Andrew Cogliano could feel the Ducks’ best game of the postseason slipping away from them Sunday. And with it, the team’s season was circling the drain as well.
Three goals in less than 12 minutes of the first period had given the Ducks a big lead and life in a playoff series in which they had lost the first two games at home. But then the Edmonton Oilers responded with three consecutive goals.
So the Ducks dug a little deeper, riding Chris Wagner’s tiebreaking goal in the second period and third-period goals from Jakob Silfverberg and Ryan Kesler to a 6-3 victory.
“You don’t even have a choice,” Cogliano said. “We let the game get away from us and we’re in a 3-0 hole...