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Viktor Fasth, Anaheim Ducks
Hmm, another Scandinavian* goalie that “comes out of nowhere”…. #shadesofNiemi**
* “Scandinavia” encompasses Sweden, Norway, Denmark, & Iceland. Finland is not “technically” Scandinavia, but is frequently lumped in there (because most people think “Scandinavia” = Finland, Sweden, Norway, Denmark)
** It really sucks when I have to footnote/explain my jokes, guys! ;)
Viktor Fasth of the Anaheim Ducks looks on prior to the start of the second period of his first NHL game against the Nashville Predators on January 26, 2013.
In a strongly poignant moment before the Ducks’ game Wednesday, a Salei took the ice for the national anthem.
Aleksandro Salei, the son of former Ducks defenseman, the late Ruslan Salei, took part in pregame ceremonies with his team from the Aliso Viejo Junior Orange County Hockey Club Program.
Aleksandro wore No. 24, just like his father, who was killed in September when a plane carrying the Lokomotiv hockey team crashed in Russia.