May 3, 2017
Jakob Silfverberg scored the game-winning goal 45 seconds into overtime, and the Ducks defeated the Oilers 4-3 in game four of their best-of-seven series on Wednesday night in Alberta. The series is now tied 2-2, and heading back to Anaheim for game 5.
Silfverberg took a pass from Ryan Getzlaf for a one-timer from the left circle, which beat Cam Talbot for the winner. Getzlaf had two goals and two assists on the night.
Anaheim secured the win despite losing the lead with 1:42 left in the 3rd period. Drake Cagglula took a centering pass from Patrick Maroon and chipped the puck by John Gibson to tie the score and send the game to OT. Gibson made 29 saves on the night for the Ducks.
The Ducks scored three unanswered goals in the 2nd period to take a 3-2 lead. Ryan Getzlaf got the scoring started 1:37 into the period, after taking advantage of a turnover from Jordan Eberle. The goal had to be reviewed by the officials for goaltender interference, but it ended up counting.
Just under 4 minutes later, Rickard Rakell took a pass from Getzlaf across the crease on a broken play, and put the puck past Talbot to tie the score 2-2.
Then at the 14:25 mark, Getzlaf was at it again, pouncing on a rebound after a terrific initial save on Rakell. With the goal, he surpassed Teemu Selanne for the most playoff goals in team history, with the 36.
The Oilers jumped out to a 2-0 lead on a power play goal from Milan Lucic, followed by a goal from Connor McDavid late in the 1st period. Talbot made 35 saves for Edmonton.
Game 5 will be back in Anaheim on Friday night at 7:30 pm.