Previous Game: Ducks Let Two Points Slip Away in 4-2 Loss to Oilers

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Previous Game: Ducks Let Two Points Slip Away in 4-2 Loss to Oilers
The Anaheim Ducks continued their trend of playing from behind Sunday night against the Edmonton Oilers despite scoring the game\'s opening goal. Three unanswered second-period goals paced the Oilers to a 4-2 win against the Ducks in at Rexall Place on Sunday night.\r\n
EDMONTON -- The Anaheim Ducks continued their trend of playing from behind Sunday night against the Edmonton Oilers despite scoring the game's opening goal.

Three unanswered second-period goals paced the Oilers to a 4-2 win against the Ducks in at Rexall Place on Sunday night.

Taylor Hall, David Perron, Justin Schultz and Jordan Eberle scored for the Oilers, who have won two in a row.

Jakob Silfverberg and Corey Perry scored for the Ducks, who have lost two straight. They have fallen behind by at least two goals in their past four games.

"I thought we started off well," said Ducks forward Devante Smith-Pelly. "We were dictating the play for the first 10-15 minutes. Then, the momentum seemed to switch."

Goaltender Viktor Fasth made 34 saves for the Oilers in the win, beating his former team for the first time since being traded to Edmonton a day prior to the March 5 NHL Trade Deadline.

Goalie Jonas Hiller stopped 24 shots for the Ducks, who failed to extend their lead in the Pacific Division. Anaheim is one point in front of the second-place San Jose Sharks.

Silfverberg opened the scoring 1:20 into the game, benefiting from a fortunate bounce in front of the net. Silfverberg's initial shot was stopped by Fasth, but the rebound bounced in off Oilers center Sam Gagner.

The Oilers tied the game on the power play at 6:17 of second period when Hall scored his 27th goal. The Oilers left wing was able to squeeze a shot from the side of the net through Hiller.

Perron, with his 27th goal, gave the Oilers the lead at 9:21, snapping a shot through Hiller from the faceoff circle. The goal came shorthanded as Ducks right wing Kyle Palmieri was stepping out of the penalty box with the teams playing 4-on-4.

Schultz increased the Oilers lead to 3-1 at 16:38 of the period, getting to the puck off a scramble in front and knocking it into the net before Hiller was able to cover it up with his pad.

The Ducks cut the lead to 3-2 when Perry scored his 42nd goal 25 seconds into the third period on the power play. Perry redirected a Ryan Getzlaf point shot past Fasth, with Patrick Maroon providing a screen in front.

Getzlaf came close to tying the game six minutes into the period on the power play, but his point shot hit the goal post behind Fasth.

Eberle scored his 27th goal into an empty net with 14 seconds left in the game.

The Ducks have scored 117 road goals this season, which breaks the franchise record. The previous record was 115 in 2008-09

The Ducks play the Vancouver Canucks on Monday in the second of a two-game road trip.

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STANDINGS

WESTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 z - ANA 82 54 20 8 266 209 116
2 y - COL 82 52 22 8 250 220 112
3 x - STL 82 52 23 7 248 191 111
4 x - SJS 82 51 22 9 249 200 111
5 x - CHI 82 46 21 15 267 220 107
6 x - LAK 82 46 28 8 206 174 100
7 x - MIN 82 43 27 12 207 206 98
8 x - DAL 82 40 31 11 235 228 91
9 PHX 82 37 30 15 216 231 89
10 NSH 82 38 32 12 216 242 88
11 WPG 82 37 35 10 227 237 84
12 VAN 82 36 35 11 196 223 83
13 CGY 82 35 40 7 209 241 77
14 EDM 82 29 44 9 203 270 67

STATS

2013-2014 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
R. Getzlaf 77 31 56 28 87
C. Perry 81 43 39 32 82
N. Bonino 77 22 27 14 49
M. Perreault 69 18 25 13 43
A. Cogliano 82 21 21 13 42
C. Fowler 70 6 30 15 36
K. Palmieri 71 14 17 9 31
D. Winnik 76 6 24 6 30
H. Lindholm 78 6 24 29 30
S. Koivu 65 11 18 3 29
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
F. Andersen 20 5 0 .923 2.29
J. Hiller 29 13 7 .911 2.48

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