Both styles of play were on display during a rock ’em, sock ’em 4-2 victory Sunday night over the Vancouver Canucks in front of an announced sellout crowd of 17,174 at Honda Center. Teemu Selanne scored his 40th and 41st goals for the Ducks, becoming the first player in NHL history 35 years or older to record 40 goals or more in back-to-back seasons. “That doesn’t make me feel very good,” Selanne, 36, said in mock anguish. Andy McDonald also scored two goals and had an assist as the Pacific Division-leading Ducks maintained their 10-point lead over Dallas and San Jose. Selanne and McDonald each had assists, and Jean-Sebastien Giguere made 24 saves in the Ducks’ fifth consecutive victory. Playoff scenarios are too numerous to list here, but the bottom line is that if the Ducks (42-17-11) maintain their stranglehold on the Pacific they’ll secure home-ice advantage for at least the first two rounds of the postseason. Alex Burrows and Brent Sopel scored for Northwest Division-leading Vancouver, which fell to 24-5-4 since Christmas. ANAHEIM – The Ducks have shown this season that they can play the beautiful game, skating and passing and shooting in remarkable sequences that lead to highlight-reel goals. But they also can play the game in a back alley if the need arises. “I thought it was a big game for both teams,” Selanne said. “It was almost like a playoff game. The intensity was there. It was a great effort. Everybody did their jobs.” Dustin Penner, the Ducks’ 6-foot-4, 245-pound rookie right wing, set the tone for the physical play by slamming Vancouver’s Tommi Santala into the boards about five minutes into the game. Canucks defenseman Kevin Bieksa jumped Penner at center ice and they traded blows in a brief fight that was a mere warmup for what was to follow. Shawn Thornton of the Ducks fought Jeff Cowan a few minutes later and Joe DiPenta, perhaps unwisely, got into a one-sided scrap won by Cowan. As the game progressed, Penner seemed to be in the middle of every after-the-whistle scrum as the Canucks tried again and again to exact some form of revenge. Vancouver’s Matt Cooke got in the best shot (read: cheapest), cracking a prone Penner in the head with his stick after a pileup in front of the Canucks’ net. “I got Santala pretty good,” Penner would later say of his first-period hit. “I knew it (a payback) was going to be coming.” Bieksa couldn’t understand why Penner wasn’t penalized. “I think it was a pretty dirty hit,” Bieksa said. “Pretty cheap. It’s pretty hard to miss that call. It kind of set the tone for the refereeing, that’s for sure.” Penner and Bieksa sat out the first 10 minutes of the final period, picking up misconducts after wrestling each other to the ice after the second-period horn. Leading 3-2 to start the third, the Ducks put the game away thanks to Selanne’s sleight of hand during a power play at 6:04. Selanne pounced on a loose puck to the left of the Vancouver net just below the goal line. He then deftly banked it off Canucks defenseman Lukas Krajicek’s chest and into the back of the net for a 4-2 lead. [email protected] (310) 540-4201 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!