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Some Notes About the Ducks

by Staff Writer / Anaheim Ducks
- The Ducks have won three straight games overall and have gone 5-1-1 in their last seven contests at home, earning 11 of a possible 14 points. By comparison, in 2009-10, the Ducks went 2-5-0 through their first seven home games, earning four out of a possible 14 points.

- Sunday night's game-winning goal by defenseman Paul Mara with 1.7 seconds left vs. Nashville  was the latest game-winning goal in regulation (non-overtime games) in club history. It bests the previous mark held since the 1994-95 season when Anaheim’s Shaun Van Allen scored the game-winner with five seconds remaining (19:55) in a 2-1 victory over Calgary at Honda Center on Apr. 24, 1995.

- Saku Koivu's second goal Sunday night was his 700th career NHL point. Koivu is just the fourth Finnish player and 33rd European to record 700 career NHL point. He joined fellow countrymen Jari Kurri (601-797=1,398), Teemu Selanne (613-664=1,277) and Tomas Sandstrom (394-462=858) in reaching the 700-point milestone. Coincidentally, all of those players were members of the Ducks at some point in their career, although only Selanne recorded his 700th point while wearing an Anaheim uniform. (an assist on Feb. 16, 2000 vs. Calgary).

- Selanne is the first NHL player age 40 or older to record seven goals in his team’s first 15 games of a season since 2003-04. At 42, Mark Messier was the last player 40 or older to score seven goals in the first 15 games with the New York Rangers in 2003-04. Selanne and Ryan Getzlaf are now T-5th in the NHL in scoring (17 points).

- The Ducks are only one of four NHL teams to have players selected in the first round of both the 2009 and 2010 NHL Entry Drafts on their current NHL rosters. With right wing Kyle Palmieri (26th overall, 2009) and defenseman Cam Fowler (12th overall, 2010), the Ducks are joined by Boston (Jordan Caron – 25th overall, 2009; Tyler Seguin – second overall, 2010), Edmonton (Magnus Paajarvi-Svensson – 10th overall, 2009; Taylor Hall - first overall, 2010), and Atlanta (Evander Kane - fourth overall, 2009; Alexander Burmistrov - eighth overall, 2010).

- Defenseman Lubomir Visnovsky currently ranks tied for second in NHL scoring among league defensemen. His 2-11=13 points this season is just one point shy of the club record for points by a defenseman through 15 games. Scott Niedermayer and Chris Pronger both had 14 points through 15 games in 2006-07, the most ever by a Ducks defenseman through 15 games.

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