Teemu Selanne, at the age of 42, scored the winning goal for the Anaheim Ducks in their 3-1 Game 1 victory over the visiting Detroit Red Wings.
As per a tweet from L.A. Times reporter Lisa Dillman, this is what Ducks’ goalie Jonas Hiller had to say about his teammate, Selanne, following the game: “He has so much passion for hockey. He’s a natural born goal scorer. He always tries new things, even in practice.”
This is how Selanne summed up his enjoyment of the goal: “When you have a passion for scoring goals, it doesn’t matter who old you are,” he told NHL.com. “Maybe the celebrations go down a little bit, but inside it’s the same feeling.”
Despite tough fight, Stars hand Wild their sixth straight loss
This dominant win is a heck of a way for the Kings to begin an imposing seven-game road trip, which continues against the New York Islanders on Thursday. The Bruins probably want to burn the tape on this one themselves, as they’re about to head on a six-game road trip.
Per @EliasSports: @LAKings had 9 different skaters score in a game for 5th time in franchise history. Last: Jan. 21, 1987 vs. PIT (10-5 W).
Some hockey players resist the urge to wear a visor, at least if they’re given that choice.
Perhaps a few will say “Hey, Nathan Beaulieu will just punch it off anyway.”
Maybe not, but Beaulieu provided a rather unique moment in his fight with Cedric Paquette during the Montreal Canadiens – Tampa Bay Lightning game. You can watch that bout in the video above, and see a cut on the Lightning pest’s face from that blow.