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Associated Press
12/2/2006 6:53:55 PM


LOS ANGELES (AP) - Teemu Selanne had two goals and an assist, Rob Niedermayer scored in his 800th NHL game, and the Anaheim Ducks held off a late rally to beat the Los Angeles Kings 4-3 on Saturday for their fifth straight victory.

Anaheim (20-2-6) is off to the best start in franchise history, leading the NHL with 46 points. After establishing club marks last season with 43 wins, 98 points, 254 goals and 87 power-play goals, the Ducks are on pace to eclipse those totals.

Travis Moen had a goal and an assist, helping the Ducks improve to 3-0 against the fourth-place Kings and open up a 24-point margin over them in the Pacific Division standings.

Jean-Sebastien Giguere made 38 saves - five during a two-man advantage the Kings had for a full two minutes in the second period.

Scott Thornton triggered a three-goal third period for the Kings that included power-play tallies in the final two minutes by Rob Blake and Dustin Brown - both coming after delay-of-game penalties to Todd Marchant and Scott Niedermayer.

The Ducks led 2-0 before the Kings recorded their third shot on net. Moen opened the scoring at 4:11 of the first period, converting a rebound after Dan Cloutier stopped Samuel Pahlsson's short backhander. Selanne scored on a one-timer from the left circle during a hooking penalty against Craig Conroy.

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