There was no scoring in the first, but Crosby scored twice in the first 64 seconds of the second period, only to have one of the goals answered by Ovechkin to make it a 2-1 game going to the third.
Teams which have won the first two games of a series on the road have compiled a 69-18 record all-time among National Hockey League best-of-seven series, and when leading a best-of-seven series two games to none the Oilers have a series record of 14-0. "We just have to keep that in mind and put as much as we can to them". Alexander Steen scored for the Blues, who lost for the first time on the road this postseason.
The Oilers now head home to Edmonton for the next two games with a 2-0 lead in the best-of-seven series.
"I felt good off the start", Talbot said.
"We can't really stress over what happened last game or what happened in Game 2", said Oilers winger Patrick Maroon.
"They are very disappointed that the team couldn't at least win one game, especially down at the Honda Centre", Regehr said. "We are still in a really good situation, still up 2-1".
Drake Caggiula left the game early in the second period and didn't return.
The Ducks scored six goals after only putting up one in Game 2.
Although the Ducks dominated long stretches of play in both contests, Talbot stopped 72 of 76 shots in the first two games in Anaheim. "This is a good time to do that in Game 4".
After two relatively high-scoring games on Wednesday, Thursday's series opener between the Senators and Rangers was a goalie showdown. I see both Getzlaf and Kesler stepping up with their team's back against the wall and getting a huge win in Edmonton tonight. Edmonton extended its lead to 2-0 on Maroon's power-play goal, his second of the playoffs, at 6:41 of the second period.
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The Anaheim Ducks need a victory here to have any realistic chance of winning this series after already trailing 0-2. Talbot played in 73 regular-season games, tied with Washington's Braden Holtby in 2014-15 for the busiest workload by a goalie over the last five years. Perhaps that's why the Ducks' second straight loss at home barely caused a flicker of apparent concern in their calm dressing room.
"The thing that we're doing properly is we're responding to adversity".
"We're learning lessons as we go, we've talked a lot about that", said McLellan.
It was an inspiring scene that let the Ducks know before the puck even dropped that if they wanted this game they would have to get through some of the most passionate fans in sports. The big forward deflected a shot by Jordan Eberle past John Gibson with 13:19 left in the second period.
Anaheim gradually turned the period in its favor, but couldn't score.
Patrick Maroon extended the Oilers lead with a power play goal 6:41 into the second.
Getzlaf beat Talbot with a wrist shot from the hashmarks with 8:09 remaining in the first.
Game 3: Capitals at Penguins, 7:30 p.m. ET (Penguins lead series 2-0) - Capitals coach Barry Trotz yanked goalie Braden Holtby in Game 2's blowout loss after the reigning Vezina Trophy victor surrendered his sixth goal of the series (he's faced just 35 shots).
Lucic signed a massive contract with the Oilers two years ago in part due to his toughness and ability to protect star players.