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Ducks hold off Wild for 3-2 win

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Mar 2, 2013 at 7:31 am

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) Teemu Selanne scored his 669th NHL goal, Jonas Hiller made 31 saves, and the Anaheim Ducks held off Minnesota's late surge and beat the Wild 3-2 on Friday night for their eighth straight win at home.

Captain Ryan Getzlaf and Matt Beleskey also scored for the streaking Ducks, who have won eight of nine and 12 of 14 despite barely holding on to their 3-0 lead over Minnesota after two periods.

Anaheim (15-3-1) has the NHL's second-best record behind Chicago, and hasn't lost at Honda Center since its home opener on Jan. 25. The Ducks are off to the best start in franchise history, surpassing their 13-2-4 start during their only Stanley Cup championship season in 2006-07.

Kyle Brodziak and Devin Setoguchi scored third-period goals for Minnesota, which lost for just the second time in six games.

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