Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Four-Point Night from Getzlaf Leads Ducks to 4-3 OT Win over Oilers

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Four-Point Night from Getzlaf Leads Ducks to 4-3 OT Win over Oilers

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Getzlaf paces Ducks to 4-3 OT win over Oilers


EDMONTON - Ducks captain Ryan Getzlaf was a one-man wrecking crew in Anaheim's 4-3 overtime win over the Edmonton Oilers on Wednesday.

Getzlaf scored twice and assisted on two goals, including Jakob Silfverberg's OT winner at 45 seconds, to even up the playoff series 2-2.

"If he keeps doing this, we're going to have fun time here," Silfverberg said.

"He's one of the best players in the league and when he plays like he did tonight with that aggressiveness and physicality, he kind of pushes the whole team to move forward with him."

Game 5 is Friday in Anaheim with the best-of-seven conference semifinal returning to Rogers Place for Game 6 on Sunday.

"We haven't accomplished anything yet," Getzlaf said. "All we did was get our home-ice back. We've got to take this one, breathe, breathe, the next day and a half here and get ready for Game 5."

The road has been kinder than home ice so far in this series. Anaheim won two in a row in Edmonton after the Oilers opened with a pair of victories at the Honda Center.

"We're going into a building where we have had success before," Oilers captain Connor McDavid said.

"We're comfortable playing there. You never want to play a series where you lose both at home, but that is the case both teams find themselves in. Now it is a race to two (wins)."

Rickard Rakell also scored for the Ducks and John Gibson made 29 saves for the victory.

Drake Caggiula, Milan Lucic and McDavid replied for the hosts, with Cam Talbot stopping 35 shots in the loss.

Oilers coach Todd MacLellan had called Getzlaf "the head of their snake" prior to the series.

With his team trailing 2-0 after the first period, the 31-year-old from Regina sparked a comeback, scoring 97 seconds into the second and producing a go-ahead goal at 14:25.

Caggiula scored late in the third to send the game into an extra period. Getzlaf's pass from the boards to a wide open Silfverberg for a one-timer ended it quickly. …

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