Hockey fans witnessed an emotional moment Sunday night (April 13) as veteran Anaheim Ducks star Teemu Selanne played his last regular season game. The “Finnish Flash” took a victory lap and shared the moment with an old friend.
As CBS Sports shares, the Ducks beat the Colorado Avalanche 3-2 in overtime. However, the night belonged to Selanne. The highest scoring Finish-born player in the NHL wore the captain’s “C” for the game. The Ducks fans inside the Honda Center gave Selanne a loud ovation during every shift.
Selanne was also named all three stars of the game and gave out a trio of hockey sticks to the crowd. After taking a victory lap around the ice, the 2014 Sochi Olympics bronze medalist shook hands with referees and the entire Avalanche team.
The best moment came when Selanne shared the spotlight with Avs backup goaltender and former Ducks starter Jean-Sebastien Giguere, who likely played his last regular season game as well. The two long-time teammates were instrumental in winning the Ducks their only Stanley Cup in franchise history in 2007. The pair took another victory lap as the fans went wild. The tweet below pretty much sums up the moment perfectly.
Undisputed tag-team champions of the world. pic.twitter.com/VdafS1khPR
— Chris Peters (@chrismpeters) April 14, 2014
Watch the emotional moment below.