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Selanne sets Olympic scoring record

Saturday, 02.20.2010 / 1:20 AM / All-Access Vancouver


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Selanne sets Olympic scoring record
Teemu Selanne set the all-time Olympic scoring record Friday night in Vancouver by assisting on Kimmo Timonen’s second goal of the game as Finland jumped out to a 3-0 lead over Germany.

Selanne drew the secondary assist on Timonen’s goal with 3:57 remaining in the second period. It was his 37th point in Olympic competition (20 goals, 17 assists), spanning five separate Winter Games beginning in 1992.

"I'm not a big numbers guy, especially when I'm still playing, but maybe one day I'll look back," Selanne said in a TV interview after the game. "I've obviously played a long time and played with great players who helped make this possible. It's a nice honor."

Selanne had been tied with Valeri Kharlamov of Russia, Vlastimil Bubnik of the former Czechoslovakia and Harry Watson of Canada.