Anaheim Ducks’ Ryan Kesler, left, breaks away from Edmonton Oilers’ Connor McDavid during third period NHL hockey round two playoff action in Edmonton, Wednesday, May 3, 2017.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

Silfverberg scores OT winner in 4-3 Ducks win

Getzlaf fed Silfverberg for a one-timer 45 seconds into overtime

Anaheim 4 Edmonton 3 (OT)

EDMONTON — Jakob Silfverberg scored the overtime winner for the Anaheim Ducks in a 4-3 victory over the Edmonton Oilers on Wednesday to even their playoff series 2-2.

Ducks captain Ryan Getzlaf fed Silfverberg for a one-timer 45 seconds into overtime. Getzlaf had two goals and two assists with Rickard Rackell also scoring for the Ducks.

John Gibson made 29 saves for the win, while Oilers counterpart Cam Talbot had 35 saves in the loss.

Drake Caggiula, Connor McDavid and Milan Lucic replied for the hosts.

The road has been kinder than home ice so far in this best-of-seven Western Conference semifinal.

Anaheim won two in a row in Edmonton after the Oilers opened with a pair of victories at the Honda Center.

Game 5 is Friday in Anaheim and returns to Rogers Place for Game 6 on Sunday.

Caggiula’s equalizer at 18:18 of the third period pushed the game into overtime for the first time in the series. He snapped a rebound over Gibson four seconds after time expired on an Anaheim minor penalty.

Edmonton led 2-0 after the opening period on goals from Lucic and McDavid.

Getzlaf sparked Anaheim’s surge, scoring 97 seconds into the second and producing a go-ahead goal at 14:25.

With his 35th and 36th career playoff goals, Getzlaf surpassed Teemu Selanne as the franchise all-time leader.

Patrick Eaves was scratched Wednesday due to a lower-body injury suffered in Game 3, so Corey Perry was reunited with Getzlaf on Anaheim’s top line with Rakell.

Getzlaf pounced on a rebound that Oilers forward Ryan Nugent-Hopkins failed to clear to give the visitors a 3-2 heading into the third.

Rakell pulled the Ducks even at 5:33 when Getzlaf threaded a goal-mouth pass over to him to bat past Talbot’s glove.


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