Originally written on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 11/14/14

MONTREAL, QC - JUNE 26: Kyle Palmieri of the Anaheim Ducks talks to the media after he was selected #26 overall by the Ducks during the first round of the 2009 NHL Entry Draft at the Bell Centre on June 26, 2009 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. (Photo by Richard Wolowicz/Getty Images)
ANAHEIM, Calif. -- Kyle Palmieri celebrated his 22nd birthday in style and the Anaheim Ducks seized the game in the third quarter with two goals to take a 3-1 win over the visiting Minnesota Wild on Friday night at the Honda Center. As he did all night, Teemu Selanne played a big role. Selanne assisted on all three Anaheim goals, including a pinpoint pass to Palmieri for the game-winning goal at the 4:21 mark of the third period. Selanne swung behind the Minnesota goal as Palmieri approached the net on the left side, then found Palmieri's stick for the wrist shot for his second goal of the evening. Later in the third period, Selanne tried to sneak the puck past Minnesota goalie Niklas Backstrom but failed, as Bobby Ryan snagged the rebound and put it in for the goal. Minnesota got on the board first with Marco Scandella's first goal of the season off an assist from center Matt Cullen midway through the first period. Scandella smoked a wrist shot through the five hole of Anah...
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