Perry scored past the sprawled goalie Cam Talbot to clinch Anaheim’s third straight win — and the first home victory for either team in the series. Game 6 is set for Sunday in Edmonton.
Perry, a former most valuable player, finished with a goal and two assists, posting another solid playoff game following an unimpressive regular season. Gibson made 35 saves, leaving the Ducks one win away from their second trip to the Western Conference finals in three seasons.
“That’s will,” said Getzlaf, who has 15 points in the postseason. “We willed it through, and did whatever we had to do. We scratched and clawed at the end and found a way to get ourselves back in that game and give ourselves an opportunity.”
Leon Draisaitl, Connor McDavid and Drake Caggiula scored during a dominant second period by the Oilers, but they coughed up a big late lead despite solid play by Talbot, who stopped 60 shots.
Getzlaf and Cam Fowler scored late in regulation before Rakell got the equalizer. Anaheim became the first team in Stanley Cup playoff history to force overtime or win a playoff game after trailing by three goals with less than four minutes left in regulation, according to the Elias Sports Bureau.
The Oilers had several scoring chances in overtime, but were unable to convert.
After a disastrous start to the series in Anaheim, the Ducks returned home with confidence and two gritty road wins, including an overtime victory in Game 4.
After a scoreless first period in Game 5, Draisaitl put the Oilers ahead 15 seconds into the second when his shot was kicked into the net by Gibson. The Ducks then…