Ducks hammer Oilers in Game 3, get first win in series

Anaheim Ducks Jakob Silfverberg celebrates his goal with teammate Josh Manson

Anaheim Ducks Jakob Silfverberg celebrates his goal with teammate Josh Manson

That Anaheim was able to buckle down for a 6-3 win in Game 3 Sunday was a testament to the veteran mettle that was said to give it the inside track to the Stanley Cup Finals.

If the Oilers win, Mayor Tait will hang a poster from Edmonton's tourism agency, Explore Edmonton, in Anaheim City Hall, encouraging Anaheim residents to visit the natural beauty and culture of North America's largest northernmost metropolis. Edmonton had won the first two games in Anaheim. That's not too shabby against a team that hadn't lost in regulation since March 10th. At this stage in the series, they have absolutely nothing to lose and everything to gain. "Two shutouts the last series against San Jose?"

The Oilers pulled within a goal at 1:28 when a David Desharnais centring pass from beside the net deflected off Slepychev's skate and in.

The series remains in Edmonton for Game 4 on Wednesday. The Swede got his fourth goal of the postseason, matching his career high from the 2015 playoffs in 10 fewer games.

It might well have looked more believable, in fact, on Friday in Anaheim. The visitors upped their margin to three after Oilers defenseman Darnell Nurse made a poor pass attempt from behind his own goal that went right to Ducks captain Ryan Getzlaf, who snapped a shot over Talbot's shoulder.

"We fought back and got a big one from Wagner". But they have to find their A-game soon.

The Ducks are a veteran team now getting pushed around by a young team on the rise, with all of their playoff experience the Ducks need to be smart and push back, they'll need to avoid taking penalties and it's time for veterans like Perry to start finding the net.

"We didn't take advantage of the energy that was around us, (allowing a goal) 25 seconds in", Oilers coach Todd McLellan said. "We just didn't deliver and they found a way to capitalize". He ended the regular season with a goal and two points in five games in April and failed to record a point till Game 3 against the Calgary Flames in the first round.

We should have seen it coming, this wacky 6-3 Oilers loss to the Anaheim Ducks, the blowout that wasn't, then was again. Do you think the Oilers can hold it down in front of the home fans in Canada? Tickets cost $5, with proceeds going to the organisation's community foundation. "Momentum switches and changes in the game, but I don't feel it changes from game to game very much", McDavid said. "It is exciting for our city, and great for our brand".

National Football League scout compares Davis Webb to Dak Prescott
As it relates to Webb, he's seen as being in the second tier of quarterbacks with the likes of DeShone Kizer and Brady Kaaya. The Giants signed Geno Smith to be his backup, but the odds of him becoming a franchise quarterback are slim.

The Oilers werent done by a long shot.

And he might have the defense of Ryan Kesler to blame for it.

As it stands, Perry is playing a bottom-six role alongside Antoine Vermette and Logan Shaw. Once, a blistering shot caromed off Talbot's helmet and seemed to leave him dazed. We've talked a lot about that.

In Game 3 against the Ducks, the Oilers trailed 3-0 after the first 11:51.

"We can't really stress over what happened last game or what happened in Game 2", said Oilers winger Patrick Maroon.

The Ducks had other chances, hitting the crossbar or post several times. "You need that depth in scoring if you are going to go a long way in the payoffs".

"We're learning lessons as we go, we've talked a lot about that", said McLellan.

After four days in Anaheim, the Oilers are heading home, unexpectedly with a 2-0 lead.

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