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Jimmy Vesey piles on Hurricanes with first career hat trick

So now it's 4-2-1 since the trade deadline for the Rangers' best seven-game stretch since late December.

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Frank Vatrano scores goal, plays career-high minutes in Panthers debut

In the 119 days since he last scored a goal, new Florida Panthers forward Frank Vatrano watched as a healthy scratch, labored with injuries, unsuccessfully filled a fourth-line role and was traded to a new team.

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Bruins' Grzelcyk achieves childhood dream

BOSTON -- The call would go out as soon as John Grzelcyk knew there was a chance the ice would be available. Bring Matt over, he would say. TD Garden, his office, wasn't far from their Charlestown home, just a mile or two. His son could be ready on a moment's notice.

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With the right positioning, Kevan Miller's game grows for Bruins

The Bruins clung to a one-goal lead late in the third period against San Jose when Kevan Miller grabbed hold of a puck in his own end and headed up ice. The rugged Miller may not be as known for his offense as he is for pancaking opponents along the boards, but once the 6-foot-2, 210-pound freight train gets rolling down the right wing, no ones going to knock it off the track.

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Miles Wood nets hat trick, Devils erupt for 7 in rally past Blackhawks

CHICAGO -- If you blinked, you may have missed the Devils score on Sunday.

Forward Miles Wood recorded his first career hat trick, while the Devils erased a three-goal deficit by scoring five straight, giving them a wild 7-5 over the Chicago Blackhawks at the United Center.

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Jimmy Vesey's two goals in 29 seconds propel red-hot Rangers

Infection in his left eye, benchings in his very recent past, an uninspiring stat line through the first 16 games of his second NHL season — and now, the Broadway Hat atop his head.

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Sabres sign Eichel to eight-year, $80 million deal

The Buffalo Sabres have signed Jack Eichel to an eight-year, $80 million contract extension, making the 20-year-old the highest-paid player in franchise history.

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Nick Bonino comes up big for Penguins against Capitals again

WASHINGTON -- Nick Bonino began this season's Eastern Conference Second Round series between the Pittsburgh Penguins and Washington Capitals on Thursday the same way he ended the one between them last season.

San Antonio's A.J. Greer Named Winner of Yanick Dupre Memorial Award as AHL's Man of the Year

SAN ANTONIO (April 11, 2017) – The American Hockey League announced today that A.J. Greer of the San Antonio Rampage has been selected as the winner of the Yanick Dupre Memorial Award as the 2016-17 IOA/American Specialty AHL Man of the Year

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Good stats not good enough for Jack Eichel

DETROIT -- The sigh said so much.

Before he scored in the Buffalo Sabres' 2-1 win against the Detroit Red Wings on Monday, center Jack Eichel was asked what he would take away from this season. He didn't talk about how he had come back from a high-ankle sprain sustained the day before the season opener to become one of the most productive players in the NHL.

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Vesey, 'Kid Line' Earn Praise from Vigneault

Despite the puck not finding the back of the net, Rangers forward Jimmy Vesey said he was pleased with the way he has been performing over the last several weeks.

The 23-year-old has appeared in 71 of the Rangers' first 72 games during his rookie campaign, and said there was relief when he capitalized on a rebound opportunity in the second period Saturday in Minnesota, which was his first goal in 15 games.

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NHL scout on Devils' Miles Wood: 'He's got a lot of potential'

The emergence of Miles Wood has been one of the bright spots for the Devils during the 2016-17 season, but what does the future hold for the rookie forward?

Wood's speed and physicality became a regular fixture in the Devils' lineup in late November, and one NHL scout, who asked his name and organization remain anonymous, said those assets will continue to carry the rookie.

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How Devils' Miles Wood shook off rookie mistakes en route to career game

PHILADELPHIA -- Miles Wood looked frustrated as he went to the box for two minor penalties in the first two periods of the Devils' 4-1 win over the Flyers.

But two goals later, those mistakes were a distant thought.

A.J. Greer's Risk Paid Off

A version of the following story appeared in the 2016-17 second edition of AVALANCHE, the official game magazine of the Colorado Avalanche Hockey Club. For more feature stories, purchase a copy of the magazine during Avs home games at Pepsi Center. All proceeds from game-magazine sales support youth hockey associations in Colorado.

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Like Father, Like Son: All-Access

It's all relative for Randy Wood and his son Miles, who is making an immediate impact with the Devils during his rookie campaign

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Bruins Notebook: Frank Vatrano gets back to goal work

SUNRISE, Fla. — The hopes were high for Frank Vatrano all summer. Last season he had scored 36 goals in 36 games for AHL Providence, and though it didn't completely translate at the NHL level, there were enough flashes (8-3-11 totals in 39 games in Boston) to give Bruins management reasonable expectations that he'd push for a top-six forward role this season.

Jack Eichel scores twice to give Sabres win

BUFFALO — Jack Eichel scored twice in the third period to give the Buffalo Sabres a 4-3 win against the New York Rangers at KeyBank Center on Thursday.

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Rangers' Jimmy Vesey Shows His Skill, and Toughness

GREENBURGH, N.Y. — Jimmy Vesey scored the fourth goal of his fledgling N.H.L. career for the Rangers on Wednesday night, but Boston Bruins forward David Pastrnak crosschecked him into the end boards before Vesey had much of a chance to celebrate.

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Pittsburgh Penguins' Nick Bonino brings the Stanley Cup back to where he turned it all around

AVON, Conn. — Along the winding roads that lead to Avon Old Farms prep school, signs read "To the Cup," with an arrow directing fans to the campus where former student-athlete Nick Bonino was bringing the Stanley Cup.