The Anaheim Ducks squared accounts with the Edmonton Oilers Wednesday night, evening the Stanley Cup second round series with a stirring 4-3 comeback win. After losing two in Anaheim, the Ducks have now taken two at Rogers Place and move toward Game Five Friday back in Honda Center.
After trailing 2-0 after one period, the Ducks rallied with three goals in the second and went into overtime tied at 3-3, with the game-winner coming in overtime on a score by Jakob Silfverberg at the 45-second mark. The score came on an assist by captain Ryan Getlzaf, who had four points on two goals and two assists.
ANGELS LOSE 8-7 TO MARINERS
The Los Angeles Angels blew a 6-4 lead Wednesday night and went on to an 8-7 loss to the Seattle Mariners. A four-run eighth-inning was the decider for the home team at Safeco Field.
Wednesday’s loss dropped the Halos to 15-14 overall. They’re in second place in the American League West, 4.5 games back of the Houston Astros.
Seattle rolled up a 4-0 lead, but the Angels rallied for six runs in the top of the sixth. The Mariners staged their own big comeback in the eighth, and one run by the Angels in the top of the ninth wasn’t enough. The Halos got home runs from Mike Trout (his eighth of the season) and Kole Calhoun (his fourth), who also added a double.
Starter Ricky Nolasco worked 4.1 innings for the Angels, giving up eight hits and four runs. He struck out six batters and walked two. The big hitter for Seattle was Jean Segura, who drove in four runs with a two-run home run and a single.