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Ducks defeat Red Wings 5-4 on Francois Beauchemin's overtime goal @NHLdotcom

ANAHEIM, Calif. - Francois Beauchemin batted in a rebound 1:39 into overtime, Teemu Selanne scored three goals for his 21st NHL hat trick and Ryan Getzlaf had five assists to lead the Anaheim Ducks to a 5-4 victory over the Detroit Red Wings on Wednesday night in a matchup of the past two Stanley Cup champions.

Brian Sutherby gave the Ducks a 4-3 lead with 7:04 left in the third period. The Red Wings pulled even with 1:23 remaining when Dan Cleary beat Beauchemin to a dump-in and fed a pass to Henrik Zetterberg for his second goal of the game and seventh this season.

Getzlaf set up the winner by stickhandling around Brian Rafalski and skating in on goalie Chris Osgood, who attempted a poke-check that sent the puck fluttering into the air. Beauchemin swatted at it, but it went in. The Ducks waited out a video replay before they could celebrate.

The loss was the first in six road games for the reigning champion Red Wings (7-2-1). Pavel Datsyuk also scored two goals for Detroit.

Eight of Detroit's 10 games have been decided by one goal. The other two were decided by two-goal margins, with the Red Wings scoring an empty-net goal in the final minute.

Selanne's first two goals came during 5-on-3 advantages. The third tied it 3-3 just 25 seconds after Detroit's Tomas Kopecky interference penalty.

Chris Pronger got the puck in the high slot from Getzlaf, faked a slap shot and found Selanne in the left circle for a one-timer that beat Osgood. Selanne, whose three goals doubled his season total, tied the franchise record for power-play goals in a game that former linemate Paul Kariya set on March 29, 2001, at San Jose.

Each of Detroit's first three goals came on redirections against frustrated Jean-Sebastien Giguere, who slammed his stick on the ice after Zetterberg got his stick on Jiri Hudler's centring pass. The puck skidded past the goalie's left skate at 16:14 of the second period for a 3-1 Detroit lead.

But Selanne triggered Anaheim's comeback with 51 seconds left in the second period. Selanne's intended centring pass for Scott Niedermayer in front of the crease caromed off the right skate of defenceman Andreas Lilja and past Osgood, cutting the Ducks' deficit to 3-2.

Selanne's hat trick was his 12th with Anaheim. His 558 career goals moved him past Johnny Bucyk into 21st place on the NHL career list.

The teams were skating 4-on-4 with the score 1-all, when a goal by Pronger was waved off by an interference penalty against Selanne at 18:18 of the first.

Notes: The Red Wings were ranked fourth on Forbes' annual list of the NHL's most valuable franchises, released Wednesday. Mike Ilitch's club is worth US$303 million, trailing the Toronto Maple Leafs ($448 million), New York Rangers ($411 million), and Montreal Canadiens ($334 million). All four teams are among the league's Original Six. ... The Red Wings have scored at least one power-play goal in eight straight games and are 14-for-44 overall. ... Niedermayer set the Ducks' career record for assists by a defenceman with 127, earning two Wednesday.

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