Ducks' Hats Off to Selanne in Win Over Hawks

Oilers stun Avalanche in 3-2 comeback, Coyotes blank Blues 2-0
By Katherine Thompson,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 25, 2008 3:24 AM CST
St. Louis Blues Keith Thachuk is defended by Phoenix Coyotes, Derek Morris (53) and Keith Ballard, right, as he tries to slip the puck past Coyotes goaltender Ilya Bryzgalov, during the first period of...   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – Anaheim is glad, very glad, that Teemu Selanne came out of retirement. The right wing bagged a hat trick that pushed him past Maurice "Rocket" Richard to No. 25 on the list of all-time scorers. Selanne's two assists also didn't hurt in the Ducks' 6-3 trouncing of the Blackhawks, the Orange County Register reports. On other regulation rinks:

  • A 2-0 Avalanche lead was swiftly buried by three straight Edmonton goals, as Colorado saw the return of captain Joe Sakic marred by a 3-2 loss to the second-worst team in the conference.
  • Ilya Bryzgalov pitched a no-hitter for Phoenix as a struggling St. Louis fell back 2-0.