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Teemu time: Selanne's 3rd-period goal puts Ducks past Red Wings 3-1 in playoff opener

  • Anaheim Ducks center Nick Bonino celebrates his goal against the Detroit Red Wings during the first period in Game 1 of their first-round NHL hockey Stanley Cup playoff series in Anaheim, Calif., Tuesday, April 30, 2013. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)

    Anaheim Ducks center Nick Bonino celebrates his goal against the Detroit Red Wings during the first period in Game 1 of their first-round NHL hockey Stanley Cup playoff series in Anaheim, Calif., Tuesday, April 30, 2013. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)  (The Associated Press)

  • Fans attend Game 1 of a first-round NHL hockey Stanley Cup playoff series between the Anaheim Ducks and the Detroit Red Wings in Anaheim, Calif., Tuesday, April 30, 2013. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)

    Fans attend Game 1 of a first-round NHL hockey Stanley Cup playoff series between the Anaheim Ducks and the Detroit Red Wings in Anaheim, Calif., Tuesday, April 30, 2013. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)  (The Associated Press)

  • Detroit Red Wings goalie Jimmy Howard reacts after getting kicked in the head by Anaheim Ducks right wing Corey Perry during the second period in Game 1 of their first-round NHL hockey Stanley Cup playoff series in Anaheim, Calif., Tuesday, April 30, 2013. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)

    Detroit Red Wings goalie Jimmy Howard reacts after getting kicked in the head by Anaheim Ducks right wing Corey Perry during the second period in Game 1 of their first-round NHL hockey Stanley Cup playoff series in Anaheim, Calif., Tuesday, April 30, 2013. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)  (The Associated Press)

Teemu Selanne scored the tiebreaking power-play goal early in the third period, Jonas Hiller made 21 saves, and the Anaheim Ducks returned to the postseason with a 3-1 victory over the Detroit Red Wings on Tuesday night.

Nick Bonino also scored a power-play goal, and Francois Beauchemin added an empty-netter for the second-seeded Ducks. They hung on in the final minutes of the opener in just their second playoff series in four years.

The 42-year-old Selanne came up with yet another huge goal for the Pacific Division champions, putting a perfectly placed one-timer over Jimmy Howard's shoulder while gliding backward.

Howard stopped 24 shots and Daniel Cleary scored on a power play for the Red Wings in their 22nd consecutive postseason appearance.

Game 2 is Thursday at Honda Center.