ANAHEIM, Calif. – With the clock winding down on the Anaheim Ducks' season and, by extension, Teemu Selanne's career, Bruce Boudreau walked over to the future Hall of Famer and told him to hit the ice for the game's final shift.
With about a minute to go, No. 8 climbed over the boards and, as he did, the crowd came to its feet.
"Let's go Teemu!" they sang in unison. "Let's go Teemu!"
It was one of those goose-bump inducing moments, made even more so when scanning the crowd to see who was doing the singing: Ducks and Los Angeles Kings fans.
Oh, the outcome had long since been decided, the Kings putting it to the Ducks on Anaheim's home ice, blitzing them with a three-goal onslaught in the first period en route to a 6-2 victory. Still, visiting fans paying tribute to a hometown player during Game 7 of a playoff series is, well, reserved for someone special.
Selanne made his NHL debut in 1992, when George H.W. Bush was still president and John Gibson, who was in goal for the Ducks Friday Read More »from Teemu Selanne's career ends with standing ovation