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Teemu time: Selanne enjoys return to post-season, leads Ducks into Game 2 vs. Detroit

Wednesday, 05.01.2013 / 6:25 PM / News

The Canadian Press

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Teemu time: Selanne enjoys return to post-season, leads Ducks into Game 2 vs. Detroit

ANAHEIM, Calif. - Teemu Selanne figures he has scored a "couple hundred" goals from the left faceoff circle in his 20-year NHL career.

His most recent score from that sweet spot put the Anaheim Ducks on top of the Detroit Red Wings, who got another reminder of the Finnish Flash's playoff potency.

The 42-year-old Selanne scored the winner in the clubs' first-round series opener, erasing a slow finish to the regular season with yet another key goal.

While Selanne was grateful for the goal, he gave much of the credit for the second-seeded Ducks' victory to the line centred by fellow Finn Saku Koivu that shut down Detroit's top line led by captain Henrik Zetterberg.

The Red Wings realize they've got to raise their game to compete with the Ducks in Game 2 on Thursday night.

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I first met him when I was 19 years old and he coached me for 13 consecutive years. I don't know how many athletes who have had that pleasure. Al Arbour was a man that left us not only feeling like champions, but left us with a lot of great memories that we can carry on through life.

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