Ducks goalie Frederik Andersen reacts after giving up the game-winning goal in overtime to Calgary forward Mikael Backlund.(Derek Leung, Getty Images)
Calgary forward Sean Monahan crashes into the net of Ducks goalie Frederik Andersen during Game 3 of the
The Ducks and Flames mix it up after the whistle during Game 3 of their Western Conference semifinal playoff series.(Derek Leung / Getty Images)
Ducks forward Corey Perry celebrates after scoring against Calgary goalie Karri Ramo in the first period.(Derek Leung / Getty Images)
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Calgary forward Joe Colborne scores on Ducks goalie Frederik Andersen during the second period.(Derek Leung / Getty Images)
Calgary forward Joe Colborne scores a goal in the second period to tie the game at 2-2 during Game 3 of the Western Conference semifinal series between the
Matt Beleskey’s second period goal gave the
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Three keys to the Ducks’ 4-3 overtime loss to the Flames in Calgary in Game 3 of their Western Conference semifinal playoff series Tuesday night at the Scotiabank Saddledome:
1.) Despite getting a break when an apparent tying goal with 6:17 left in the third period was disallowed, the Ducks couldn’t take advantage of their good fortune. Two late penalties led to the indisputable tying goal, by Johnny Gaudreau, and a penalty was pending against the Ducks when Mikael Backlund scored the winner.
2.) The Ducks’ old habit of giving in to emotion hurt them in the third period, when Calgary gained a four-on-three manpower edge and turned it into a five-on-three by pulling goaltender Karri Ramo.
3.) On the plus side for the Ducks was the play of Ryan Getzlaf. He set up Patrick Maroon for the Ducks’ first goal with a nifty pass and knocked T.J. Brodie down along the boards to win the puck and orchestrate the Ducks’ second goal by Corey Perry. Getzlaf recorded his third straight multi-point game against Calgary and fourth in seven playoff games.