Mighty Ducks 3, Bruins 0JIMMY GOLEN , Associated Press
Oct. 31, 1997 4:55 AM ET
BOSTON (AP) _ In Scott Young's mind, it wasn't a difficult question: If he didn't score it, he didn't want credit for it.
``I kept telling Teemu I didn't think I touched it,'' the Anaheim forward said Thursday night of a goal credited to him that was later given to Teemu Selanne. ``But Teemu's too great of a guy to care. He's so unselfish.''
Selanne scored a third-period goal to help Anaheim beat Boston 3-0 and extend his franchise-record goal-scoring streak to six consecutive games. After the game, he got credit for the Mighty Ducks' first-period tally, giving him a league-leading 10 goals _ nine of them during his streak.
``That's fine,'' he said when shown a copy of the revised box score.
``Good,'' Young said. ``If I didn't touch it, I don't want it.''
The streak breaks a franchise record set by Mike Sillinger in 1995 and matched by Selanne in January. It is also the fourth consecutive game Selanne has scored the game-tying or game-winning goal.
``I'm lucky. I play with good players and I try to take advantage of it,'' he said. ``I didn't play very well. I got the goal(s), but I didn't feel very good and I didn't push myself enough.''
Ducks coach Pierre Page said a sub-par effort would be understandable considering that the team had played four games in six nights. But he disputed Selanne's claim that he was merely lucky.
``He just works hard,'' Page said. ``You get more lucky if you do that.''
Guy Hebert stopped 25 shots for his first shutout since Jan. 1, extending Anaheim's unbeaten streak to four games at 2-0-2. It was the first shutout of the season against Boston, 0-2-1 since returning from a 6-2 West Coast trip.
``We've got to get out of the funk at home,'' Bruins defenseman Don Sweeney said, ``even if it means takes us getting on busses and going around Boston to simulate a road trip.''
Selanne scored Anaheim's first goal on a slap shot from the left point 4:12 into the game, but wasn't credited with the goal until afterwards, when the officials decided that Young had not tipped it in.
After Sean Pronger made it 2-0 in the second, Selanne clinched it when he brought the puck into the Boston zone on the right side with only Dean Malkoc to beat. He turned the corner before the Bruins defenseman and beat Byron Dafoe high on his glove side to make it 3-0 with 7:27 left in the game.
Dafoe stopped 19 shots for the Bruins, making a great save at 4:25 of the second, knocking the puck out of the air with his stick after first stopping the shot with his body.
At 5:13 into the period, the Ducks did beat Dafoe again, but the goal was waved off because Tomas Sandstrom was in the crease.