NHL Playoffs: Rickard Rakell opens the scoring for Anaheim

The Oilers were outshot by Anaheim, 40-23. "We've got to do a better job getting in front of him. the one's he couldn't see, a lot of them hit the post". Play was stopped at 8:09 because Talbot's mask was loose. He isn't the stealth bomber. Anaheim Ducks goalie John Gibson, left, blocks the net on Edmonton Oilers' Milan Lucic, center, during the second period in Game 3 of a second-round NHL hockey Stanley Cup playoff series in Edmonton, Alberta, . They're scheduled to practiced Monday and Tuesday in the Rocky Mountain resort town before returning to Edmonton for Game 4 on Wednesday. The Ducks also killed off two penalties.

So with all the focus on 100-point man Connor McDavid and designated Duck-roaster Leon Draisaitl, Larsson could work undercover.

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. For them to win in Game 3, the bulk of the load has to fall on Perry and the rest of the Ducks' goal scorers. Rickard Rakell's breakaway snipe 25 seconds into the first period was indicative of their myriad breakdowns.

Draisaitl scored an empty-net goal with 1:05 remaining for his fourth point of the game.

"After our game, Fergie told me and couple guys to just wait out for the Ducks' game to be done", Kerdiles said.

Ryan Ellis opened the scoring midway through the first period before McLeod doubled Nashville's lead.

"We might even be a better spot, but we have to respond". Boll took Ritchie's place in the lineup, playing his first game of the 2017 playoffs. Now they have lost two in a row.

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.

Then the reins came off, and it's hard to beat Edmonton end-to-end. He now leads the team with six goals in seven playoff games.

Cam Talbot turned aside 39 of 40 shots, while a power play goal by former Duck Patrick Maroon helped lead to Edmonton's second straight victory in two games over the Ducks.

"We thought about maybe bowling or something like that, but we'll make the decision on how our players feel", Carlyle said.

"We just have to keep doing what we're doing", Anaheim right winger Jakob Silfverberg said. Anytime (the review) goes longer and longer, you get more and more nervous. With a better view the officiating crew might have been able to overturn the goal and put a dent into Anaheim's lead. "You couldn't even shorten the bench - there were that many (players) that were erring on a consistent basis".

It will be tough for the Ducks, though, if Talbot can continue to play like he did on Friday. Both were minus-2 in this one. "Our group showed a little bit of resiliency". Carlyle said he would have an update Thursday. Sometimes a star does unexpected things.

What you really have to worry about as a Ducks fan is if McDavid begins to take over the series and coach Todd McLellan decides that it doesn't matter who the Ducks throw out on the ice against the kid. Patrick Maroon and Anton Slepychev each had a goal.

That's not to say that the Oilers didn't learn a few things along the way in eliminating San Jose in six games. Both series are back at it on Friday night with the stakes raised for the home teams, which face the prospect of a quick series hole.