Saturday, March 30, 2019

NHL Game Recap: Anaheim Ducks (5) vs. Edmonton Oilers (1) - 3/30/2019

NHL Game Recap: Anaheim Ducks (5) vs. Edmonton Oilers (1) - Date: 3/30/2019 / EDMONTON, Alberta Rickard Rakell scored three goals in the second period, powering the Anaheim Ducks past the Edmonton Oilers 5-1 on Saturday night. Corey Perry and Devin Shore also scored for the Ducks, who have won two of their last three. Edmonton ended John Gibson's shutout bid with 6:51 left in the game on Sam Gagner's goal. Gibson finished with 30 saves while sending the Oilers to their second loss in a row. Shortly after Jakob Silfverberg rang a shot off the post, Oilers goalie Mikko Koskinen got a piece of Perry's shot with his glove, only to see it trickle behind him into the net to give the Ducks a 1-0 lead with 4:43 remaining in the opening period. Free Sports Betting Picks. The Ducks took a two-goal lead 1:21 into the second period when Silfverberg kept the puck in at the line and sent it to Rakell, who scored on a one-timer. Rakell made it 3-0 at the 8:48 mark when he backhanded in a rebound for his second goal of the night and his sixth in the past five games. Rakell completed the natural hat trick with 4:47 left to play in the second. Anthony Stolarz replaced Koskinen in net after that goal. Anaheim added to its lead 1:29 into the third when Shore scored on a blast off of a faceoff. Ducks defenseman Jake Dotchin was ejected early in the game once it was discovered he had officially been listed as a scratch. NOTES: It was the fourth and final meeting between the teams, with Edmonton winning the season series 2-1-1. Seven of the teams' past eight games had been decided by one goal, including five which went to overtime. ... Sports Handicapping Service Winning Streaks. The Ducks have been hampered by injuries of late, missing the likes of Ondrej Kase (shoulder), Chad Joh nson (head), Brendan Guhle (upper body), Ryan Kesler (hip), Nick Ritchie (upper body), Ryan Getzlaf (upper body), Josh Manson (upper body) and Troy Terry (lower body). UP NEXTDucks: host Calgary on Wednesday night. Oilers: at Las Vegas on Monday night.---More NHL: https://apnews.com/NHL and https://twitter.com/-Sports