Friday, January 12, 2007

Hats off to Teemu Selanne

In an article that nearly slipped under my radar, (thanks google reader!) it came to my attention that Ducks Veteran Teemu Selanne hit a hat trick on Thursday night. Such an event isn't all that uncommon, but this particular 3-goal night was a special one for Selanne.

A close friend of Selanne, from Finland, was diagnosed with brain cancer earlier on Thursday. The friend asked that his NHL buddy send him the game puck if Selanne could score three goals. Despite the fact that the Anaheim star hadn't netted three in one night since 2001, he was able to make it happen for his terminally ill friend.

It's one of those make-ya-feel-good sports stories. Really can't say much more than that.

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