April 28, 2017
Cam Talbot made 39 saves and Patrick Marron scored power play goal in the 2nd period, and the Oilers defeated the Ducks 2-1 in game 2 of their best-of-7 series. Edmonton now has a 2-0 series lead after shocking the Ducks by winning the first two games of the series in Anaheim.
Jakob Silfverberg scored on the power play at the 15:34 mark of the 2nd period, but that was the only offense for the Ducks all night.
Andrej Sekera scored 65 seconds into the game for Edmonton after beating John Gibson with a long shot from the left wing boards.
Gibson stopped 21 shots for the Ducks, who had gone 18 games without a regulation defeat before this series. Anaheim has never recovered from an 0-2 series deficit, losing all seven series in franchise history after digging that early hole.
Talbot feels like the Oilers have definitely grown a lot in the last two games. “We started the game the way we wanted to start it, ” he said. “Down the stretch, we bent but we didn’t break, and that’s the sign of a good team.”
Silfverberg didn’t seem too worried about the 0-2 hole the Ducks are in. “We’ve just got to keep doing what we’re doing. 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 played without two of their top defenseman again. Sami Vatanen missed his 5th straight game with an upper-body injury, as did Kevin Bieska, who suffered the injury in game 1.
Game 3 will be Sunday afternoon in Edmonton, with the Ducks trying to avoid going to down to a practically insurmountable 0-3 deficit.