Originally written on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 11/20/14

MONTREAL, QC - JUNE 26: Kyle Palmieri of the Anaheim Ducks poses for a photo 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 Jamie Squire/Getty Images)
ANAHEIM, Calif. -- His work for the night done, the celebration about to begin, Kyle Palmieri could not remember a single meaningful birthday present. He scanned and scanned the deepest recesses of his brain, all for naught. Xbox? Nope. New car? Sorry. Plasma television? Nah. Nothing was bigger than the two gifts he received Friday night. Palmieri celebrated his 22nd birthday in style with two goals as the Anaheim Ducks seized the game in the third period to take a 3-1 win over the visiting Minnesota Wild on Friday night at the Honda Center. Palmieri tied the game midway through the second period then won the game at the 4:21 mark of the third period after delivering a wrist shot past Minnesota goalie Niklas Backstrom off a precision pass from Teemu Selanne, who assisted on all three Anaheim goals. Selanne swung behind the Minnesota goal as Palmieri approached the net on the left side, then found Palmieri's sweet spot for his third goal of the season. "It's incr...
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