Patrick Eaves, Nate Thompson and Ryan Getzlaf scored for the Ducks on Wednesday." data-reactid="24"Gibson redeemed himself after being pulled during the second period of Anaheim's come-from-behind 5-4 victory over the Flames in overtime two nights earlier.Patrick Eaves, Nate Thompson and Ryan Getzlaf scored for the Ducks on Wednesday.
Anaheim's prior record, three shots on goal allowed in a playoff period, came in Game 5 of the 2015 Western Conference Final against the Chicago Blackhawks.
The Ducks’ Jakob Silfverberg celebrates his third-period goal with teammates Andrew Cogliano, left, and Shea Theodore during their 5-3 loss to the Edmonton Oilers in Wednesday’s series opener at Honda Center.
Edmonton Oilers and San Jose Sharks, who are deadlocked at 2-2." data-reactid="25"The Ducks next play the winner of the series between the Edmonton Oilers and San Jose Sharks, who are deadlocked at 2-2. The Flames have lost seven straight games to Anaheim and 15 of 16 dating back to the second round of the 2015 playoffs, when the Ducks knocked off the Flames in five games.
Brian Elliott started in net for the Flames, but was yanked after giving up a soft goal to Eaves at of the first period.
They were taking two shots for every one attempted by the Anaheim Ducks, but between the great play of goalie John Gibson and their inability to bury chances, the Predators entered the third period 20 minutes from trailing 2-1 in the Western Conference Final.