Teemu Selanne Just Keeps on Scoring

With every goal Teemu Selanne scores it seems like he’s passing another hall of famer which is exactly what he did on Tuesday night against the Dallas Stars. This popular Anaheim Ducks veteran forward showed that at 40 years-old he still has the soft hands as he scored on a third period power play which moved him past hockey legend Bobby Hull and into 15th place among the all time scoring leaders. “I’ve met (Hull) many times, and I never imagined I’d score more goals than him,” Selanne who now has 611 career goals said. “When I read my name in the same story with Bobby Hull or somebody else, it’s a big compliment. I’m thankful for all these years.” The next person on the list for Selanne is former Colorado Avalanche captain Joe Sakic who scored 625 career goals. The important thing for Selanne and his Ducks was that his goal didn’t go to waste as they pulled out a 5-2 victory against a Stars team who has been hot since the season started. Leading the Ducks besides for Selanne was young Bobby Ryan who scored two goals. Other Anaheim goal scorers were Corey Perry and fighter George Parros. Another Anaheim star on this night was goalie Jonas Hiller who made 35 saves for the Ducks who go home after going 2-2 on their just completed road trip. Dallas who scored 22 goals in their first six games has seen the offence dry up lately as they have only scored two goals in their past two games. Penalty killing is something else that the Stars have been struggling with this season.
“The game came down to special teams,” Stars captain Brenden Morrow said. “They had two goals right when penalties expired. We’ve been on the short end of the special teams battle too many times this year. Those are tought to take.” Meanwhile scoring for the Stars were Loui Eriksson and Brian Sutherby.


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