Chris Wagner scored a game-winning response goal in the second period and the Ducks got two from winger Jakob Silfverberg to grab a 6-3 win over the Oilers to set up a pivotal Game 4 on Wednesday night.
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.
The Edmonton Oilers made too many mistakes, especially early in the game, on Sunday night.
Anaheim outshot Edmonton 40-23, including 16 shots in the third period, but Talbot was the difference.
Having lost the first two games at home the Anaheim Ducks must be feeling deja vu, a year ago they found themselves in a similar situation in their 1st round series against the Nashville Predators. Anton Slepyshev got credit.
"I think everybody is behind the Oilers now, I think some of the Flames fans are going to be cheering for Edmonton".
"Getzlaf, I thought, had a big game for us".
"We just didn't get that traffic in front of the net, so that was obviously something we tried to do more of today", Silfverberg said.
The Ducks, who gave up at least one power-play goal in each of their first six postseason games, killed three power plays Sunday. I see both Getzlaf and Kesler stepping up with their team's back against the wall and getting a huge win in Edmonton tonight.
Should the Ducks hold on to this lead, they'll cut Edmonton's series lead to 2-1. Talbot was stellar in Game 2 with 39 saves but the visitors got to him early, scoring on two of their first three shots.
"Just chalk it up to a bad game", McDavid said. It's nearly like that San Jose game. I think we've been playing pretty well in terms of creating offensive chances. "And like I tell him all the time, goalies are supposed to stop the puck". Louis and Edmonton-Anaheim is on Friday night. "That's something we can keep improving on", said centre Ryan Nugent-Hopkins. Patrick Maroon scored toward the end of the opening frame, and the Oilers went into the dressing room down by two.
But we're seeing a different Rinne in this series: He has already allowed double his first-round total through Games 1 and 2 of the second round, for a save percentage of.880.
Anaheim gradually turned the period in its favor, but couldn't score. Either the Caps respond or they are in danger of a quick exit.
Honda Center fell silent when Jordan Eberle's puck toward the net hit Maroon's skate and arched over Gibson for the power forward's second goal of the playoffs. Otherwise, he was on the ice for three Ducks' goals at even strength. The Ducks admittedly were being sucked into the vortex of cheers from the home crowd, until Wagner, who played just nine minutes, got one.
Game three: Capitals at Penguins - Capitals coach Barry Trotz yanked goalie Braden Holtby in game two's blowout loss after the reigning Vezina Trophy victor surrendered his sixth goal of the series (he has faced just 35 shots).
Talbot's focus is on finishing off the Ducks.
Defenseman Kevin Bieksa sustained a lower-body injury in the second period of Game 1 and did not return.
NOTES: Edmonton F Drake Caggiula played just one shift after the first period, apparently due to an injury....