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Video: Selanne becomes third-oldest player to score a playoff goal

May 3, 2014, 10:27 PM EDT

It remains to be seen if future Hall of Famer Teemu Selanne‘s first goal of the 2014 Stanley Cup playoffs will win Game 1 for the Anaheim Ducks, but it already made a little history.

The Globe & Mail’s James Mirtle mentions that Selanne became the third-oldest player to score a postseason goal in NHL history with his 2-1 tally against the Los Angeles Kings. (Feel free to correct, but by rough Hockey Reference math, Selanne is 43 years and 304 days old).

Here’s the 43rd career postseason goal for “The Finnish Flash.”

(Mirtle notes that Gordie Howe and Chris Chelios rank as the oldest and second-oldest, in case you’re wondering.)

  1. sledcamerahill - May 3, 2014 at 10:37 PM

    Oldest Goal Scorers

    By my math I’ve got Chelios at 45-086, then Selanne at 43-304 (it hasn’t been updated for tonights game yet) then Recchi at 43-125

    • nothanksimdriving123 - May 3, 2014 at 10:49 PM

      OK, so he’s the third oldest but only one guy was older. I love comprehensive reporting.

  2. muckleflugga - May 3, 2014 at 10:39 PM

    okay … right off the top i say:

    eleven uses of the word beast, nine of the word class and two studs

    all well deserved

    • bilbono - May 4, 2014 at 12:59 AM

      One of the best parts of hockey is watching the “old guys” show that they still got it.
      PS: I use the term “old” with utmost respect!

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