The Ducks roared back with a 6-3 victory in game 3. Edmonton managed to climb back from a three goal deficit midway through the game, but the Ducks regained the lead less than a minute after Edmonton made it 3-all.
Up 2-1 in the series, the Oilers will look to regain control with a big win tonight.
Let's go to the tape.
The Oilers are saying
"It's frustrating when you're not putting the puck in the net but we're winning hockey games. We're doing something right. Obviously, you want to contribute in that area and I know it will come."Source
That's Oilers forward Jordan Eberle. who is feeling the heat after game 3
Eberle has two assists in nine playoff games. He was third in team scoring with 51 points (20-31-51) during the regular season. Edmonton lost a game, so it's Eberle and Pouliot involuntarily shouldering the blame right now.
The opponents are saying
"We just said 'Hey, whoa. We're going to slow down here. We're going to get out of the hockey hotbed, per se, and we'll travel back there and get ready for tomorrow."
That's Ducks forward Corey Perry on Anaheim's time between games 3 and 4.
Kelowna! Home of the Rockets. Former Oiler Jason Smith coaches in Kelowna these days. Anaheim took a couple of days off in Kelowna to get out of the 'hockey hotbed'. If they take two games from Edmonton at Rexall Place, it'll look like a brilliant move.
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