Back in the spring of 1994, the New York Rangers' captain famously guaranteed his club, which hadn't won a Cup in 50 years, would stay alive against the New Jersey Devils in the Eastern Conference final, down 3-2 in the series. They each added a pair of assists, combining for nine points. The win was the first at home for either team in a series that now shifts to Alberta, where the Ducks own a ideal 4-0 mark that includes Perry scoring in overtime as Anaheim overcame a three-goal deficit in a 5-4 victory over Calgary in Game 3 of the first round.
Jake Allen stopped 21 shots and was flawless after James Neal notched a power-play goal late in the second period.
Anaheim Ducks coach Randy Carlyle says it's not all "doom and gloom" after his club took a butt-kicking from the Edmonton Oilers in Game 6 of their second-round National Hockey League playoff series Sunday.
Perry finished with a goal and two assists, posting another memorable playoff game following an unimpressive regular season for the former NHL MVP. On the season, he has 21 points (11 goals) in 11 games.
The Oilers made a big mistake in letting Game 5 get away.
The Oilers were able to regroup after Rickard Rakell tied it up with 15 seconds to go, creating more scoring chances than the Ducks in the first overtime. This series is a playoff poolie's delight.
Anton Slepyshev extended it to 6-0 45 seconds into the second period, converting a pass from Patrick Maroon on a two-on-one.
Like a good leader, part father, part big brother, McDavid also gave Leon Draisaitl a tap on the arm to get the heck into the dressing room when Leon Draisaitl wore the look of an anguished man as he leaned on the boards watching the Ducks celebrating Corey Perry's double-overtime victor. "He's one of the best players in the world and he shows it every night", Draisaitl said of Getzlaf.
"We don't feel there will be any residual effects".
"Regardless of what the situation is, sometimes you are just going to have stinkers", said Fowler.
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With Hayward possibly on the open market, Boston would be able to bring in a top-tier talent without having to give up any assets. The Boston Celtics now hold the first overall selection in this year's NBA Draft - a pick they likely will not hold on to.
But did anybody in their wildest dreams expect this?
"I don't even know what goalie interference is anymore, to be perfectly honest", Edmonton forward Milan Lucic said.
The tying goal perfectly captured the madness of the moment, with Fowler throwing the puck on net from the blue line where it ended up among a mass of bodies, including two Ducks, two Oilers and a sprawling Talbot. For his career, he has 13 goals and 13 assists for 26 points in 18 matchups with them. He capped of his hat trick with 4:33 left in the second period.
Henrik Lundqvist - King Henrik gave up five goals on 37 shots in Saturday's 5-4 OT loss.
"We're better than what people give us credit for.", said Mark Letestu. In their case, it's taking a 3-2 lead in a playoff series but losing the sixth game on the road and the seventh at home.
Carlyle is counting on a swing back in the Ducks' direction Wednesday, recalling that they lost the first two games but rebounded to win the next two at Edmonton. With a 3-0 lead entering the game's final three and a half minutes, the Oilers looked poised to wrest a 3-2 series lead over the Ducks.
"It was huge. Obviously that set the tone for the whole night", said Draisaitl of the lead.
Sidney Crosby - Pittsburgh's superstar centre returned to the lineup Saturday, missing just one game due to his latest concussion.
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This game had the same smell as the 4-0 total domination game of Carolina Hurricanes in Game 6 in the 2006 Stanley Cup finals at Rexall Place, which was rocking, just like the new Rogers Place. The puck is skated into the zone, passed off to Draisaitl, he passes it off to receive it back nearly immediately and snaps one home with a nice crisp wrist shot to finish off the hat trick before the second period was even over. Then they were throttled in Game 6. Oddly, it took a ridiculously lopsided 7-1 decision to get us here.