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Daily Primer Oct. 6: Selanne's last visit to Winnipeg

Sunday, 10.06.2013 / 1:08 AM / NHL Insider

By Brian Compton - Deputy Managing Editor

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Daily Primer Oct. 6: Selanne's last visit to Winnipeg
Teemu Selanne's last visit to Winnipeg highlights Sunday's NHL action.

The first Sunday of the new season brings three games, with Teemu Selanne making the last visit of his career to Winnipeg and the Calgary Flames playing their first home game of the season.

Selanne sat out the Anaheim Ducks' 4-3 road win against the Minnesota Wild, but he's scheduled to be in the lineup for their game against the Winnipeg Jets at MTS Centre. Selanne, now 43, has said he plans to retire, meaning this will be his final visit to the city where he began his NHL career more than two decades ago by scoring 76 goals as a rookie.

Calgary (1-0-1) returns to Scotiabank Saddledome after earning points in its first two games. The Flames opened the season with a 5-4 shootout loss against the Washington Capitals on Thursday before earning a 4-3 win against the Columbus Blue Jackets on Friday night.

Here's a quick look at Sunday's action:

Philadelphia Flyers at Carolina Hurricanes - The Flyers are still seeking their first win after suffering a 4-1 loss to the Montreal Canadiens at Bell Centre on Saturday night. Ray Emery stopped 30 of 34 shots in his season debut for Philadelphia, but the Flyers have to score more than one goal a night. Carolina will be playing its second game of the season after Friday's 3-2 overtime loss to the Detroit Red Wings at PNC Arena, a game the Hurricanes led 2-0 after two periods.

Anaheim Ducks at Winnipeg Jets - Anaheim won in Minnesota despite giving Selanne the night off when Mathieu Perreault scored with 4.9 seconds remaining in overtime. It was the first goal of the season for Perreault, who was acquired from Washington earlier in the week. Selanne's last visit to Winnipeg is overshadowing the fact that the Jets have won their first two games for the first time since the franchise relocated from Atlanta for the 2011-12 season. One reason for the early success is that they're getting secondary scoring; Devin Setoguchi had two goals in Friday's 5-3 win against the Los Angeles Kings, a game in which the first line produced only one of the five goals.

Vancouver Canucks at Calgary Flames - Vancouver bounced back from a season-opening loss at San Jose by cruising past the Edmonton Oilers on Saturday night in a 6-2 victory at Rogers Arena. It was exactly the type of home opener the Canucks were hoping to have for their fans. Henrik Sedin had three assists and twin brother Daniel Sedin chipped in with a goal and an assist. Calgary comes home after earning three of a possible four points on the road. Forward Jiri Hudler has two goals in two games.

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