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Selanne's last skate: Teemu says farewell to Anaheim after Ducks' playoff elimination by Kings

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    Members of the Los Angeles Kings bang their sticks on the ice for Anaheim Ducks right wing Teemu Selanne, of Finland, who is scheduled to retire after Game 7 of an NHL hockey second-round Stanley Cup playoff series, Friday, May 16, 2014, in Anaheim, Calif. The Kings won 6-2. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)The Associated Press

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    Anaheim Ducks right wing Teemu Selanne, middle, is greeted by center Ryan Getzlaf, left, and goalie Jonas Hiller after their loss against the Los Angeles Kings during Game 7 of an NHL hockey second-round Stanley Cup playoff series in Anaheim, Calif., Friday, May 16, 2014. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)The Associated Press

Teemu Selanne has no regrets about returning to the Anaheim Ducks for one last season, even after they fell well short of another run at the Stanley Cup.

Selanne's 21-season NHL career likely ended Thursday night with a 6-2 loss to the Los Angeles Kings in Game 7 of their second-round series.

The 43-year-old Finnish Flash has maintained he'll retire this summer, even after starring in his sixth Olympics and playing a significant role during the best regular season in franchise history in Anaheim, his home for parts of 15 seasons.

Both teams saluted Selanne in the final minutes of the blowout loss. After Selanne took the final shift, the Kings clapped their sticks on the ice while the melancholy forward waved his stick at the cheering fans.