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Anaheim Ducks: Corey Perry Needs to be Better in Game 3

September 21 2017, 02:23 | Van Peters

And with it, the team's season was circling the drain as well.

Nashville struck first in the game with a power-play goal by Colin Wilson midway through the first and carried that lead into the second where P.K. Subban scored to make it a 2-0 game.

"You don't even have a choice", Cogliano said. Tarasenko said he felt his team was too excited to go on the power play and thus overthinking their approach. "We're doing a lot of good stuff out there, and it's the last piece that's missing, and it's correctable".

The Ducks outshot the Oilers 12-3 in the first, but goaltender Cam Talbot made two point-blank saves on Getzlaf and Ryan Kesler to keep Edmonton in front.

"We didn't have our position in the neutral ice", Ducks coach Randy Carlyle said. "Even if he has an off night, we can always count on him to bounce back and be terrific and I think that speaks to his character and the kind of guy he is". "We just needed to clean up some things". Patrick Maroon, who rounds out the top line, was quick to compliment Draisaitl's vision and passing, which was evident in the second-round opener when he found a trailing Adam Larsson to set up a third-period goal.

The six goals by Anaheim tied the franchise record for most in a playoff game (Apr. 30, 2015 vs. CGY).

Nashville dominated puck possession for long stretches, putting this one away on a goal from Roman Josi after just such a shift - caused by a Blues turnover in the defensive end - late in the third period.

The night got off to an unusual start when the microphone failed to work as Canadian country singer Brett Kissel came out to sing the USA anthem, decked out in an Oilers jersey and guitar.

Drake Caggiula left game two early in the second period after crashing into the boards, and didn't return.

Talbot got a piece of Wagner's wrist shot, but it deflected off his arm and in for a 4-3 Ducks lead at 9:20 of the second period. "We were bad all over the ice and got beat all over the ice".

"We can clean that up by taking less penalties, but we also gave them a couple of easy chances at full strength as well". He had eight points (six goals, two assists) in five games against the Ducks during the regular season. Perhaps that's why the Ducks' second straight loss at home barely caused a flicker of apparent concern in their calm dressing room.

A three-point night was capped when his shot on Talbot created a rebound that Ryan Kesler put in. The puck trickled in off Talbot's blocker. Replays appeared to show Silfverberg was offside on the play but after a lengthy review, the goal stood.

"The backbreaker was 25 seconds in". With just 1:21 to play in the second, Ryan Dzingel scored on the power play to tie the game going to the third.

Secondary scoring? How about a weird one from Andrej Sekera?

2 Jakob Silfverberg delivered again.

Weeks of winning that the Anaheim Ducks carried into the postseason started to trigger feelings that a long Stanley Cup playoff run might be in their future.

Almost 150 minutes into the series, Gibson had given up nine goals.

3 Ducks defensemen were active.

Nugent-Hopkins almost scored earlier on the two-man advantage, his shot hitting Gibson in the mask and then careening off the post into the crossbar. Hampus Lindholm finished at plus-five.

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