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Hockey Fights Cancer

Boyle's mother inspired by cancer-surviving son

New Jersey center was diagnosed with leukemia prior to training camp

by Mike G. Morreale @mikemorrealeNHL / NHL.com Staff Writer

NEWARK, N.J. -- Judy Boyle said her son is a survivor.

The mother of 13 children knew New Jersey Devils center Brian Boyle would return to the ice after learning he had been diagnosed with chronic myeloid leukemia prior to training camp this season.

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Short Shifts

Rakell hosts honorary member of Ducks at All-Star Weekend

Cancer patient, 17, joins forward for festivities in Tampa

by Cristina Ledra @cledra / NHL.com Staff Writer

TAMPA -- Katie Hawley's adventures as an honorary member of the Anaheim Ducks continued through the 2018 Honda NHL All-Star Weekend, as the 17-year-old joined forward Rickard Rakell for everything from Media Day to the red carpet.

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NHL Insider

Cooper, Lightning honor son of employee who has cancer

Tampa Bay staff wearing Captain America pin to support 6-year-old diagnosed with lymphoma

by Dan Rosen @drosennhl / NHL.com Senior Writer

TAMPA -- The red, white and blue Captain America star pin that Jon Cooper wears on the lapel of his suit jacket is eye-catching and makes you wonder if the 50-year-old Tampa Bay Lightning coach is expressing himself as a big fan of the Marvel Comics superhero.

He's not. A closer look at the pin begins to tell the heart-wrenching yet hopeful story behind it.

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Will Power

Make-A-Wish Mid-Atlantic's Will Cody becomes newest Capital

by Ben Brown @benbrown04 / WashingtonCaps.com

Since March of 2016 14-year-old Will Cody has been in and out of the hospital fighting Leukemia through three different surgeries and chemotherapy. While his battle has certainly been a trying time for him and his family, Will recently found himself in the midst of a positive life-changing experience when he became a member of the Washington Capitals over the weekend.

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William Cody from Make-A-Wish® Signs with the Capitals, Attends Practice

William's wish to become a Capitals player and meet the team is coming true through Make-A-Wish ® Mid-Atlantic.

by Washington Capitals @Capitals / WashingtonCaps.com

On January 19, Capitals owner Ted Leonsis signed William Cody to a special three-day contract during the Capitals game against the Montreal Canadiens at Capital One Area. For more about Will's story, click here.

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Building Hope for Kids - Blog #1

Building Hope for Kids is an annual partnership between Flyers Charities, Michael's Way, and St. Christopher's Hospital for Children that helps to rebuild the home of a child fighting cancer.

by Flyers Charities @FlyersCharities / NHL.com

Building Hope for Kids is an annual partnership between Flyers Charities, Michael's Way, and   St. Christopher's Hospital for Children that helps to rebuild the home of a child fighting cancer. What started seven years ago as a simple bedroom makeover has quickly turned into a home renovation, thanks in large part to the generosity of Fastrack Construction and multiple vital community partners.  

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Capitals to Grant Wish of Make-A-Wish® Mid-Atlantic Child

Team To Sign 14-Year-Old William Cody To Contract, Announce as Member of Starting Lineup Jan. 21

by Washington Capitals @Capitals / WashingtonCaps.com

The Washington Capitals will grant the wish of 14-year-old Chatham, NJ native William Cody Friday, Jan. 19 through Sunday, Jan. 21. William's wish to become a Capitals player for the day and meet the team will come true through Make-A-Wish ® Mid-Atlantic.

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Hockey Day 2018: Wild fan's legacy lives on with Tanner's Team Foundation

Hockey Day Minnesota 2018 taking place in St. Cloud is about more than hockey to Fuls family

by Todd Smith / Special to Wild.com

On Oct. 28th, 2010, the Minnesota Wild hosted its annual Hockey Fights Cancer night, a designated evening during the NHL season that unites the sport's community in support of cancer patients and their families.

Tanner Fuls, 11, was the Minnesota Wild's special guest that evening. Tanner, a vibrant and kind-hearted 11-year-old hockey player from Sauk Rapids had Myelodysplastic Syndrome (MDS), a form of pre-leukemia. He had recently undergone chemotherapy treatment.

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Bruins Week Ahead: January 5-12

Stay up to date on all the latest news, notes and numbers

by Boston Bruins @NHLBruins / Boston Bruins

THIS WEEK'S NEWS, NOTES AND NUMBERS…

STAT OF THE WEEK: Since his last regulation loss on November 26, Tuukka Rask has posted an 11-0-1 record with a 1.27 goals against average and .953 save percentage in 13 games played. Rask had previously gone 10 straight games without a regulation loss on four occasions in his career but recorded a new career high of 11 games on December 30 in Ottawa. The last Bruins goaltender to achieve a longer point streak was Chad Johnson, who went 14 games (11-0-3) without a regulation loss from January 16 to April 10, 2014. The longest such streak in both Bruins and NHL history is held by Gerry Cheevers, when he went 32 consecutive games (24-0-8) without a regulation loss in the 1971-1972 season.

QUOTE OF THE WEEK: "When you have a group that is united the way we are, it normally carries over out on the ice. You see all the best teams, all the teams that win every year, they're so close off the ice and it just translates into your game. That's kind of the way it is in this room right now. It's a lot of fun to see and be a part of and it's just enjoyable to come to the rink every day." -Brad Marchand

TWEET OF THE WEEK (WEEK 17): @BJaffe (Billy Jaffe, NESN): "No @NHLBruins game tonight. Cancelled due to snow storm. Feel free to come over and help shovel."

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Power Rankings: Top 17 Moments of 2017

by Ann Frazier & Casey Krygier / sjsharks.com

Whatever your feelings are about the year, there's no denying it's been an eventful 2017 for the Sharks. From historic milestones to awards to heartwarming events, there are many great memories made and shared by the San Jose Sharks this past year.

As it is the final Friday of 2017 - and therefore the final Power Rankings of 2017 - it's the perfect time for sjsharks.com to look back at the year that was and rank the top 17 moments of the year. 

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