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Selanne Named Offensive Player of the Week

Monday, 03.27.2006 / 12:00 AM / News
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Selanne Named Offensive Player of the Week
NEW YORK/TORONTO (March 27, 2006) - Anaheim right wing Teemu Selanne, whose League-leading 10 points (four goals, six assists) in four victories propelled the Mighty Ducks to fifth place in the Western Conference standings, has been named the NHL's Offensive Player of the Week for the period ending Sunday, March 26.  San Jose goaltender Vesa Toskala, who led the Sharks to three victories with a 1.66 goals-against average, .946 save percentage and one shutout, is the League's Defensive Player of the Week.

Mighty Ducks center Andy McDonald (4-4-8 in four games), Colorado Avalanche center Joe Sakic (4-4-8 in four games), New York Rangers right wing Jaromir Jagr (5-2-7 in four games) and Washington Capitals left wing Alexander Ovechkin (4-3-7 in four games) were runners-up for offensive honors, while goaltenders Cristobal Huet of the Montreal Canadiens (3-1-0, 2.03 GAA) and Rick DiPietro of the New York Islanders (2-0-1, 1.97 GAA) were runners-up for the defensive award.

Selanne tallied an assist in a 2-1 victory at Dallas March 20 and recorded two assists in a 5-4 overtime victory against Colorado March 22.  The 35-year-old Helsinki, Finland native notched a season-high four points (two goals, two assists) in a 6-3 victory over Nashville March 24 and finished the week with three points (two goals, one assist) in a 5-2 win at Phoenix March 25, extending the Ducks' winning streak to six games.

Leading Anaheim in goals (33), points (74) and plus-minus (+26), Selanne is on pace for his best offensive season since a 47-goal, 107-point campaign in 1998-99.  The Mighty Ducks (37-21-12, 86 points) are 20-6-6 since Jan. 1, the NHL's fourth-best record in that span behind Detroit (22-6-4), Dallas (24-8-2) and Carolina (22-8-2) and just ahead of the fifth-place Sharks (20-8-5).

Toskala began the week by recording his first shutout of the season and third of his NHL career, making 33 saves in a 6-0 victory at St. Louis March 21.  The 28-year-old Tampere, Finland native turned aside 24 of 25 shots in a 5-1 victory at Minnesota March 25 and made 30 saves in a 5-4 overtime victory at Chicago March 26.

Toskala improved to 16-6-3 with a 2.69 goals-against average and .898 save percentage in 28 games this season.  The Sharks (36-24-10, 82 points) have climbed to eighth place in the Western Conference playoff race.

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WESTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 ANA 49 32 11 6 146 130 70
2 NSH 47 31 10 6 145 112 68
3 STL 47 30 13 4 153 115 64
4 CHI 48 30 16 2 151 112 62
5 WPG 50 26 16 8 140 127 60
6 SJS 49 26 17 6 137 135 58
7 VAN 46 26 17 3 124 118 55
8 CGY 49 26 20 3 140 127 55
9 LAK 48 21 15 12 133 129 54
10 DAL 48 22 19 7 152 157 51
11 COL 49 20 18 11 128 141 51
12 MIN 48 22 20 6 131 138 50
13 ARI 48 17 25 6 111 161 40
14 EDM 49 13 27 9 113 162 35

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
R. Getzlaf 48 15 35 10 50
R. Kesler 49 13 19 -2 32
C. Perry 34 19 12 15 31
S. Vatanen 49 10 20 3 30
M. Beleskey 48 19 7 12 26
P. Maroon 41 6 18 2 24
C. Fowler 48 5 18 4 23
H. Lindholm 48 5 16 13 21
J. Silfverberg 49 6 13 2 19
K. Palmieri 25 10 6 0 16
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
F. Andersen 27 6 5 .919 2.22
J. Gibson 2 2 0 .927 2.28


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