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Selanne matches Jagr, ageless wonders lead scoring race

Jan 20, 2013, 1:14 AM EDT

Mere hours after Jaromir Jagr scored two goals and two assists to lead the Dallas Stars in their 4-3 victory over the Phoenix Coyotes, Teemu Selanne followed suit.

After the Anaheim Ducks chased Cory Schneider out of the game, Selanne scored two goals against Roberto Luongo to give the Ducks more breathing room in their eventual 7-3 victory over the Canucks.

You can watch Selanne’s power-play goal in the second period below:

Selanne also recorded a pair of assists, so with the NHL’s opening day in the books, a pair of 40-somethings are leading the NHL scoring race with four points each.

The two are also in what could be a season-long race to determine who will finish his career with more goals. Jagr now has 667 while Selanne has 665. Both are within striking distance of Luc Robitaille, who sits at 10th place with 668 career goals.

  1. slumdog66 - Jan 20, 2013 at 3:14 AM

    Gotta love it.

    • polegojim - Jan 20, 2013 at 1:34 PM

      Wish he as still wearing an AVS jersey!!!

      The guy will be great to the very end.

  2. rushledger - Jan 20, 2013 at 5:25 AM

    Caught some of both games, it’s very cool to see them in action still looking so crisp. Shout out to Kovalev in Florida because e had a great game tonight too.

  3. pensfan603 - Jan 20, 2013 at 9:08 AM

    And hossa.. I love it, go teemuuuuuuuuuu

  4. elemeno89 - Jan 20, 2013 at 9:52 AM

    Something about the older guys out scoring the younger bunch is awesome. I hope teemu never leaves…

  5. digbysellers - Jan 20, 2013 at 11:27 AM

    Striking distance eh? One goal away is what passes for striking distance these days I suppose.

  6. 19to77 - Jan 20, 2013 at 2:06 PM

    And St. Louis had two goals and an assist last night as well!

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