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Ducks Weekly Notes

by Staff Writer / Anaheim Ducks
SELANNE LOOKS TO BREAK TEAM SCORING RECORD IN HOME DEBUT VS. DALLAS THIS FRIDAY: Right wing Teemu Selanne makes his first appearance at Honda Center since Game Five of the 2007 Stanley Cup Final this Friday against the Dallas Stars, needing only one point surpass Paul Kariya for the all-time club scoring record, which currently stands at 669 points…Friday’s game is a matchup of the two hottest teams in the NHL…the Ducks have gone 5-0-0 since the return of Selanne and face a Dallas team that has won seven consecutive games, tying their franchise high…these two teams currently have the longest active winning streaks in the league…Anaheim has fared well recently at Honda Center against Dallas…since the start of the 2006-07 season, the Ducks have posted a 4-1-1 home record vs. the Stars…Friday’s game kicks off a season-high seven-game homestand, which was preceded by a franchise-record eight-game road trip for Anaheim…in addition to facing the Stars, the Ducks will also host Calgary (Feb. 17 & Feb. 29), Colorado (Feb. 20), St. Louis (Feb. 22), Chicago (Feb. 24) and Ottawa (Mar. 3) as part of the homestand.

WELCOME BACK, TEEMU: The Ducks signed right wing Teemu Selanne to a one-year contract on Jan. 28, securing Anaheim's all-time leading goal scorer for the remainder of the 2007-08 season...Selanne has appeared in five games with the Ducks this season, scoring 1-2=3 points…he has played in 561 regular season games as a member of the Ducks all-time, scoring 314-355=669 points...he is the club’s all-time leader in goals, plus/minus (+112), power play goals (110), power play points (267), game-winning goals (52), and overtime goals (5)...he is currently one point shy of becoming the all-time club scoring leader.

FIRST IMPRESSIONS: The Ducks have gone 5-0-0 since the return of right wing Teemu Selanne on Feb. 5 against the New York Islanders at Nassau Coliseum...the Ducks also had similar success when they welcomed the return of defenseman Scott Niedermayer and arrival of center Doug Weight...below is a comparative look at Anaheim's performance following the respective additions of Selanne and Niedermayer and Weight:
First Five Games with Selanne                         First Five Games with S. Niedermayer/Weight
Feb. 5     @ NYI    W, 3-0    1-0-0, 2 points       Dec. 16   vs. SJ      L, 1-2 SO    0-2-1, 1 point
Feb. 7     @ NYR   W, 4-0    2-0-0, 4 points       Dec. 18   @ SJ       W 2-0         1-0-1, 3 points
Feb. 8     @ NJ      W, 2-1    3-0-0, 6 points       Dec. 19   vs. COL  W, 2-1 OT  2-0-1, 5 points
Feb. 10   @ DET   W, 3-2    4-0-0, 8 points       Dec. 22   @ SJ       W, 5-2        3-0-1, 7 points
Feb. 12   @ COL   W, 2-1    5-0-0, 10 points     Dec. 27   @ EDM  W, 2-1        4-0-1, 9 points

Ducks right wing Teemu Selanne tied Stan Mikita for 26th place on the all-time goals list with his 541st NHL career goal last night in Colorado...among active NHL goal scorers, Selanne ranks fifth, five goals behind Mats Sundin for fourth place...below is a look at both Nos. 23-28 on the NHL's all-time goal scoring list and the active NHL leaders:
ALL-TIME  LEADERS                       ACTIVE LEADERS
        Player                        Goals                  Player                            Goals
23.   Michel Goulet          548             1.     Brendan Shanahan    644
24.   Mats Sundin            546             2.     Jaromir Jagr                 636
25.   Maurice Richard     544             3.     Joe Sakic                      617
26.   Teemu Selanne     541             4.     Mats Sundin                 546
        Stan Mikita               541             5.     Teemu Selanne           541
28.   Frank Mahovlich    533              6.     Mike Modano                523

WINNING AT HONDA CENTER: Including a 15-7-4 record this year (excluding Sept. 30 "home" game in London, England), the Anaheim Ducks are 61-18-16 in their last 95 regular season games at Honda Center dating back to Nov. 25, 2006...the Ducks have a .671 winning percentage (104-40-37, 243 pts.) over the last 181 home games, earning at least one point in 141 of those 181 contests (19-6-8 in the last 33 home games of 2002-03 season and 19-11-11 in 2003-04)...Anaheim finished the 2006-07 regular season with a home record of 26-6-9, tying the club record for home wins in a season (26-10-5 in 2005-2006)...the Ducks also went 10-2 at home in the 2007 Stanley Cup playoffs, clinching all four series wins at Honda Center.

The Ducks look to record their 61st consecutive sellout at Honda Center when they take on the Dallas Stars on Friday…the 60 current sellouts, a franchise record, include 48 regular season and 12 playoff games...last August, the Ducks capped season ticket sales at 15,000 and started a waiting list for future orders...the Ducks currently have the third-longest active regular-season sellout streak among U.S.-based NHL teams...Minnesota leads the way with 274 consecutive regular season is the New York Rangers with 105...Anaheim is third with 48, the longest active streak of any U.S. team on the west coast and just three shy of matching the franchise record (Dec. 22, 1993-Oct. 20, 1995)...Pittsburgh ranks fourth with 42 straight regular season sellouts...among Canadian teams, Vancouver leads with 202 consecutive regular season sellouts and is followed by Toronto (184), Calgary (155), Montreal (127), Edmonton (103) and Ottawa (25).

Center Ryan Getzlaf and right wing Corey Perry, Anaheim's top two scorers, rank among the NHL's leading scorers aged 22 and younger this season...currently Getzlaf and Perry rank tied for fourth and seventh on the list, addition Anaheim's tandem of Getzlaf and Perry, along with Pittsburgh's Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin are the only two teams in the NHL with two 19+ goal scorers aged 22 and younger.

Ryan Getzlaf                         100th NHL point, Oct. 6 @ PIT
Chris Pronger                     400th NHL assist, Oct. 15 vs. DET
Todd Marchant                     900th NHL game, Oct. 23 @ STL
George Parros                     100th NHL game, Oct. 25 vs. PHX
Brad May                              900th NHL game, Nov. 15 @ LA
Randy Carlyle                      100th NHL win, Nov. 15 @ L6
Chris Kunitz                        200th NHL game, Dec. 5 vs. BUF
Chris Pronger                     900th NHL game, Dec. 10 @ CBJ
Randy Carlyle                      200th NHL game, Dec. 18 @ SJ
Corey Perry                         100th NHL point, Dec. 29 @ CGY
Doug Weight                        1,100th NHL game, Dec. 30 @ VAN
Doug Weight                        700th NHL assist, Jan. 9 vs. TOR
Rob Niedermayer                900th NHL game, Jan. 18 @ MIN
Sean O'Donnell                   900th NHL game, Jan. 18 @ MIN
Francois Beauchemin        200th NHL game, Feb. 2 @ PHI
Randy Carlyle                      121st NHL win, Feb. 8 @ NJ (becoming ANA's most-winningest head coach)
Rob Niedermayer                400th NHL point, Feb. 10 @ DET
Ryan Getzlaf                         100th NHL assist, Feb. 12 @ COL

Teemu Selanne                    1 point to 670 points with Anaheim, for the franchise all-time lead
Corey Perry                         1 game to 200 career NHL appearances
Ryan Getzlaf                         2 games to 200 career NHL appearances
Teemu Selanne                    3 assists to 600 career NHL assists
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