This may not have been the end, the final turn on Anaheim ice for Teemu Selanne. But the Honda Center fans were unwilling Sunday night to risk letting the beloved Finn skate away without sharing some emotion.
With about five minutes remaining, they gave the 41-year-old a prolonged standing ovation, unprompted by any scoreboard urgings. The applause and their message couldn't have been more clear-cut about Selanne's NHL future.
One more year.
"It's unbelievable. It's almost funny they are chanting that for an old guy like me," said Selanne, sitting in the dressing room, not long after the Oilers beat the Ducks, 2-1, in Anaheim's home finale.
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