Teemu Selanne Ends Drought in Ducks Win!
The Anaheim Ducks defeated the Edmonton Oilers 3-2 on Sunday night at the Honda Center. The win improved the Ducks to 23-7-5 on the season and extended their Pacific Division lead to three points over the Los Angeles Kings.
BUT.....that is not the real story...
The real story developed the moment Teemu Selanne scored just his fourth goal of the season in the second period, ending a 19 game goalless streak. The 19 game dry spell equaled a career long for Teemu.
The play that ended one of the longest goal scoring droughts in Selanne's career was started by a great Matt Beleskey steal inside the attacking zone. He turned and fed the puck to Mathieu Perreault behind the Edmonton net. Selanne went to the front and Perreault found him alone for the goal.
It was a great moment for Selanne and you could tell he was relieved to have that giant gorilla off his back. Prior to the game Selanne had received a text from former Duck and good buddy ,Paul Kariya. The text simply read "GO TO THE NET.
" Selanne took his old pals advice and it worked.
I think I may be just as relieved as Selanne. Now I can go back to focusing on more important things - like wins and points and other fun stuff.
Oh, and I can finally put the 'Finished Flash'
nickname to rest - at least for now.
I'm off to work!
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