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LOS ANGELES (AP) - Teemu Selanne became the 18th member of the 600-goal club, scoring 34 seconds into the second period during a power play, and the Anaheim Ducks beat the Colorado Avalanche 5-2 on Sunday night.
Selanne is the fourth player to reach the coveted milestone in the last four seasons, along with Jaromir Jagr, Brendan Shanahan and former Avalanche captain Joe Sakic.
The 10-time All-Star was the recipient of the first two Maurice "Rocket" Richard trophies as the NHL's top goal scorer in 1997-98 (52) and 1998-99 (47) and won his first Stanley Cup with the Ducks in 2007.
The 39-year-old right wing from Finland, playing his 16th and perhaps final season in the NHL, scored on his fifth shot of the game while John-Michael Liles was off for hooking Matt Beleskey.
Craig Anderson stopped Lubomir Visnovsky's one-timer from just inside the blue line, then thwarted Corey Perry's rebound attempt. But the Avalanche defense couldn't clear the puck, and Selanne slammed his 21st goal of the season into a wide-open net before Anderson could scramble back to the crease.
Scott Niedermayer was credited with an assist in addition to Perry.
Anderson became the 133rd goaltender that Selanne has scored against in the regular season. His first NHL goal came against San Jose's Jeff Hackett on Oct. 8, 1992. Selanne is the Ducks' career leader with 373.
Jonas Hiller finished with 26 saves after Jason Blake and Beleskey helped stake him to a 2-0 lead with first-period goals. Blake's came on a power play, as did Ryan Getzlaf's 19th goal in the third period. Rookie Troy Bodie got his first career short-handed goal at 12:45 of the second period, chasing Anderson to the bench after he stopped 15 of 19 shots.
Darcy Tucker and former Ducks defenseman Ruslan Salei scored third-period goals 3:09 apart for the Avalanche.
The Ducks, 2-for-27 on the power play over their previous eight games, cashed in the first time they had the man advantage while Peter Mueller was off for holding Beleskey. Blake opened the scoring at 4:43 of the first period with his 14th goal, getting control of a loose puck behind the net and carrying it out in front before sliding a backhander past Anderson's glove.
Beleskey made it 2-0 at 11:43 with his eighth of the season. Perry flipped the puck into the zone from the right boards and Milan Hejduk overskated it, allowing Getzlaf to feed Beleskey in the slot for a 20-foot wrist shot that beat Anderson to the stick side.
Bodie capitalized on a turnover in the neutral zone by Chris Stewart and scored on a breakaway for his fifth goal of the season while teammate Saku Koivu was serving a high-sticking penalty.
NOTES: Selanne also was on the winning side when he scored his 100th, 200th, 300th and 400th NHL goals. But the Ducks lost 3-2 at Colorado in a shootout when he got his 500th goal on Nov. 22, 2006. ... Selanne's 648 career assists, including the one he had on Getzlaf's goal tonight, are the second fewest among players who have scored 600 goals. Bobby Hull had only 560 - but son Brett finished his career with just two more than Selanne has now. ... Selanne had 16 goals during his one season with the Avalanche (2003-04). ... Selanne, Luc Robitaille and Mario Lemieux are the only players ever to score 600 goals after winning the Calder Trophy as rookie of the year. Anaheim also was the site of Robitaille's 600th, on Nov. 9, 2001 while he was playing for Detroit. ... All but one member of the 600-goal club has joined that exclusive fraternity since Nov. 23, 1988, when Wayne Gretzky got the ball rolling just four days before the 23rd anniversary of Gordie Howe's 600th. ... Paul Stastny failed to get a point for the first time in 10 games since returning from the Olympics. ... The Ducks signed C Nick Bonino to a two-year entry-level contract. Bonino, who turns 22 next month, just completed his junior season at Boston University after helping BU win the NCAA Championship the previous year.
|PPG - Jason Blake (14) Backhand shot - ASST: Lubomir Visnovsky (24), Scott Niedermayer (33)|
1 - 0 ANA
|Matt Beleskey (8) Snap shot - ASST: Ryan Getzlaf (50), Corey Perry (42)|
2 - 0 ANA
|PPG - Teemu Selanne (21) Wrist shot - ASST: Scott Niedermayer (34), Corey Perry (43)|
3 - 0 ANA
|SHG - Troy Bodie (5) Wrist shot - ASST: NONE|
4 - 0 ANA
|Darcy Tucker (7) Slapshot - ASST: Chris Stewart (32), Ruslan Salei (2)|
4 - 1 ANA
|Ruslan Salei (1) Wrist shot - ASST: TJ Galiardi (23), Kyle Quincey (21)|
4 - 2 ANA
|PPG - Ryan Getzlaf (19) Tip-in - ASST: Teemu Selanne (15), Corey Perry (44)|
5 - 2 ANA
|Peter Mueller Holding against Matt Beleskey|
|Marek Svatos Too many men/ice - bench|
|Troy Bodie Fighting (maj) against Chris Stewart|
|Chris Stewart Fighting (maj) against Troy Bodie|
|John-Michael Liles Hooking against Matt Beleskey|
|Sheldon Brookbank Fighting (maj) against Cody McLeod|
|Cody McLeod Fighting (maj) against Sheldon Brookbank|
|Steve Eminger Interference against TJ Galiardi|
|Saku Koivu Hi-sticking against Kyle Quincey|
|Paul Stastny Hooking against Saku Koivu|
|Ryan Getzlaf Tripping against TJ Galiardi|
|Ruslan Salei Tripping against Teemu Selanne|
|Matt Duchene Hooking against Lubomir Visnovsky|