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by George Malik on 04/01/14 at 02:15 AM ET
The Anaheim Ducks rallied from a 4-0 deficit to defeat the Winnipeg Jets 5-4 in overtime on Monday night, setting a new franchise record in the process, as noted by the Associated Press...
Once the Anaheim Ducks wiped out a four-goal deficit, all the stress shifted to the visiting Winnipeg Jets.
Stephane Robidas scored 16 seconds into overtime, and the Ducks staged the biggest comeback in team history by rallying from four goals down to beat the Jets 5-4 on Monday night.
"You're down 4-0 and you come back 4-4, now the pressure is on the other team because they gave up the lead," Robidas said. "We just tried to play our game, and I got lucky and it went in."
Andrew Cogliano and Luca Sbisa assisted on Robidas' fifth goal of the season. Anaheim outshot the Jets 25-6 in the third period and outscored them 3-0 to force overtime.
Corey Perry tied it 4-4 with 22.7 seconds remaining in regulation, scoring his 39th goal after Anaheim pulled rookie goalie Frederik Andersen for an extra skater.
"If I'm going to the net and crashing around the blue paint, that's where I'm effective," Perry said. "If I'm not doing that, I'm not playing my game."
The Ducks (49-18-8) established a franchise record for most wins in a season.
"When you always believe you can win, you’re never out of the game," Anaheim coach Bruce Boudreau said. "I think that was what happened tonight. We were so vastly outplayed in the first 35 minutes of the game. But when [Nick] Bonino scored and Freddie [Andersen] made the big save 20 seconds later, we thought if we could get another one, you never know."
Anaheim remained atop of the Pacific Division, three points ahead of the idle San Jose Sharks with a game in hand. The Ducks trail the Western Conference-leading St. Louis Blues by one point.
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