Ducks exorcise their Game 7 demons and rally to defeat Oilers

"Shows we're a team", said coach Todd McLellan.

The Ducks regrouped and from that point on, the Oilers managed only 11 shots.

It promises to be a nail-biting, orange tassel-waving watch party Wednesday night when the Oilers take on the Ducks in Game 7 of the Stanley Cup playoffs in Anaheim, and 18,000 people gather to watch on state-of-the-art screens at Rogers Place.

There have been a lot of empty "Wait "til next year" season". What if the Ducks loss if for the better of the team? "That's what we need going forward into the next round".

"Sometimes when you get chances like that it helps you later if you get another chance to score", Ritchie said.

We anticipate that Klefbom returns tonight.

"I look at it that it's not the same group".

Playing in Game 7 at home for the fourth straight season, Anaheim has been outscored 8-0 in the first period of those games. It had 103 points (47-26-9) and finished second in the Pacific Division this season. Goaltender John Gibson was pulled from his only Game 7 start in 2014 after allowing four goals on 18 shots, and he's coming off another hook after three goals on six shots in a 7-1 drubbing in Game 6 on Sunday. Again, the Oilers were noticeably upset, but there was also a feeling that this year was a necessary step - a few steps, perhaps - in the right direction for the organization.

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The Ducks-Oilers victor advances to the Western Conference finale against Nashville, who might be the new favorite despite being the No. 8 seed.

"We had a lot of guys who never went through something like this, and now we have guys who know how to deal with it next year if we make the playoffs", Draisaitl said.

"There is still a little bit of inconsistency in our game but we will grow up and fix that as we go along", McLellan said. This means that right after games in which the Ducks had issues finding the back of the net, they often experienced an influx of scoring.

Maybe the most important lesson, however, was the one that came in Game 5's heartbreaking defeat. On the other side, the Eastern Conference finals matchup is set, with the Pittsburgh Penguins and the Ottawa Senators battling for their conference's spot in the Stanley Cup Finals.

Throughout the post-season, it became clear that Leon Draisaitl was discovering what McDavid had figured out during the regular season - a way to put the Oilers on his back. Given the fact that Gibson has been a sieve, the team just exploded for 7 goals in the last game, and the sword of Damocles is hanging over the heads of the veteran Duck players who have blown 4 consecutive game sevens, there is an opportunity for the Oilers to win this game.

"It's always some kind of emptiness when you lose", Larsson said. "We just don't rely on Connor". "Disappointing ending obviously. I think the referees kinda costed us the series in a way". Even though 97 was kept off the scoresheet in that 7-1 rout, he was as risky as ever and teams have to respect that. Furthermore, if you think that the Los Angeles-area Ducks will sell ads on American television better than the Canadian-tundra Oilers would in the next round, then point two from above applies.

"Without goals, you can't win the game", said Ovechkin, who played the seventh-most of any Capitals forward at 18:22 and was on the ice for each goal.


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