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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 ano...
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By Steve Palumbo (@StevePalumboNHL)
Teemu Selanne will not come right and tell us how he is feeling or thinking but recent comments seem to suggest he might by leaning towards returning to the Anaheim Ducks for his 20th NHL season.
“There’s more inside me that wants to play than retire,” the 42-year-old winger told the OC Register. “But it’s got to be 100 percent when...
Last night, Teemu Selanne scored his 66th career goal against the Sharks, in the 6th meeting this season. That’s three sixes. Lordy.
Jonas Hiller described the performance of the Ducks lately:
“Everybody is really motivated and we didn’t want to eliminate ourselves. We are still trying to play good hockey. We don’t want to just give up. That is what we did tonight, and...
His team's final microscopic chance to make the playoffs was vanquished Wednesday night, but Ducks coach Bruce Boudreau plans to put his best lineup on the ice in an attempt to win each of the five remaining games.
The Ducks defeated San Jose 3-1 Wednesday, and they still have two other playoff contenders, Phoenix and Calgary, on their docket. Boudreau feels that he owes it...
The Anaheim Ducks are not lacking in past winners of the Masterton Memorial Trophy. Teemu Selanne, Jason Blake and Saku Koivu have all won the award in the past. The award is presented annually to the NHL player who best exemplifies the qualities of perseverance, sportsmanship and dedication to hockey. There is one nominee per team each year. This year, the Ducks nominee...
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) -- 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...
Some years you dominate a team. Other years they dominate you. This year, it was the Ducks turn to dominate the Sharks. (Just don't mention Nashville to Anaheim.)In the season series of six games between Anaheim and San Jose, the Ducks took five of them, losing only one to their Pacific Division rival. If only they could have played like that against more teams.If only...
As hockey fans most of us have also have love of a particular AWARD WINNING EA Sports Franchise. This year, the boys and girls in charge of the NHL series we all are addicted to have taken a page out of the Madden NFL playbook and are enlisting the fans to elect their cover athlete!
As some of you know, I’m a diehard Blackhawks fan, but seeing as the ‘Hawks can boast the...
The Nashville Predators clinched a postseason berth without even taking the ice on Wednesday.
Nashville (44-25-8) secured its seventh playoff berth in eight seasons after the Anaheim Ducks posted a 3-1 triumph over the San Jose Sharks.
The Predators became the fourth Western Conference team to qualify for the playoffs, joining St. Louis, Vancouver and Detroit.
Teemu Selanne broke...