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March 28, 2010 | By Robyn Norwood
Teemu Selanne was a teenager who already had a need for speed when he first got to know Jari Kurri, the first great Finnish NHL star. "I remember he was really interested in my car," said Kurri, who handed the keys to his Saab to the 17-year-old phenom who was helping out with his hockey school in Finland. "I was kind of worried. I said, ‘Take it easy with that car. Don't spoil my tires.' " Selanne, a racing enthusiast, laughed at the memory. "I said, ‘Jari, can I borrow the car?
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December 23, 2013 | By Helene Elliott
Times columnist Helene Elliott rates the pluses and minuses in the NHL from the previous week: + Washington's Alexander Ovechkin is the NHL's first 30-goal scorer, his ninth consecutive season with 30 or more. On Friday, he recorded his 400th goal in his 634th game, the sixth-fastest player to reach 400 after Wayne Gretzky (436 games), Mike Bossy (506), Mario Lemieux (508), Brett Hull (520) and Jari Kurri (608). + Tampa Bay defenseman J.P. Cote on Thursday made his first NHL appearance since he played eight games for Montreal in 2005-06.
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March 13, 2012 | By Lisa Dillman
When: 7. Where: Honda Center. On the air: TV: Prime Ticket; Radio: 830 Records: Ducks 29-30-11, Red Wings 44-22-3. Record vs. Red Wings: 0-3. Update: Talk about a terrific sense of timing. Finnish legend Jari Kurri, by coincidence, will be at the Ducks game Wednesday tonight. The trip had been scheduled before his countryman and friend Teemu Selanne passed him on the NHL's all-time career scoring list on Monday at Colorado. That was not the only proud career moment for a Ducks player that night.
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March 15, 2012
Team Finland was shaping up quite nicely Wednesday night and, well, after all, the boss happened to be in town. Finnish legend Jari Kurri, now the general manager of Team Finland, watched the Ducks beat the Red Wings, 4-0, and his friend and countryman Teemu Selanne scored his 23rd goal of the season, No. 660 of his career, and his 1,400th point. Assisting on Selanne's goal was his countryman Saku Koivu, who was honored by the Ducks and the league with a pregame ceremony, receiving a standing ovation from the fans at Honda Center.
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October 4, 1991 | STEVE SPRINGER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
He was a key figure for the Edmonton Oilers through the 1980s, his name written on Stanley Cup after Stanley Cup, five in all. But then disillusion set in and he began to look south. He wanted to come to Los Angeles and help win a Stanley Cup here. And now that he has arrived, people are saying he could make the difference. He is. . . . Wayne Gretzky? Not this time.
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May 19, 1990 | STEVE SPRINGER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
This time, it didn't take six periods. It didn't even take three. The Stanley Cup finals segued from one of its more memorable games to one of its more forgettable Friday night at Boston Garden as the Edmonton Oilers, led by Jari Kurri's record-setting hat trick and five points, defeated the Boston Bruins, 7-2, in Game 2 of the best-of-seven series. Edmonton had won the opener Tuesday night in triple overtime. Games 3 and 4 will be played Sunday and Tuesday in Edmonton.
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October 4, 1996 | ROBYN NORWOOD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Maybe it was because it was a special day, the day school pictures were being taken. It was that day when a youngster chooses the face he wants to show the world. Or maybe it was just because you could pick any day of the week, and Teemu Selanne likely as not would be wearing that jersey. Edmonton Oilers, with No. 17 stitched on the back. "I wore it all the time. To school. Outside.
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March 16, 2010 | By Robyn Norwood
One goal from 600 in his NHL career, Teemu Selanne was down on the ice Sunday, getting up excruciatingly slowly after slamming into the boards. On Tuesday morning, the 39-year-old Finn was back on the ice with a slightly sprained left shoulder, and he is likely to be in the lineup Tuesday night when the Ducks play the Chicago Blackhawks. Selanne has had a broken hand, a broken jaw and a sprained shoulder this season. "It has been unbelievable," he said. "How to even describe it, injury after injury."
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March 5, 2012 | By Lisa Dillman
Good morning, Helsinki. Considering it was the wee morning hours in Finland, it was doubtful that one NHL legend was kicking back watching the likes of Edmonton-Anaheim streaming live, or specifically, one sprightly 41-year-old. It's been so many times that Teemu Selanne has been in the same conversation with his idol and countryman Jari Kurri. Now they share company in an entry in the NHL record books. Selanne's assist in the third period on Bobby Ryan's breakaway goal in the Ducks' 4-2 win against the Oilers on Monday night was his 1,398th career point, tying him with Kurri in 19th place on the NHL's career scoring list.
