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This Week in Ducks History: Teemu's 17 Goals in 11 Games, Bylsma's 2 Goal Offensive Explosion

The Ducks got off to the best start in NHL history, Paul Kariya took a TON of shots, Teemu Selanne ended an awesome goal scoring streak, and one of the worst games ever: it all happened ... This Week in Ducks History.

Teemu did this a lot, this week in 1998 (and in general)
Teemu did this a lot, this week in 1998 (and in general)
Jeff Gross

This Week in Ducks History:

Nov. 4, 2001
Dan Bylsma had the first and only two goal game of his career as the Mighty Ducks beat Atlanta 5-0. (Note: This game is on the NHL Vault)

Nov. 5, 1993
Gave up the fastest 5 goals against to start a game in franchise history when Valeri Zelepukin, Corey Millen, Bill Guerin (2) and Tom Chorske scored in the first 8:05 as New Jersey beat the Ducks 6-3. Not surprisingly this is also the fastest 3 goals against to start a game (4:44) and fastest 4 goals against to start a game (6:32) in franchise history as well as the most goals against in a single period, though that mark has been matched seven times. Ouch.

Nov. 8, 1975
D Shane Hnidy born in Neepawa, Manitoba, Canada

Nov. 8, 1998
Paul Kariya set franchise record for most shots by an individual player in a period with nine in the first period of a 3-2 loss to Detroit. Kariya added three more shots the rest of the game to match the franchise record (which he had set Nov. 6, 1996) of 12 shots in one game.

Nov. 10, 2006
Lost 3-0 to Calgary to end the franchise's longest streak of standings points 12-0-4 (28 points). This is also the longest any team had gone to start a season without a regulation loss in NHL history. Note: Without the advantage of the overtime loss point they would not have surpassed the '84-'85 Oilers who went unbeaten in 15 games with three ties, as the Ducks lost to the Rangers on Nov. 1 (their 13th game).

Nov. 10, 1969
RW Edward Ward born in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

Nov. 10, 1976
LW Mike Leclerc born in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

Nov. 10, 1997
Teemu Selanne set franchise record for most goals in a period with three in the first period of a 6-4 loss to San Jose. He repeated the feat in 2001 as did Vinny Prospal in 2004. This was also the last game of Selanne's franchise record 11 game goal scoring streak. The streak started on Oct. 21, '97 with a goal and an assist in a 4-3 victory over Phoenix. Over the course of the 11 games Teemu posted a stat line of 17-2-19, 1.72 points per game. That streak also contained the franchise record road goal scoring streak Oct. 21 to Nov. 8 (11-2-13 in 8 games).

Teemu would end up scoring 52 goals and sharing the first ever "Rocket" Richard Trophy with Washington's Peter Bondra. Most surprising of all is that he did all this, largely without the help of his partner in crime, Paul Kariya who only played 22 games due to a contract holdout and a concussion. Had Kariya played a full season, who knows what kind of numbers Teemu would have put up and maybe the Ducks could have made the playoffs giving him a shot at the Hart Trophy that Brian Hayward often argues he should have won anyway.

Ducks related #RandomNHLfacts from @NHLhistoryGirl:

When Chris Pronger was drafted, he was surprised it was the #Whalers and not #TBLightning. He wasn't surprised to be drafted 2nd