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VIDEO: Ducks Rally From Three Down, Take 3-0 Series Lead
By Phil Wunderlich
Right from the get-go, you could tell that this was going to be a one-sided officiated game. Nick Ritchie would go off for holding just about two minutes into the game and Calgary would take advantage on the power play as Sean Monahan would score the first goal for the Flames. Two minutes later Anaheim would yet again be called for a penalty as Korbianian Holzer got called for holding. The Ducks would luckily kill this one off. Four minutes after that penalty kill, the Ducks would be again be called for a penalty as Lindholm gets called for goalie interference, and yet again the Flames would make the Ducks pay as Versteeg would score on the power play. Towards the end of the period, the Ducks would finally get on the board as Nick Ritchie records his first career playoff goal. Calgary would go into the second period leading 2-1. Shots favored Calgary 11-6.
Just over four minutes into the second period Stone would deliver a shot that would go just past John Gibson for a goal. Three minutes later Holzer would get called for a hooking penalty and yet again the Flames would capitalize on this chance and would go up 4-1. It would seem as if this ignited some fire under the Ducks tail feathers as we would answer towards the end of the second as Shea Theodore records his first career playoff goal.
The beginning of the third period was pretty quiet until Nate Thompson would score with just over 11 minutes in. Tempers would flare moments after as Calgary gets their first penalty as Ferland and Holzer both get called for roughing, although this 4-on-4 would not lead to anything. Then with just five minutes remaining Shea Theodore would score once again and tie the game for the Ducks. Corey Perry would get his stick caught in the Flames bench, while the Ducks continued the play and scored.
The Flames allowed three unanswered goals and the Ducks tied the game. Then with just over a minute into the overtime Corey Perry would score the game winning goal. Ducks would take this game as well as take a 3-0 lead in the series.
The Ducks play the Flames on Wednesday, April 19th at 7 PM PT. Join us for our watch party at El Ranchito in Orange.
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April 18th, 2017
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