overtime. Corey Perry scored to lift the Ducks to a 3-2 series lead.

GAME 6 - EDM 7, ANA 1

Video: OILERS TODAY | Game 6 Recap

Edmonton would rebound from their heartbreaking loss in Game 5 by scoring seven in Game 6. Despite playing without two of their top defencemen - Klefbom and Sekera - the Oilers crushed the Ducks 7-1. Draisaitl was a dominant force, putting up five points and his first hat trick. Letestu also had a big night, recording four points with two goals. Talbot stopped 34 of 35 and the Oilers were thought to have all the momentum, having staved off elimination.

GAME 7 - ANA 2, EDM 1

Video: OILERS TODAY | Game 7 Post-Game

Coming into the night, teams scoring first in Game 7s had a record of 125-42 all-time. The Oilers were unable to prove the trend, as they scored first but added a tick to the loss column. Caggiula took advantage of a dangerous turnover from the Ducks and scored his third goal in four games to put Edmonton up 1-0 at 3:31 of the first. Andrew Cogliano tied the game in the second and Nick Ritchie potted the winner early in the third. The Oilers put up some pressure late but couldn't find the equalizer. The Ducks took the series 4-3, moving past their Game 7 issues of years past.

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