Selanne Top Scorer After Ducks' Win

Canadiens scorch crashing Flyers, Wild fend off Predators
By Katherine Thompson,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 18, 2008 4:20 AM CST
Philadelphia Flyers goalie Antero Nittymaki, of Finland, covers up the puck as Montreal Canadiens Alex Kovalev, of Russia, pokes to try and get it loose in the first period of a hockey game Sunday, Feb....   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – Seven games after re-joining the Anaheim Ducks, Teemu Selanne became the franchise's all-time scorer when an assist gave him his 670th point. It also gave the Ducks one of the four second-period goals that would put them ahead of the Flames 4-2, the Los Angeles Times reports. In other icy matchups:

  • Montreal's third straight win leaves it eye-to-eye with Ottawa at the top of the Eastern Conference, while the 5-3 defeat kept Philadelphia in its free-fall from first to seventh in their division.
  • Minnesota let a 3-1 lead and then a 4-2 lead slip away before Marian Gaborik powered the winning shot past Nashville's Chris Mason for an overtime score of 5-4.