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Video: ‘Passion for scoring’ still there for Ducks’ Selanne

May 1, 2013, 2:34 AM EDT

Who says hockey is a young man’s game?

Teemu Selanne, at the age of 42, scored the winning goal for the Anaheim Ducks in their 3-1 Game 1 victory over the visiting Detroit Red Wings.

As per a tweet from L.A. Times reporter Lisa Dillman, this is what Ducks’ goalie Jonas Hiller had to say about his teammate, Selanne, following the game: “He has so much passion for hockey. He’s a natural born goal scorer. He always tries new things, even in practice.”

This is how Selanne summed up his enjoyment of the goal: “When you have a passion for scoring goals, it doesn’t matter who old you are,” he told “Maybe the celebrations go down a little bit, but inside it’s the same feeling.”

  1. 19to77 - May 1, 2013 at 2:58 AM

    The man who does not age strikes again. Friggin’ love Teemu Selanne. =D

  2. garrison1981 - May 1, 2013 at 3:30 AM

    As a wings fan I can’t take away from him! I remember his rookie season where him and Molgilny scored 70+ goals to set record! I remember scoring goals n duplicating his celebration “throwing glove in air as I shoot it like a duck”! Now Id like to shot the ducks out?!? Lol! He’s the man though! One of the all time greats! Ps. What happened to Molgilny? That’s what shows how good he is as well!

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