The end of a seven-game trip couldn't come soon enough for the Ducks, and Teemu Selanne didn't even stick around to see the curtain close on this road show. Selanne, tired of not getting calls in a 5-0 loss to the Detroit Red Wings on Saturday night, picked up an unsportsmanlike minor penalty and 10-minute misconduct for arguing with the officials early in the third period. When he wouldn't keep quiet in the penalty box, Selanne was assessed a game misconduct and ejected after Nicklas Lidstrom scored on the resulting power play for a 4-0 lead. "What happened was he said too much, I guess to the referee on the initial unsportsmanlike and then he gave 10 when he said something," Ducks coach Randy Carlyle said. "And I guess after they scored the goal, he went by the penalty box and said something else and he threw him out." Selanne appeared to snap after Perry appeared to be held up by the Red Wings' Danny Cleary as he skated up ice to try to create an odd-man rush with Ryan Getzlaf. It was the purest example of frustration that had developed during a stretch that has seen the Ducks drop eight of their past nine games after a 4-1 start. After the final horn, Selanne showered quickly and left the dressing room before reporters were allowed in.
Selanne says 'too much' to officials
Orange County Register | Nov 6