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Selanne scores two; Ducks defeat Flames

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Associated Press
11/26/2006 10:56:57 PM

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) - Teemu Selanne had two goals and the Anaheim Ducks made things relatively easy for goalie Michael Wall of Telkwa, B.C., in his NHL debut, limiting the Calgary Flames to 11 shots on net during the first two periods in a 5-3 victory Sunday night.

Selanne and Ryan Getzlaf had power-play goals and Samuel Pahlsson also scored for the Ducks, who are off to the best start in franchise history at 17-2-6. Anaheim is tied with Buffalo for the most points in the league.

Todd Marchant scored an empty-net goal, and defenceman Francois Beauchemin had two assists.

Kristian Huselius had two goals and Daymond Langkow scored a power-play goal in the final minute for the Flames, whose 3-0 win over the Ducks on Nov. 10 in Calgary was Anaheim's first loss in regulation after an NHL-record 12-0-4 start.

Miikka Kiprusoff made 34 saves for the Flames after recording shutouts in his previous two starts against the Anaheim.

Getzlaf put the Ducks ahead to stay with a 20-foot wrist shot that beat Kiprusoff high to the stick side less than five minutes after Huselius tied the score for the second time. Getzlaf's ninth goal came while Calgary's Byron Ritchie was serving a slashing penalty.

Ducks regular goalies Jean-Sebastien Giguere and Ilya Bryzgalov both were sidelined because of what the team described as lower-body injuries, so the Ducks plucked the 21-year-old Wall from Portland, Maine, of the AHL as insurance if Giguere couldn't answer the bell. Wall made 19 saves in all. He signed with Anaheim as a free agent in September 2005, and was 5-1-1 with a 3.23 goals-against average in seven games this season with Portland. He played junior hockey with Prince George, B.C., and Everett, Wash., teams in the WHL.

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