Anaheim (37-21-12) at Colorado (39-25-8) 9:00 pm EST
DENVER (Ticker) - Teemu Selanne's recent scoring outburst has
brought him an individual honor while helping keep his team in
the playoff chase.
Selanne tries to maintain his scoring pace and lead the Mighty
Ducks of Anaheim to their seventh consecutive victory Tuesday
when they battle the Colorado Avalanche in their final meeting
of the season.
Named the league's Offensive Player of the Week on Monday,
Selanne has four goals and six assists in his last four
contests. The 35-year-old Finn has 33 tallies and 41 assists
this season and has guided Anaheim to a 20-6-6 mark since
Selanne had two goals and an assist and Andy McDonald added two
assists Saturday to lead the Mighty Ducks to their ninth win in
10 games, a 5-2 triumph over the Phoenix Coyotes.
Anaheim is tied with Colorado and Calgary at 86 points, two
ahead of Edmonton and Vancouver, who are tied for seventh in the
Western Conference playoff race. However, the Avalanche and
the Flames share the top spot in the Northwest Division, while
Anaheim is 13 points behind Dallas in the Pacific Division.
Milan Hejduk scored his 22nd goal and Joe Sakic registered his
45th assist - giving him six goals and six assists in seven
games - for Colorado in Sunday's 4-3 shootout loss to the
Colorado won the first two meetings against Anaheim this season
before the Mighty Ducks received a penalty-shot goal from
Jonathan Hedstrom in a 5-4 overtime win over the Avalanche last