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Selanne scores 600th NHL goal

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ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) -Teemu Selanne became the 18th player in NHL history to score 600 goals, reaching the milestone Sunday night in the Anaheim Ducks' game against the Colorado Avalanche.

The only other European-born players in the 600-goal club are Finnish countryman Jari Kurri (601) and the Czech Republic's Jaromir Jagr (646). The 39-year-old Selanne is the fourth player to reach the milestone in the last four seasons, along with Jagr, Brendan Shanahan, and Joe Sakic.

Selanne connected 34 seconds into the second period on his fifth shot of the game, scoring into a wide-open net during a power play with goalie Craig Anderson out of position after a furious scramble in front of the crease. Anderson became the 133rd goalie that Selanne has scored against in the regular season. His first NHL goal came against San Jose's Jeff Hackett on Oct. 8, 1992.

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