Originally written on Fox Sports  |  Last updated 3/29/12

GLENDALE, AZ - OCTOBER 31: Teemu Selanne #8 of the Anaheim Ducks walks back to the locker room after warm ups to the NHL game against the Phoenix Coyotes at Jobing.com Arena on October 31, 2009 in Glendale, Arizona. The Coyotes defeated the Ducks 3-2 in an overtime shootout. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
Teemu Selanne scored the tiebreaking goal early in the third period, Jonas Hiller made 28 saves, and the Anaheim Ducks dealt a blow to San Jose's playoff hopes with a 3-1 victory over the Sharks on Wednesday night. Bobby Ryan also scored and Corey Perry scored his 36th goal of the season into an empty net for the Ducks, who were eliminated from playoff contention during their fifth win in six meetings with their California rivals this season. Anaheim also knocked the Sharks out of first place in the Pacific Division as Dallas (89 points) moved ahead of San Jose (88), Los Angeles (88) and Phoenix (87) in a remarkable four-team race for a division title and just three probable playoff spots. Ryane Clowe scored and Antti Niemi stopped 24 shots for the Sharks, who had won three straight. The 41-year-old Selanne scored his 25th goal in yet another remarkable season when he tipped Luca Sbisa's slap shot through traffic. Selanne, who hasn't decided whether to return for another season,...
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