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Selanne Greeted With Cheers In Winnipeg, Ducks Disappoint


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.

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