Just when it looked like we were headed for a Game 7, the Anaheim Ducks put those plans on hold with a two-goal comeback in the final two minutes on Sunday, capped off by Devante Smith-Pelly's tally in a mad scramble.
As has become the norm in these playoffs, Bruce Boudreau elected to pull Jonas Hiller from his net after Alex Chiasson and Andrew Cogliano picked up matching roughing minors with 2:21 to go. With the extra skater the Ducks had a 5-on-4 advantage with their skaters.
The Ducks once again pulled Hiller and the Ducks just started throwing the puck on net and crashing. In the second such sequence in the final minute, all hell broke loose in the Stars crease. Lehtonen's stick went flying and he just went prone while it seemed nobody knew where the puck was. Except for Smith-Pelly.
Waiting on the side of the net, he saw the free puck, pulled it back and put it over Lehtonen and in the net. Tie. Game.
It was Smith-Pelly's second goal of the game but this was certainly the biggest not only of the night but of his thus-far short career.
Amazingly, this is almost par for the course this first round, an awesome comeback to extend a crazy-good game. The Stanley Cup playoffs are called the best in sports for a reason.