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Preview: Ducks vs Flames – Selanne Honored!

Tonight, the Flames come to the Ponda….oops!…Honda Center for a rematch. The Ducks have a winning streak going against the Flames here at home and I’m figuring the Flames will come out hard to revenge their loss from last Saturday. On the goalie side, Giguere is 10-1-0 against them at home; he’s done well and I hope to see him in the net tonight. (although…Hiller has yet to go against Calgary and has been playing well. That would be good to watch, too) The Ducks have new players, had some time off, and as I said in the first post, REALLY need all the points they can get now. I am looking for the Getzlaf/Perry/Kunitz line to really shine tonight.

One reason I am bummed I’m not going to the game is that the Ducks are honoring Teemu Selanne before the game; he has surpassed Steve Rucchin’s record of most games played. Selanne now holds the record at more than 617 games! (Game 617 was January 31st) As I am a sucker for the fighting, I am also a sucker for the milestones the team and its players reach. I can’t help it – I love the ‘history-in-the-making’ aspect. I was there when Bret Hedican was honored for his 1,000th game played – that was cool! Getzlaf scored the 3,000th franchise goal in December and didn’t know it until after! Chris Kunitz played his 300th NHL game on January 17; Parros played his 200th January 16th. Scott Niedermayer had his 500th assist January 2. I could go on with these, but won’t. While smaller milestones aren’t always acknowledged, for obvious reasons, I am really pleased to see Selanne being honored tonight. This is a big deal and I wish I could be there!

I am hoping for a good game; I’ll be watching at home and will have a ‘cub reporter’ at the game. So, more tomorrow!!

Lets Go Ducks!

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