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Ducks fall to Canucks in shootout

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Teemu Selanne and Saku Koivu each scored twice Friday as the Ducks overcame a pair of third-period deficits, only to fall to the Vancouver Canucks in a shootout.

Vancouver scored twice in the shootout while the Ducks missed two of their three shots. The game was tied, 4-4, at the end of regulation.

With the win, the Canucks, who got three goals from Michael Grabner, earned the point they needed to clinch a Western Conference playoff berth. For the Ducks, the one point they earned left them six points behind Colorado and Calgary in the race for the conference's final playoff berth with five games to play.

Three of the Ducks' four goals came on power plays and for Selanne his two goals moved him up a spot on two of the NHL's scoring list. His first goal, which came in the second period with the Ducks enjoying a two-man advantage, was the 602nd of his career, breaking a tie with Jari Kurri and moving him into 17th place all-time.

Selanne's first goal also broke a tie on the scoreboard, giving the Ducks a short-lived 2-1 lead while his third goal pulled Anaheim into a 3-3 tie. That goal, midway through the final period, pushed him past Mike Gartner for ninth place on the all-time power-play list.

-- Kevin Baxter

Photo: Ducks winger Teemu Selanne celebrates his 602nd career goal with teammate Saku Koivu in the second period Friday night against Vancouver. Credit: Gus Ruelas / Associated Press

 
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