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Rookie Shea Theodore sparks Ducks in 4-1 victory over Ottawa

Rookie Shea Theodore sparks Ducks in 4-1 victory over Ottawa

Shea Theodore found Teemu Selanne's ketchup bottle.

Ducks legend Selanne used to liken a burst of offense to ketchup being squirted out, and the well-worn anecdote was appropriate Wednesday after Theodore's first NHL goal ignited a three-goal outburst in the third period in the Ducks' 4-1 victory over Ottawa.

The Ducks have searched all season to find scoring flurries and it was left up to Theodore, 20, a defenseman who played his eighth NHL game.

"He opened the floodgates," Carl Hagelin said.

Theodore pinched down the left side on the power play and received a clever pass by Ryan Getzlaf, who made up for an egregious turnover in the second period by...

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