Gaudreau was able to redeem himself after having a goal disallowed minutes prior to his game-tying tally. Backlund's goal came at 4:24 of overtime after the Ducks pulled their goalie for the penalty. Joe Colborne and Brandon Bollig also scored for Calgary, while Sam Bennett had a goal disallowed at 13:38 of the third period. Colborne tied the game at two with his first goal of the postseason.
Patrick Maroon, Corey Perry, and Matt Beleskey scored for Anaheim, who suffered their first loss of this postseason. Ryan Getzlaf contributed 2 assists and Frederik Anderson recorded 17 saves. Getzlaf assisted Perry's and Maroon's goal. Beleskey's goal was his third goal in as many games in the series.
The Flames remained unbeaten at home in this year's playoffs. Karri Ramo had 18 saves and Gaudreau netted the Flames' first power play goal of the series with his game-tying mark, this after Calgary went 0-for-11 on the man advantage. They also scored first for the first time this series when Bollig found the back of the net 2:07 into the game.
Game 4 of this series will take place in Calgary on Friday night.