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Selanne's shootout goal leads Ducks past Predators

Mar 25, 2009 - 4:23 AM
NASHVILLE, Tennessee (AP) -- Teemu Selanne lifted the Anaheim Ducks to a crucial win over the Nashville Predators for the second time in a week.

Selanne scored the only shootout goal and the Ducks beat the Predators, 2-1, on Tuesday night to move into a position for a postseason berth.

Anaheim climbed over Nashville into the eighth and final Western Conference playoff spot with its fourth consecutive victory. Both teams have 78 points with nine games left, but the Ducks have one more victory than the Predators, who have lost three straight.

Anaheim's four-game winning streak started when Selanne scored a power-play goal in overtime to give the Ducks a 4-3 win last Wednesday.

After the first three players for both teams were denied on their shootout attempts, Selanne skated in on goaltender Pekka Rinne and lifted a backhander just under the crossbar.

"He's so big that when he goes down, he can cover the whole bottom of the net from post-to-post," Selanne said of Rinne, a fellow Finn. "I had a chance to see what our three other shooters were doing, and I decided to go with that move."

Said Rinne: "He's very good at the shootout because he has good moves and fakes his shot really well. He was always my hero watching national team games. It's been nice to face him a few times."

Jean-Sebastien Giguere then stopped Nashville's Radek Bonk to seal the win for the Ducks.

"I just tried to react to what they were doing," Giguere said. "There's no way to know what they are going to do, so it is more of a guess."

Selanne also helped Anaheim grab a 1-0 lead at 17:38 of the second period. He carried the puck into the Nashville zone along the right side before faking a shot to freeze Rinne. He then passed to Drew Miller, who moved to the low slot before beating Rinne with a wrister to the stick side.

Miller's goal was his third in 18 games this season and second in his last three. The rookie has spent most of the season with Iowa of the American Hockey League.

"Points are at a premium," Anaheim coach Randy Carlyle said. "Both teams are in desperation mode, but we were fortunate enough to steal an extra point in the shootout."

Shea Weber tied it at 1 with a power-play goal at 4:12 of the third. David Legwand had the puck behind the Anaheim net, and found Weber at the right faceoff dot.

Weber became the first Nashville defenseman to score 20 goals in a season. His nine power-play goals lead the team.

Giguere finished with 31 saves. Rinne had 18 stops.








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    FINAL IN SHOOTOUT 1ST 2ND 3RD OT TOTAL
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    ANAHEIM 0 1 0 0 (1) 2
    NASHVILLE 0 0 1 0 (0) 1 FINAL IN SHOOTOUT
    GOAL SCORING:
    1ST PRD: NONE
    2ND PRD: ANA - DREW MILLER 3 (TEEMU SELANNE, ANDREW EBBETT) 17:38
    3RD PRD: NAS - (PP) SHEA WEBER 20 (DAVID LEGWAND, MARTIN ERAT) 4:12
    OT: NONE
    SO: ANA - COREY PERRY (

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    END OF OT 1ST 2ND 3RD OT TOTAL
    --- --- --- --- -----
    ANAHEIM 0 1 0 0 1
    NASHVILLE 0 0 1 0 1 END OF OT
    GOAL SCORING:
    1ST PRD: NONE
    2ND PRD: ANA - DREW MILLER 3 (TEEMU SELANNE, ANDREW EBBETT) 17:38
    3RD PRD: NAS - (PP) SHEA WEBER 20 (DAVID LEGWAND, MARTIN ERAT) 4:12
    OT: NONE
    SHOTS ON GOAL: 1ST 2ND

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    END OF THE 3RD GOING INTO OT
    1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
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    ANAHEIM 0 1 0 1
    NASHVILLE 0 0 1 1 GOING INTO OT
    GOAL SCORING:
    1ST PRD: NONE
    2ND PRD: ANA - DREW MILLER 3 (TEEMU SELANNE, ANDREW EBBETT) 17:38
    3RD PRD: NAS - (PP) SHEA WEBER 20 (DAVID LEGWAND, MARTIN ERAT) 4:12
    SHOTS ON GOAL: 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
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    ANAHEIM 1
    NASHVILLE 1
    3RD PRD: NAS - (PP) SHEA WEBER 20 (DAVID LEGWAND, MARTIN ERAT) 4:12

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    END OF THE 2ND 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
    --- --- --- -----
    ANAHEIM 0 1 1
    NASHVILLE 0 0 0 END OF THE 2ND
    GOAL SCORING:
    1ST PRD: NONE
    2ND PRD: ANA - DREW MILLER 3 (TEEMU SELANNE, ANDREW EBBETT) 17:38
    SHOTS ON GOAL: 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
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    ANA 5 8 13
    NAS 4 9 13
    GOALIES: ANA - JE

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    ANAHEIM 1
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    2ND PRD: ANA - DREW MILLER 3 (TEEMU SELANNE, ANDREW EBBETT) 17:38

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    END OF THE 1ST 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
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    ANAHEIM 0 0
    NASHVILLE 0 0 END OF THE 1ST
    GOAL SCORING:
    1ST PRD: NONE
    SHOTS ON GOAL: 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
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    ANA 6 6
    NAS 4 4
    GOALIES: ANA - JEAN-SEBASTIEN GIGUERE
    NAS - PEKKA RINNE

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