Selanne Greeted With Cheers In Winnipeg, Ducks Disappoint

What a stud

Selanne’s long awaited return to Winnipeg did not turn out the way it should have, but the fans appreciated it either way. Teemu was cheered during warm-ups, during the tribute, everytime he was shown on screen… you get the idea.

Game Recap

First Period-

  • Teemu back in Winnipeg, crowd already going crazy during warm-ups
  • Ducks give up early lead, as Kyle Wellwood gets one past Ellis (ANA-0, WPG-1).
  • Ducks not looking great… still early though
  • Blake Wheeler gets one through Ellis, who seemed to not know what was going on (ANA-0, WPG-2).
  • Winnipeg doing an AMAZING tribute to Selanne. “Welcome back Teemu” up on the jumbo tron, as well as tons of fan signs. Teemu smiling like crazy.
  • They show a video of Selanne highlights from Winnipeg and Anaheim, Teemu steps out and gives a wave 
  • Selanne sends a BEAUTIFUL pass to Hagman who buries it (ANA-1, WPG-2).
  • Ducks look like they truly don’t want to disappoint Teemu tonight
  • Getzlaf gets a nice return and sets up Perry (ANA-2, WPG-2).
Second Period- 
  • Just 31 seconds in,  Alexander Burmistrov gets one by Ellis on a terrible shot (ANA-12, WPG-3). 
  • Parros drops gloves with Stuart, broken up pretty quickly
  • Slower period than the first. They should show another Teemu highlight vid.
  • Perry celebrates as he thinks he scored, refs say no goal. Goal is under review….
  • No goal, was ruled inconclusive
  • Andrew Ladd “scores” on a deflection in front. Ellis got completely run in to AND Ladd kicked the goal in. Refs let it go. (ANA-2, WPG-4).
  • Refs made the wrong call, wouldn’t even allow a review. Ellis was knocked down WAY before the puck was even near. Ridiculous. 
Third Period
  • Zach Bogosian gets one past Ellis, who is having a horrible night… (ANA-3, WPG-5)
  • Ducks should pull Ellis, not his night.
  • If the Ducks plan to win, they need to draw penalties and convert
  • They’re getting tons of PP, but can’t convert..
  • Getzlaf sends a nice pass to Perry to pull the Ducks closer (ANA-3, WPG-5).
  • A final standing ovation as Selanne is named third star.
Very unfortunate the Ducks couldn’t pull out a win for Teemu. The Ducks looked mostly the same, allowing sloppy goals. Ellis had a terrible night and should have been pulled.

Topics: Anaheim Ducks, Andrew Ladd, Blake Wheeler, Corey Perry, Dan Ellis, Kyle Welwood, Niklas Hagman, Teemu Selanne, Winnipeg Jets

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