Silfverberg’s winner with 19.8-seconds left puts Ducks up 2-0 on Jets

ANAHEIM – If the hockey world wasn’t aware of Jakob Silfverberg, they are now.

With 19.8-seconds remaining, the forward acquired in the Bobby Ryan-to-Ottawa trade, snapped a wrist shot past Ondrej Pavalec to ice the game, 2-1, for the Ducks.

The hard-hitting game was not without its controversies. And they both included Ryan Kesler… not in a good way.

Kesler aided the Jets in scoring their only goal of the game after he shoved Lee Stempniak into the net. As Stempniak was starting to leave the crease, Adam Pardy slipped a wraparound shot into the net.

Everyone in orange and black (and purple, if you include the color of Bruce Boudreau’s face) wanted the goal waived off, but as the official plainly states to Kesler, “You pushed him.” From Stephanie Vail:


If Adam Pardy’s name doesn’t ring a bell, at least on the score sheet, it’s not surprising. This was the first goal he’s scored since January 26, 2011 when he was a memeber of the Calgary Flames. He’s better known as the guy who had his helmet stolen in the stands.

Shortly after the goal, Kesler follows through with an elbow to the head of 6’8” defenseman Tyler Myers. Myers was not injured and Kesler was only given two-minutes for an illegal check to the head. Is supplemental discipline on the play warranted? You be the judge!


The win put the Ducks up 2-0 as the teams travel to Winnipeg for what will be an emotional and electric Game 3.