Tuesday, March 13, 2012
Selanne, Miller flying high
By ESPN Stats and Information Group, Elias
Teemu Selanne’s power-play goal in Monday's game was his 1,399th career point, enabling him to pass Jari Kurri to become the NHL’s all-time leading scorer from Finland. Selanne now ranks 19th in career scoring in NHL history, third among all European-born players. The only other European-born players with more points are Jaromir Jagr (born in Kladno, Czech Republic, 1,645 points) and Stan Mikita (born in Sokolce, Slovakia, and raised in Canada, 1,467 points).
Kurri's statement about Selanne's feat, courtesy of the Anaheim Ducks: “I couldn’t be more proud that Teemu is the all-time top NHL scorer from Finland. Congratulations to a great player, a great friend and an even better person.”
From Elias: Ryan Miller stopped 26 shots in the Sabres’ 3-2 overtime win over the Canadiens. Miller is 9-1-1 with a 1.78 goals-against average with a .944 save percentage over his last 11 games, dating back to Feb. 19. That’s the most wins for any goaltender in the NHL since that date.