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PERRY (AGAIN) COMES THROUGH IN OVERTIME AS DUCKS EVEN SERIES
Anaheim surrendered a 2-0 lead in the final 6:27 of regulation – including a game-tying goal with 34.5 seconds remaining in the third period – before Corey Perry scored his third overtime goal of the 2017 Stanley Cup Playoffs as the Ducks evened the Western Conference Final at 2-2. Perry matched the NHL record for most overtime goals in a single postseason, a mark set by Mel Hill in 1939 (w/ BOS) and matched by Maurice Richard in 1951 (w/ MTL).
 

 

 
* With four career playoff overtime goals, Perry trails only Joe Sakic (8), Richard (6), Glenn Anderson (5) and Patrick Kane (5) for the most in NHL history. Perry tallied his eighth career game-winning goal in the playoffs (all w/ ANA), tying Teemu Selanne for the most in franchise history.
 
* The Ducks improved to 4-1 in overtime games in the 2017 Stanley Cup Playoffs, including a 3-0 clip on the road.
 
* The Ducks snapped the Predators’ playoff home win streak at 10 games. Anaheim became the first road team to win a playoff game at Bridgestone Arena since their 4-1 victory in Game 4 of the 2016 First Round.
 
* When teams are tied 2-2 in a best-of-seven series in the Stanley Cup Playoffs, the winner of Game 5 holds an all-time series record of 198-54, including a 5-0 mark this postseason.
 

TRENDING: OVERTIME GAMES AND ONE-GOAL MARGINS
Anaheim’s victory continued the trend of overtime games and one-goal margins that have highlighted the 2017 Stanley Cup Playoffs:
 
* Game 4 of the Western Conference Final marked the 26th overtime game of the 2017 Stanley Cup Playoffs (75 GP), two shy of tying the NHL record for most in a single playoff year (28 in 85 GP in 1993).
 
* The 47 one-goal games this postseason (75 GP, 62.7%) are four shy of the NHL record for most such contests in a single playoff year (51 in 81 GP in 2007).
 
“ALL ACCESS: QUEST FOR THE STANLEY CUP” RETURNS TONIGHT
SHOWTIME Sports will reprise its unprecedented behind-the-scenes documentary series with a second season of ALL ACCESS: Quest For The Stanley Cup. The series, which provides intimate access to the 2017 Stanley Cup Playoffs, will premiere tonight at 7 p.m. ET/PT on SHOWTIME with subsequent weekly episodes premiering Fridays at 8 p.m. ET/PT throughout the postseason.
 
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NHL UNVEILS TOP 20 GREATEST NHL TEAMS AS FAN VOTING CONTINUES
Following two rounds of voting, the NHL unveiled the Top 20 teams remaining in the Greatest NHL Teams. An interactive digital and mobile program that is part of the League’s Centennial celebration, the Greatest NHL Teams featured all of the NHL’s 96 Stanley Cup winners since the League’s inaugural season in 1917-18 competing head-to-head, with fans determining the NHL’s Greatest Stanley Cup Championship Team of all-time.
 
Twenty teams remain from the original list, with the third and final round of voting at NHL.com/GreatestTeams. Voting officially closes on Thursday, May 25, and the Top 10 will be announced during the 2017 Stanley Cup Final, with the Greatest NHL Team unveiled during Game 4 of the 2017 Stanley Cup Final.

Click here for more information.
 
LOOSE PUCKS 
Predators forward Filip Forsberg (1-0—1) has scored in each of the first four games of the Western Conference Final; Elias notes that the only other player in the past 25 years to score in each of the first four games of a Conference Final was Dustin Byfuglien in 2010 vs. SJS (w/ CHI). With seven goals in the 2017 Stanley Cup Playoffs, Forsberg matched the franchise record for most in a single postseason, a mark set by Joel Ward in 2011 . . . The Ducks outshot the Predators 14-2 in the opening frame to establish a franchise record for fewest shots against in a playoff period . . . Ducks defenseman Cam Fowler collected his 27th career playoff assist (all w/ ANA) to pass Scott Niedermayer (26) for second on the franchise’s all-time list among blueliners, two behind Francois Beauchemin (29) . . . REMINDER: Today is the deadline for media credential applications for the 2017 Stanley Cup Final, 2017 NHL Awards & NHL Expansion Draft, and 2017 NHL Draft. Click here to apply for event credentials . . . NHL LiveWireClick here to listen to the sights and sounds from Game 3 of the Western Conference Final . . . Singer Kelly Clarkson sang “The Star-Spangled Banner” and rock band Kings of Leon rallied the crowd at Bridgestone Arena prior to Game 4.
 

 


SNEAK PEEK AT FRIDAY’S ACTION
All Times Eastern
Pittsburgh @ Ottawa, OTT leads 2-1, 8 p.m., CBC, TVAS, NBCSN

the above information was provided by the NHL PR department

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