Teemu Selanne skates well against a lot of teams. When he faces the San Jose Sharks, the Finnish Flash seems invincible.
Selanne scored a pair of first-period goals and the Anaheim Ducks held off San Jose 3-2 on Monday night in their best start since their Stanley Cup-winning season five years ago.
''The first goal is always the most important one,'' said Selanne, held to just one assist in his first four games. ''You want to try to get the goals coming. This is not an easy building in which to play, so it was good to get a few goals.''
Selanne has 95 points in 80 games against the Sharks. He has scored 639 goals overall, one fewer than Dave Andreychuk for 13th place on the NHL career list.
Corey Perry, last season's NHL MVP, scored for the second straight day as the Ducks won their fourth straight. In his first start of the season, Dan Ellis made 41 saves. Anaheim has won three times in four days, including a 1-0 victory over the Sharks on Friday.
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