Selanne makes more history

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--Teemu Selanne passed another big name on the NHL all-time goal scoring list and attached himself to a few more legends with another milestone. Selanne moved past Brendan Shanahan into 12th place with his 657th goal. It also gave him 20 goals this season, marking the 17th time he has done it in his career. Selanne joined a list that includes Wayne Gretzky, Mark Messier, Mike Gartner, Brett Hull, Jaromir Jagr, Joe Sakic, Marcel Dionne and Mats Sundin. Only four have scored 20 more often: Gordie Howe, Ron Francis, Dave Andreychuk and Shanahan.

"That's a big honor, and it's almost overwhelming to hear your own name in the same group with those guys," Selanne said. "It's unbelievable obviously. I could never imagine that I could climb up with those guys. Very thankful for that."

--Niklas Hagman wrapped up a win over Florida with an empty-net goal, bouncing back from a big hit he received from the Panthers' Sean Bergenheim in the second period.

"I've got to read up on the rule, because to me it was a total blindside hit," Ducks coach Bruce Boudreau said. "Maybe the total contact on one angle wasn't to the head, but it grazed the shoulder and then hit the head full on. It was totally blindside. He didn't see it coming."

Boudreau said he isn't counting on any supplementary discipline to be handed out to Bergenheim, and Hagman said he didn't see the winger but couldn't determine whether he thought the hit was clean or illegal until he watched it on video.

"I know that he got me pretty good," he said. "But I haven't seen it, so I don't know what to say."

"It's nice to get to the 60-point plateau because then you can at least see the guys and the distance. It still a long ways away. They'll all play before we play again, and it could be seven. It's just a battle. We have to keep winning. Because the one time you don't, it seems like you fall back into a cavern-type thing. The reason it's never been done is because it's very difficult to do." -- Ducks coach Bruce Boudreau, on being 20 points out of a playoff spot on Jan. 6 and cutting the margin down to five after a win over Florida.

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