It remains to be seen if future Hall of Famer Teemu Selanne’s first goal of the 2014 Stanley Cup playoffs will win Game 1 for the Anaheim Ducks, but it already made a little history.
The Globe & Mail’s James Mirtle mentions that Selanne became the third-oldest player to score a postseason goal in NHL history with his 2-1 tally against the Los Angeles Kings. (Feel free to correct, but by rough Hockey Reference math, Selanne is 43 years and 304 days old).
Here’s the 43rd career postseason goal for “The Finnish Flash.”
(Mirtle notes that Gordie Howe and Chris Chelios rank as the oldest and second-oldest, in case you’re wondering.)