Selanne scores 600th goal
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The only other European-born players in the 600-goal club are Finnish countryman Jari Kurri (601) and the Czech Republic's
The 39-year-old Selanne is the fourth player to reach the milestone in the last four seasons, along with Jagr,
Selanne connected 34 seconds into the second period on his fifth shot of the game, scoring into a wide-open net during a power play with goalie
"I guess that was the easiest I've had in a while," Selanne said. "I've had a lot of chances the last three games, but nothing went in. Then you get one of those. It's amazing the way my teammates have been feeding me the puck. I think they wanted this more than I did. Obviously, it's a great feeling, and I don't have to think about it anymore."
Anderson became the 133rd goalie that Selanne has scored against in the regular season. Selanne's first NHL goal came against San Jose's
"I remember that like it was yesterday - Cow Palace against the
Selanne assisted on a power-play goal win by
Selanne also was on the winning side when he scored his 100th, 200th, 300th and 400th NHL goals. But the
Selanne holds the
"I texted him after that game and told him: 'Maybe I'll get my 600th soon, too,"' Selanne said. "Numbers-wise, I had my best years here with Paul and we helped each other so much. Not very often can you find the same chemistry that we had. It was amazing, and they were great memories."
Selanne burst upon the NHL landscape with the Winnipeg Jets - now the Phoenix
In addition to shattering Mike Bossy's previous rookie record of 53 goals, Selanne had 110 points to break Peter Stastny's rookie record and run away with the Calder Trophy. The 10-time All-Star was the recipient of the first two Maurice "Rocket" Richard trophies as the NHL's top goal scorer in 1997-98 (52) and 1998-99 (47) and won his first Stanley Cup with the
Selanne has 21 goals this season, which probably will be his final one in the NHL. He missed 17 games because of a broken hand, another seven with a fractured jaw, and one more because of flulike symptoms. Last season, he sat out the first half of the schedule while contemplating retirement.