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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)

SCHEDULE

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STANDINGS

WESTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 z - DAL 82 50 23 9 267 230 109
2 x - STL 82 49 24 9 224 201 107
3 x - CHI 82 47 26 9 235 209 103
4 y - ANA 82 46 25 11 218 192 103
5 x - LAK 82 48 28 6 225 195 102
6 x - SJS 82 46 30 6 241 210 98
7 x - NSH 82 41 27 14 228 215 96
8 x - MIN 82 38 33 11 216 206 87
9 COL 82 39 39 4 216 240 82
10 ARI 82 35 39 8 209 245 78
11 WPG 82 35 39 8 215 239 78
12 CGY 82 35 40 7 231 260 77
13 VAN 82 31 38 13 191 243 75
14 EDM 82 31 43 8 203 245 70

STATS

2015-2016 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
R. Getzlaf 77 13 50 14 63
C. Perry 82 34 28 2 62
R. Kesler 79 21 32 5 53
R. Rakell 72 20 23 -1 43
J. Silfverberg 82 20 19 8 39
S. Vatanen 71 9 29 8 38
A. Cogliano 82 9 23 2 32
H. Lindholm 80 10 18 7 28
C. Fowler 69 5 23 -8 28
C. Stewart 56 8 12 2 20
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
J. Gibson 21 13 4 .920 2.07
A. Khudobin 3 3 0 .909 2.70


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