Anaheim's Teemu Selanne scored in the first period of the Ducks' game against Minnesota on Friday night, moving him past Hall of Famer Luc Robitaille into 11th place on the all-time goals list.
The 42-year-old took the puck on the right wing, swung to the backhand and flipped it past goaltender Darcy Kuemper. It was his sixth goal of the season and the 669th of his NHL career, breaking a tie with Robitaille.
That's a really tough thing to play through; when you finally are thrown out there, the game is fast, intense, every single play matters, you've got to find a way to play through that and make smart plays. So it's a huge testament to [Vermette] and some other individuals in our locker room that are putting their own ego, their own wants and needs aside, and are ready for those opportunities when they do come.
— Blackhawks captain Jonathan Toews on teammate Antoine Vermette, who returned from being a healthy scratch in Game 3 to score the double-overtime winner in Game 4