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Ducks’ Selanne provides finishing touch

The Islanders’ Richard Park (10) stopped Andrew Ference cold in the corner, but drew an interference penalty in the process. The Islanders’ Richard Park (10) stopped Andrew Ference cold in the corner, but drew an interference penalty in the process. (Barry Chin/Globe Staff
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Associated Press / October 11, 2009

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Teemu Selanne scored the only goal in a shootout - and had two goals in regulation - to lift the Anaheim Ducks to a 3-2 victory over the Flyers last night in Philadelphia.

Selanne scored twice in the third, including the tying goal with only 16 seconds left. He beat Flyers goalie Ray Emery from the post to send the game into overtime. It was his second straight two-goal game - he had a pair in the Ducks’ 6-1 rout of the Bruins Thursday.

Chris Pronger scored his first goal with the Flyers after spending three years in Anaheim and helping the Ducks win the 2007 Stanley Cup title. Mike Richards also scored his NHL-best sixth goal of the season.

Danny Briere, Richards, and Simon Gagne all missed their shootout attempts for the Flyers. Corey Perry was stopped on Anaheim’s first attempt, but Selanne beat Emery again for the winner. It didn’t surprise Pronger.

“He comes in so fast on the goalie and changes the angle so quickly that it’s hard for the goalies to react,’’ Pronger said. “He doesn’t have a hard shot, but he’s got a very accurate, quick release.’’

Emery made his first start against the Ducks since he was Ottawa’s goalie in the 2007 Stanley Cup finals.

Red Wings 3, Capitals 2 - Thomas Holmstrom broke a tie with a power-play goal with 6:53 left to get host Detroit past Washington.

Ville Leino and Jason Williams also scored for Detroit, Valtteri Filppula had two assists, and Chris Osgood made 21 saves. Matt Bradley and Brendan Morrison scored for Washington, and Jose Theodore stopped 34 shots.

With Mike Green in the penalty box for hooking, Holmstrom fired a shot from the right circle past Theodore after taking a pass from Pavel Datsyuk.

Lightning 5, Hurricanes 2 - Ryan Malone had three goals, including a go-ahead score midway through the third period, to help host Tampa Bay end a 12-game losing streak - including four losses in overtime or a shootout - dating to last season.

Malone made it 3-2 with 9:14 to play after receiving a nifty pass from Martin St. Louis.

Kings 2, Blues 1 - Former UMass standout Jonathan Quick made 29 saves and Ryan Smyth and Michal Handzus scored, helping visiting Los Angeles win its third straight.

Blackhawks 4, Avalanche 3 - Andrew Ladd scored on a high shot in the ninth round of the shootout to give Chicago a win over Colorado in the Blackhawks’ home opener.

Penguins 5, Maple Leafs 2 - Sidney Crosby scored two power-play goals, and Evgeni Malkin had three assists to help visiting Pittsburgh beat winless Toronto (0-3-1).

Sharks 4, Wild 2 - Dany Heatley scored the tiebreaking goal on a power play late in the second period as host San Jose overcame a two-goal deficit to beat Minnesota.

Senators 4, Thrashers 2 - Mike Fisher assisted on Alex Kovalev’s first-period goal and added a power-play goal in the second, leading host Ottawa over Atlanta.

Devils 3, Panthers 2 - Travis Zajac had a goal and an assist and David Clarkson scored a power-play goal with 3:35 left to boost visiting New Jersey.

Blue Jackets 2, Coyotes 0 - Rick Nash and R.J. Umberger scored and Mathieu Garon stopped 36 shots as Columbus spoiled Phoenix’s home opener.

Sabres 1, Predators 0 - Mike Grier scored with 3:25 left and Ryan Miller made 25 saves for his first shutout of the season in visiting Buffalo’s win.

Oilers 3, Canadiens 2 - Nikolai Khabibulin made 33 saves to help host Edmonton beat Montreal.

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