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Pokemon Go fever hits NHL

Ducks giving away scarves; Sabres, Blue Jackets join craze

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Have you ever wanted to catch a Ducklett or Psyduck in the home of the Anaheim Ducks?

Well, now you can catch 'em all and score some free team swag.

The Anaheim Ducks joined the Pokemon Go craze sweeping the nation with a special promotion. If you catch a Pokemon in the team store, and take a picture of it, they will give you a free Ducks scarf.

As of 2 p.m. EST on Tuesday, 30 fans had come in and claimed their Pokemon and their scarves, according to the store's staff.

Tweet from @AnaheimDucks: #GottaCatchEmAll - even inside the Team Store! Open #PokemonGo, snap a �� at the Pok��stop & get a free scarf! pic.twitter.com/6b1Xh5cxwO

Pokemon Go is a new augmented reality game based on the classic video games, cards and TV shows that lets users "capture" Pokemon characters in the world around them using their phone's camera and GPS. Users can travel the country to capture characters and restock on items at "Pokestops," located at landmarks such as the Grand Central Terminal clock or the stick chandelier at the NHL Store powered by Reebok in New York City. Players can then choose a team (Mystic, Valor or Instinct) and battle other users at "gyms" located across the country.

According to the Ducks, there are four Pokestops at Honda Center, including one at the Stanley Cup multimedia center inside the team store where the promotion is taking place. There also is a Gym right outside the arena.

The Ducks are the latest team to catch Pokemon Go fever. The Columbus Blue Jackets let their fans know there are different Pokestops at Nationwide Arena, and can do battle at their Gym.

Tweet from @BlueJacketsNHL: @TheRealCapeezy the cannon, IH, box office & tower are!

Tweet from @BlueJacketsNHL: pshh, it's a gym. https://t.co/IMH6GWfPCt 

The Buffalo Sabres also discovered First Niagara Center is a hotspot for Pokemon Go.

Tweet from @BuffaloSabres: @BlueJacketsNHL @TheRealCapeezy our arena is too but we have pokestops nearby ����

The Washington Capitals are choosing to be a part of Team Valor, as their logos bear a resemblance.  

Tweet from @Capitals: There's no question which team we're on. #PokemonGo #RockTheRed pic.twitter.com/XmGvOBU70z

Pokemon Go is not available in Canada, so Canadian fans can't hunt for Pikachu in Maple Leaf Square just yet. However, American fans can continue their quest to catch 'em all and, with a little help from Photoshop, transform their favorite Pokemon into hockey fans.

Tweet from @HockeyBay: Best Place for #PokemonGO @AmalieArena #NHL #Tampa #TBLightning pic.twitter.com/AeyrBgRikv

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