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Teemu Selanne crosses out his No. 8 on Ducks' playoff win countdown

Anaheim calls on franchise legend to 'Paint It Orange'

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The Anaheim Ducks are more than halfway to the Stanley Cup, and that called for a visit from No. 8.

Teemu Selanne helped Anaheim celebrate its 5-3 win against the Nashville Predators in Game 2 of the Western Conference Final by crossing out his No. 8 at Honda Center, serving as the latest former Ducks great to help count down Anaheim's wins in the Stanley Cup Playoffs.

Tweet from @AnaheimDucks: ��� out the eight in our playoff wins countdown! Who better to #PaintItOrange than @TeemuSel8nne! #LetsGoDucks pic.twitter.com/QuiCIoKdem

The Ducks added the wins countdown, where former players paint an orange X through each number after Anaheim's playoff wins, to their #PaintItOrange campaign this spring. A number of Selanne's ex-teammates have participated, including the family of the late Ducks defenseman Ruslan Salei and former Ducks captain Paul Kariya. 

Selanne, known as The Finnish Flash, played 15 seasons in two tenures with the Ducks. He is their all-time leader in goals (457), games (966) and points (988), and his No. 8 is the only retired jersey number in franchise history. He retired as a member of the Ducks in 2014 but is still a vocal supporter of them on social media.

Tweet from @TeemuSel8nne: 7 more boys....you can do this�� https://t.co/CV1XcbhgJY

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