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May 27, 1991 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Edmonton Oiler General Manager Glen Sather will protect Jari Kurri in Thursday's expansion draft to maintain his NHL rights. King General Manager Rogie Vachon said he talked to Sather Sunday about dealing the Kings' No. 1 draft pick in 1992 for Jari Kurri. "That was one option," said Vachon, who wouldn't say whether the Kings were willing to pay Edmonton owner Peter Pocklington $1 million as part of the deal.
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March 13, 2012 | By Lisa Dillman
When: 7. Where: Honda Center. On the air: TV: Prime Ticket; Radio: 830 Records: Ducks 29-30-11, Red Wings 44-22-3. Record vs. Red Wings: 0-3. Update: Talk about a terrific sense of timing. Finnish legend Jari Kurri, by coincidence, will be at the Ducks game Wednesday tonight. The trip had been scheduled before his countryman and friend Teemu Selanne passed him on the NHL's all-time career scoring list on Monday at Colorado. That was not the only proud career moment for a Ducks player that night.
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March 5, 2012 | By Lisa Dillman
Good morning, Helsinki. Considering it was the wee morning hours in Finland, it was doubtful that one NHL legend was kicking back watching the likes of Edmonton-Anaheim streaming live, or specifically, one sprightly 41-year-old. It's been so many times that Teemu Selanne has been in the same conversation with his idol and countryman Jari Kurri. Now they share company in an entry in the NHL record books. Selanne's assist in the third period on Bobby Ryan's breakaway goal in the Ducks' 4-2 win against the Oilers on Monday night was his 1,398th career point, tying him with Kurri in 19th place on the NHL's career scoring list.
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March 29, 2010 | By Robyn Norwood
Teemu Selanne didn't get his 601st NHL goal Monday with Jari Kurri in the stands to watch, but he helped Nick Bonino get his first. Selanne received long ovations and chants of "one more year" during a ceremony before the game to commemorate his 600th goal, with his wife, Sirpa, their four children and Selanne's mother, Liisa, at center ice along with Kurri. Selanne had plenty of chances, including an empty net he missed wide just before the final horn after Dallas pulled its goaltender in the Ducks' 3-1 victory at the Honda Center.
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March 28, 2010 | By Robyn Norwood
Teemu Selanne was a teenager who already had a need for speed when he first got to know Jari Kurri, the first great Finnish NHL star. "I remember he was really interested in my car," said Kurri, who handed the keys to his Saab to the 17-year-old phenom who was helping out with his hockey school in Finland. "I was kind of worried. I said, ‘Take it easy with that car. Don't spoil my tires.' " Selanne, a racing enthusiast, laughed at the memory. "I said, ‘Jari, can I borrow the car?
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March 21, 2010 | By Robyn Norwood
Teemu Selanne learned to skate in his native Finland at 5 years old, and joined his first team at 8. "Back home, it's like in Canada, every corner has a rink, outdoor rinks," he said. He scored his first NHL goal at 22, and Sunday night, at 39, he scored his 600th, knocking the puck in from the left side of the net on a power play 34 seconds into the second period after Colorado goaltender Craig Anderson sprawled to stop a shot and Scott Niedermayer passed to Selanne for a wide-open net. "If I would have missed that, I would have been really disappointed," Selanne said after the Ducks' 5-2 win at the Honda Center, their fourth in a row. "That goal was one of the easiest.
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March 16, 2010 | By Robyn Norwood
One goal from 600 in his NHL career, Teemu Selanne was down on the ice Sunday, getting up excruciatingly slowly after slamming into the boards. On Tuesday morning, the 39-year-old Finn was back on the ice with a slightly sprained left shoulder, and he is likely to be in the lineup Tuesday night when the Ducks play the Chicago Blackhawks. Selanne has had a broken hand, a broken jaw and a sprained shoulder this season. "It has been unbelievable," he said. "How to even describe it, injury after injury."
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November 5, 1994
Wayne Gretzky wants to take NHL players on a "goodwill" tour of Europe? Somebody needs to explain this one to me. The last time I looked, Europe had hockey. We've already sent them Jari Kurri and Teemu Selanne--what more do they want? If Gretz wants to spread some good will, I suggest he start right here in North America. We are the fans with season tickets for games that will never be played. Wayne, you might want to try spending a little more time at the negotiation table and less planning your European vacation.
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January 29, 2006 | Chris Foster and Eric Stephens, Times Staff Writers
The Kings got a little healthier Saturday, as forwards Pavol Demitra and Eric Belanger returned to the lineup. Demitra sat out 10 games because of nerve damage in his right leg. Belanger sat out 13 games because of a partially torn groin. Their return was tempered when defenseman Tim Gleason did not play because of a left knee injury that the Kings said was a bruise. Defenseman Lubomir Visnovsky sat out much of the first period after an injury to his right knee.
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