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Making a difference during the holiday season

The Canadiens continue their commitment to making a difference during the holiday season

by Montreal Canadiens @CanadiensMTL / Press Release

MONTREAL - With Christmas just around the corner, the Montreal Canadiens family will once again be actively involved in several traditional initiatives in the community. 

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Capitals Raise More Than $130,000 Through Hockey Fights Cancer Campaign

The Washington Capitals and Monumental Sports & Entertainment (MSE) Foundation raised $130,242 for five cancer-related charities through its November Hockey Fights Cancer campaign.

by Washington Capitals @Capitals /

The Washington Capitals and Monumental Sports & Entertainment (MSE) Foundation raised $130,242 for five cancer-related charities through its November Hockey Fights Cancer campaign. 

The funds will be split between Flashes of Hope, Hope for Henry, the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Make-A-Wish Mid-Atlantic and Pancreatic Cancer Action Network. 

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Morning Report

Hats off to Grabner, Rangers

What you need to know to start your NHL day @NHL

Michael Grabner had an empty feeling in the New York Rangers' 5-1 win against the Carolina Hurricanes on Friday, but he wasn't complaining.

Grabner became the first Rangers player in the NHL's expansion era (since 1967-68) to score two empty-net goals in the same game. They completed the fifth hat trick (and first natural hat trick) of his NHL career. He's the first Rangers player to have a natural hat trick since Marian Gaborik did it on Jan. 31, 2010, at the Colorado Avalanche, according to the Elias Sports Bureau.

Grabner's three-goal game was the 28th hat trick in the NHL this season; that's the most through 395 games since 2010-11, when there were 33. 

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Short Shifts

Blues hold heartfelt tribute to young fan on Hockey Fights Cancer Night

Ari Dougan, who passed away last month at age 11, honored in St. Louis @NHL

Blues remember Ari on HFC night

Blues honor Ari Dougan on Hockey Fights Cancer night

The Blues wear special warmup jerseys to pay tribute to Ari Dougan on Hockey Fights Cancer night as her family drops the ceremonial puck

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Scottrade Center went dark but there were thousands of specks of light all around. It was a fitting tribute to a young girl who lit up a room no matter where she went.

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Hockey Fights Cancer

Hockey Fights Cancer daily digest

Latest news, images from around NHL in November @NHL

Welcome to Hockey Fights Cancer, a joint initiative between the NHL Players' Association and NHL as well as a program of the NHL and the NHL Foundation.

The campaign, which unites the hockey community in support of cancer patients and their families, will feature ceremonies, observances and fundraising efforts throughout the month of November. All 31 NHL teams have designated one home game as their official Hockey Fights Cancer night, with unique programming and partnerships with local cancer organizations.

Here is the latest Hockey Fights Cancer news from around the League.

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Preds Raise Over $95,000 Across Hockey Fights Cancer Initiatives

Predators Players, Staff, Fans Combine to Fight Cancer in November

by AJ Mazzolini @ajmazzolini /

Hockey Fights Cancer Nights dotted the NHL schedule in the month of November as each franchise held fundraising nights to support the hunt for a cure. For the Nashville Predators, though, one day wasn't enough.

The Preds organization and the Nashville Predators Foundation raised nearly $100,000 in its largest single fundraising initiative ever during Hockey Fights Cancer Week. More than 125 volunteers came together to raise money and awareness during two home games before Thanksgiving, and Preds staff members also participated in community events outside the arena throughout the week.

"We're always asking people for financial donations, but to allow our staff to go volunteer and give time as well makes it even more meaningful," said Predators Senior Director of Community Relations Rebecca King. "It's something for our staff, too."

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Gameday Guide: Dec. 1 vs. Los Angeles

by St. Louis Blues / Press Release

If you have tickets for the game between the St. Louis Blues and Los Angeles Kings on Dec. 1 at Scottrade Center, here is everything you need to know about what is happening at the game. If you haven't secured tickets yet, a limited number are still available online or at the Scottrade Center Box Office.

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Officer Millar-Galvan to perform national anthem Friday

Eva Millar-Galvan is a cancer survivor and former member of the military

by Chris Pinkert / Video by Blue Note Productions

Millar-Galvan to perform

Cancer survivor Millar-Galvan to perform the anthem

Eva Millar-Galvan, cancer survivor and member of the St. Louis Police Department, will perform the national anthem for Hockey Fights Cancer

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ST. LOUIS - St. Louis Police Officer Eva Millar-Galvan, a former military member and cancer survivor, will perform the national anthem before Friday's Hockey Fights Cancer game at Scottrade Center.

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Hockey Fights Cancer

Hockey Fights Cancer photo gallery

Memorable moments from each NHL club's special night @NHL

Hockey Fights Cancer unites the hockey community in support of cancer patients and their families, with each NHL club hosting a HFC night, looking to inspire hope and courage for those who are living with, going through and moving past cancer.

November is Hockey Fights Cancer Month, with each club hosting a HFC night to raise awareness and support for hockey's most important fight.  

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Hockey Fights Cancer

Cancer patient inspired by honor as 21st Duck

Hawley, 17, receives needed support from Rakell, Perry

by Lisa Dillman @reallisa / Staff Writer

ANAHEIM -- Katie Hawley was sitting in Section 201 at Honda Center during a game between the Anaheim Ducks and the Vegas Golden Knights on Nov. 22, matter-of-factly detailing the recent adjustments in her chemotherapy doses and the sneaky nature of her particular cancer, neuroblastoma.

But something on the ice caught her eye.

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