- Associated Press - Saturday, May 6, 2017

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) - Corey Perry scored 6:57 into the second overtime after the Anaheim Ducks rallied from a three-goal deficit in the final minutes of regulation, completing a spectacular 4-3 victory over the Edmonton Oilers on Friday night and seizing a 3-2 lead in their second-round playoff series.

Rickard Rakell put the tying goal through a crowd of prone players with 15 seconds left in regulation to cap a stunning sequence of three goals in just over three minutes, all with goalie John Gibson pulled for an extra attacker.

After nearly 27 tense minutes of overtime, Perry collected a pass from Ryan Getzlaf and waited out a sprawling Cam Talbot to finish Anaheim’s third straight win - and the first home victory for either team in the series.

Game 6 is Sunday in Edmonton.

Perry finished with a goal and two assists, posting another memorable playoff game following an unimpressive regular season for the former NHL MVP. Gibson made 35 saves, helping the Ducks move one win away from their second trip to the Western Conference finals in three seasons.

Leon Draisaitl, Connor McDavid and Drake Caggiula scored during a dominant second period, but the Oilers coughed up a big late lead despite solid play by Talbot, who stopped 60 shots.

BLUES 2, PREDATORS 1

ST. LOUIS (AP) - Dmitrij Jaskin scored in his first playoff game this season, Jaden Schwartz got the game-winner and the Blues stayed alive with the victory in Game 5 of their second-round series.

Schwartz scored 25 seconds into the third, knocking in a rebound from right in front for a 2-1 St. Louis lead. Schwartz has a team-high four postseason goals, including three game-winners.

Jake Allen made 21 saves for the Blues, who had dropped two in a row.

James Neal scored for the Predators, and Pekka Rinne made 30 saves.

Game 6 is in Nashville on Sunday.


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