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Teemu Selanne showed us where all the goals were

Teemu Selanne, Antti Niemi

Anaheim Ducks right wing Teemu Selanne, right, of Finland, celebrates after scoring past San Jose Sharks goalie Antti Niemi, of Finland, during the first period of an NHL hockey game, Monday, Oct. 17, 2011, in San Jose, Calif. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)


It’s funny when we get all impatient waiting for goals from NHL legends still playing in the league. Sometimes when we’re busy hoping they’ll start piling on the goals, they’ll actually pull it off. Such was the case for Teemu Selanne last night against the Sharks as he broke out into the goal column twice in helping the Ducks win in San Jose 3-2.

Selanne’s two goals give him 639 in his career and sits one goal behind Dave Andreychuk for 13th all-time. Selanne also helped prove to us that patience is a virtue. The Ducks got the win thanks to Corey Perry’s laser wrister past Antti Niemi in the third period and Dan Ellis played strong stopping 41 shots and holding off a late rally to get the win.

As always though, we’re Teemu marks here and we get a bit carried away with our fanaticism at times. With all that said, here’s a look at Selanne’s first tally of the year.