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Game Four: Anaheim 3, Calgary 2 (OT)

Wednesday, 04.26.2006 / 9:00 PM PT / News
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Game Four: Anaheim 3, Calgary 2 (OT)

ANAHEIM, Calif. – Sean O’Donnell scored the game-winning goal at 1:36 of overtime to give the Ducks a 3-2 victory over the Calgary Flames in game four of the Western Conference quarterfinal series on Thursday night at the Arrowhead Pond.

The series is now tied 2-2 and will shift to Calgary for game five on Saturday at 7 p.m. PDT.

With time expired on Stephane Yelle’s high sticking penalty in overtime, O’Donnell pinched in from his point position and got a pass from winger Chris Kunitz.  The veteran defenseman slapped a low shot through Miikka Kiprusoff’s legs for the winner.  The goal was O’Donnell’s first of the playoffs.

“That was an interesting feeling, realizing that it got through his legs there and that the game was over and that you were the one who shot it,” said O’Donnell.  “It was a nice feeling and it felt a little bit strange, but I’ll take it.”

After a scoreless first, Ryan Getzlaf and Teemu Selanne tallied second period goals to give the Ducks a 2-0 lead going into the break.

Getzlaf (1, Perry, Vishnevski) opened the scoring for the Ducks at 3:47 of the second period.  The rookie center picked up a loose puck inside the Ducks zone and broke away alone on Kiprusoff.  Getzlaf deked and tucked a quick forehand shot inside the right post for his first goal of the playoffs.

Selanne (1, McDonald, S. Niedermayer) gave the Ducks a two-goal advantage less than four minutes later on the power play.  Selanne cleaned up the rebound of an Andy McDonald shot to give Anaheim a 2-0 lead at 7:13 of the second period.

The two-goal lead would be erased it seemed in an instant to begin the third period. 

Flames captain Jarome Iginla (1, Langkow, Ference) struck for his first goal of the game and of the playoffs 11 seconds into the third period.  The Flames captain broke free and beat JS Giguere to cut the Ducks’ lead in half.

Calgary tied the contest just over three minutes later when Iginla (2, Ference, Amonte) got a shot from the slot past Giguere to make it 2-2 at 3:27 of the third.

“We felt like we played really well the first two periods. In the third period, give them some credit,” said O’Donnell.  “We gave up a couple of goals that obviously we’re not happy about.”

The Ducks kept the Flames off the board the rest of the way and O’Donnell’s goal earned Anaheim a series split, 2-2 heading back to Calgary.

“I think this was probably our best game of the series,” said O’Donnell.  “That’s usually the way it happens. With good teams, if you lose a game you’ve got to make sure the next game is your best. Now we’re expecting an even better Game 5 from them.”

GAME LOG

FIRST PERIOD:

0:00 - SCRATCHES - ANA D 6 Marshall, RW 17 Hedstrom, LW 29 Fedoruk  CGY D 7 Marchment, LW 26 Nilson, LW 27 Leclerc, C 29 MacDonald, D 32 Hulse, D 46 Giordano

0:00 - STARTERS - ANA G 35 Giguere, RW 13 Selanne, C 19 McDonald, LW 38 Kunitz, D 23 Beauchemin, D 27 S. Niedermayer  CGY G 34 Kiprusoff, RW 12 Iginla, C 22 Langkow, LW 10 Amonte, D 6 Leopold, D 28 Regehr

0:00 - PLAY UNDERWAY

1:33 - ANA PENALTY - 61 Perry 2:00 CROSS CHECKING

9:57 - ANA PENALTY - 21 O'Donnell 2:00 HOOKING

17:36 - ANA PENALTY - 33 DiPenta 2:00 HOLDING

19:56 - CGY PENALTY - 10 Amonte 2:00 TRIPPING

20:00 - SHOTS ON GOAL - ANA 9, CGY 11

SECOND PERIOD:

0:00 - PLAY UNDERWAY

3:47 - ANA GOAL - GETZLAF (1) Assist: 61 PERRY (2)

6:05 - CGY PENALTY - 24 Lundmark - 2:00 CROSS CHECKING

7:13 - ANA GOAL - PP - SELANNE (1) Assists: 19 McDonald (1), 27 S. Niedermayer (3)

9:27 - CGY PENALTY - Bench - 2:00 TOO MANY MEN ON THE ICE

11:14 - ANA PENALTY - 19 McDonald - 2:00 HOOKING

13:14 - CGY PENALTY - 18 Lombardi - 2:00 HOOKING

14:35 - ANA PENALTY - 15 Lupul - 2:00 GOALTENDER INTERFERENCE

17:41 - CGY PENALTY - 17 Simon - 2:00 HOLDING THE STICK

THIRD PERIOD:

0:00 - PLAY UNDERWAY

0:11 - CGY GOAL - 12 IGINLA (2) - Assists: 22 Langkow (3), 21 Ference (2)

3:27 - CGY GOAL - 12 IGINLA (3) - Assists: 21 Ference (3), 10 Amonte (1)

9:53 - ANA PENALTY - 44 R. Niedermayer - 2:00 HOOKING

10:45 - CGY PENALTY - 10 Amonte - 2:00 HOLDING

19:30 - CGY PENALTY - 11Yelle - 2:00 HIGH STICKING

OVERTIME:

0:00 - PLAY UNDERWAY

1:36 - ANA GOAL - 21 O'Donnell (1) - Assists: 38 Kunitz (1), 19 McDonald (2)

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STANDINGS

WESTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 CHI 56 36 16 4 158 128 76
2 DAL 53 33 15 5 170 142 71
3 STL 55 30 17 8 132 129 68
4 LAK 51 31 17 3 135 117 65
5 SJS 51 27 20 4 147 138 58
6 NSH 53 25 20 8 136 139 58
7 COL 55 27 24 4 148 152 58
8 ANA 50 25 18 7 111 115 57
9 MIN 52 23 20 9 127 126 55
10 ARI 52 24 22 6 138 161 54
11 VAN 52 20 20 12 120 142 52
12 CGY 51 23 25 3 134 148 49
13 WPG 52 23 26 3 136 150 49
14 EDM 54 21 28 5 132 164 47

STATS

2015-2016 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
C. Perry 50 21 14 -2 35
R. Getzlaf 46 4 30 6 34
R. Rakell 47 11 15 1 26
R. Kesler 50 11 15 -8 26
S. Vatanen 50 6 18 0 24
J. Silfverberg 50 6 11 -3 17
C. Stewart 44 7 9 1 16
A. Cogliano 50 5 11 -10 16
H. Lindholm 49 6 8 -4 14
C. Fowler 37 3 9 -9 12
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
F. Andersen 10 8 5 .918 2.35
J. Gibson 12 7 2 .923 1.92


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