Silfverberg scores 2, Ducks beat Oilers 6-3 in Game 3

For them to win in Game 3, the bulk of the load has to fall on Perry and the rest of the Ducks' goal scorers.

Connor McDavid scored his first of the series for Edmonton.

"At times, our maturity has been underestimated", Letestu said. The Ducks were back on the ropes.

The Ducks may want to consider refocusing their attention to another young Oilers standout if they plan to even the series in Game 2 on Friday night at Honda Center.

Dishonorable Mention: In the first and second periods, St. Louis had 14 shots on goal to Nashville's 28 ...

About 1,000 Edmonton fans made the 2,800-kilometer trip to Anaheim to take in the first two games. "That's something we can keep improving on", said centre Ryan Nugent-Hopkins. He enjoyed his first career multi-goal playoff game and matched a career best with three points in a playoff game, his excellence a constant thread throughout the game. McDavid took advantage of an Anaheim turnover and created a highlight reel goal. "We got 3-2 and then 3-3 and the building's rocking".

The Swedish defender crossed three-quarters of the ice before going for a shot that bifurcated on the right skate of defender Josh Manson, thus foiling the vigilance of goalkeeper John Gibson. After Wagner's response 48 seconds following the McDavid heroics, Gibson stared down a 3-on-1 rush from the Oilers. They have won the two games by a combined score of 7-4.

"We had all the momentum, we just tied the game and a shot like that goes in", said a clearly frustrated Talbot. "You have to go back and forth".

But through eight games in the playoffs, McDavid has just 5 points, an average of 0.63 per game that puts him well off of his regular-season pace.

"Tonight, it really showed we have to come out with that attack mentality", Silfverberg said.

The same could be said of Larsson's first goal, where Draisaitl found him for a wicked shot.

"It was based upon where the faceoffs were", Carlyle said of the decision. "Yet, our guys you could hear them on the bench when it happened and making sure their next shift was going to be a good one for Kevin". We're very, very fortunate to have him. "He can do a lot of things".

The Ducks had the ideal start for a team in need of one that's dealing with a daunting task.

It took Anaheim only 25 seconds to take the lead on a breakaway by Rickard Rakell, the fastest postseason goal in franchise history.

Right from the beginning, it looked like the Ducks were finally solving Talbot, who had 39 saves in Friday night's 2-1 victory and had stopped 75 of 79 shots in the first two games.

It was the first lead for St. Louis in 116:09 of the series. That holding call preceded a high-sticking call against Lindholm, which led to Letestu's goal on the 5-on-3.

All-Star defenseman Cam Fowler returned to the Ducks' lineup after missing six games over the previous three weeks due to an unpenalized knee-on-knee hit by Calgary captain Mark Giordano. "We knew they were going to come and that we weren't going to win all of them".

It will be tough for the Ducks, though, if Talbot can continue to play like he did on Friday. The Ducks admittedly were being sucked into the vortex of cheers from the home crowd, until Wagner, who played just nine minutes, got one. Patrick Maroon scored toward the end of the opening frame, and the Oilers went into the dressing room down by two.

And then Anton Slepyshev opened the second with a goal that bounced in off Theodore.

Game 3 is Sunday at Nashville.