Teemu Selanne took the puck and sprinted up ice before putting on the brakes and watching the goalie sprawl out of control.
Selanne couldn't help but flash his seemingly ever-present smile as he neatly tucked the puck into the net while the helpless goalie looked on as a packed crowd howled in appreciation. It was just another moment for a player who's always had a sense for the dramatic.
This moment was against a fellow named Tom Spiers, not Roberto Luongo or Miikka Kiprusoff and the scene was the Fedorin Cup charity game at Anaheim Ice, not a critical late-season contest against Vancouver or Calgary at Honda Center. Frankly, what was the point of Selanne being on the ice when playing a final NHL season is still in question.
"Show them there's still a little chance," the wily Selanne said Saturday, talking about testing his left knee in front his adoring fans. "I think they feel pretty positive after this. I think they're optimistic."
Ducks A-Z: Teemu Selanne
Orange County Register | Sep 1