It was almost a night for the record books in Anaheim.
The Ducks, who battled back from a 4-1 deficit, scored three goals in the third period to force overtime before falling to Detroit, 5-4, in the extra session.
With just 38 seconds left in the third period, Ducks defenseman Sheldon Souray was called for slashing.
While Anaheim survived the rest of the period, Gustav Nyquist spoiled the Ducks' comeback with his first-ever overtime playoff goal just as Souray was about to leave the penalty box.
"I didn't really see anything," Souray said of the final penalty. "It was a tough call. Tough way to end it. We battled back hard. We didn't start the game and periods as hard as they did, and they capitalized on that."
At the end of the game you can usually get away with murder, said captain Ryan Getzlaf. For a retaliation call its tough to swallow.
The Ducks will need to improve on their start to each period if they wants to push forward in the series. Anaheim gave up goals in the...