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Hockey Fights Cancer

Acciari's friend, college teammate dies of cancer

Bruins forward had raised money, awareness for 25-year-old Drew Brown

by Amalie Benjamin @AmalieBenjamin / NHL.com Staff Writer

BOSTON -- Boston Bruins forward Noel Acciari spent the last month raising awareness and funds for his good friend and fellow former Providence College hockey player Drew Brown, who had cancer.  

Brown died Saturday. He was 25.

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Global Series

Karlsson star of Global Series with Senators

Defenseman says playing back home in Sweden 'one of most special feelings in world'

by Amalie Benjamin @AmalieBenjamin / NHL.com Staff Writer

STOCKHOLM -- For a moment, it was as if Ericsson Globe had transformed into Canadian Tire Centre on Saturday, as if a game in Stockholm was being played in Ottawa. 

Erik Karlsson had just set up Mark Stone for a goal, with a pass that might have qualified as ho-hum if one considered the source, but it sparked the crowd, tying the game 42 seconds after the Colorado Avalanche had taken the lead at 8:34 of the second period. They stood and cheered and rocked for their favorite son, come home to play hockey.

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Global Series

Global Series postcard: Pastry shops of Stockholm

Staff Writer Amalie Benjamin searches for best kardemummabullar in city

by Amalie Benjamin @AmalieBenjamin / NHL.com Staff Writer

STOCKHOLM - It's easy to fall in love in Stockholm.

With pastries, that is. 

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Duchene glad to put first game with Senators behind him

Forward says defeating Avalanche in first game since trade 'special moment'

by Amalie Benjamin @AmalieBenjamin / NHL.com Staff Writer

STOCKHOLM -- Matt Duchene was off the bench and on the ice before Mark Stone could even finish his celebration. He was there before either Erik Karlsson or Derick Brassard, who actually were on the ice when the game-winning goal was scored, there before the rest of his teammates, there to revel in the win and the relief of it all being over.

For Duchene, this was the moment he needed.

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Global Series bringing NHL buzz to Stockholm

Senators, Avalanche hope seeing League's stars will have impact on younger players, fans

by Amalie Benjamin @AmalieBenjamin / NHL.com Staff Writer

STOCKHOLM -- Nathan MacKinnon looked up in the stands at Ericsson Globe on Thursday. He saw a group of 20 kids watching practice, watching him, watching Swedish star Gabriel Landeskog. He saw their admiration, felt their excitement and put himself in their shoes.

How would he have felt if the NHL had shown up in Halifax, Nova Scotia, where he grew up? How much would that have meant to him?

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Global Series

Oduya, Nemeth enjoying homecoming at NHL Global Series

Stockholm natives, former Stars teammates on opposite sides with Senators, Avalanche

by Amalie Benjamin @AmalieBenjamin / NHL.com Staff Writer

STOCKHOLM -- One year ago, defensemen and Stockholm natives Johnny Oduya and Patrik Nemeth were teammates with the Dallas Stars. Now, they are reunited, in a way. They have returned, by separate paths, by separate means, to the same place, somehow: Stockholm.

Though neither did it on purpose. Neither realized it immediately.

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Global Series

Global Series postcard: Stockholm

NHL.com's Amalie Benjamin gets guided tour of city from Senators defenseman Claesson

by Amalie Benjamin @AmalieBenjamin / NHL.com

STOCKHOLM -- It was 25 minutes south of here, in a suburb of Stockholm, where Fredrik Claesson grew up. He keeps an apartment near the Ericsson Globe, three minutes away, right by best friend Gabriel Landeskog. So he feels comfortable playing tour guide for his Ottawa Senators teammates during the NHL Global Series this week, ahead of the games on Friday (2 p.m. ET; NHLN, ALT, TSN5, RDS, NHL.TV) and Saturday (1 p.m. ET; NHLN, SN, RDS, ALT, NHL.TV).

But while he has been taking his teammates to dinner -- at Hillenberg on Tuesday night -- and out for shopping, which was the plan for the off day on Wednesday, he agreed to take another group around on Wednesday morning: a half-dozen media members.

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Global Series

Duchene looking for right fit with Senators

Skates on line with Hoffman, Smith during first practice in Sweden following whirlwind week

by Amalie Benjamin @AmalieBenjamin / NHL.com Staff Writer

STOCKHOLM - It had been a long 48 hours -- or 72 hours or 96. It was hard to tell, exactly, given how many time zones Matt Duchene had been in since he slipped off the ice Sunday night in the middle of the Colorado Avalanche's game against the New York Islanders, and before that. 

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Hall of Fame

Goyette reached Hall of Fame against odds

Self-made player overcame language barrier to star for Canada in Olympics

by Amalie Benjamin @AmalieBenjamin / NHL.com Staff Writer

She wanted the moves fresh in her mind. So on wintry Saturday nights, Danielle Goyette would grab her skates, slip out and walk to the rink one house away from her own, her brain bursting with what she had just watched on television.

She had gotten lucky, really, being the second youngest of the eight kids in her family. Because on Saturday nights her older sisters would head out, leaving Goyette to claim the TV, her lifeline to the Montreal Canadiens and all they could teach her.

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Ferguson trying to enjoy every moment he has with Golden Knights

Goaltender received unexpected call-up from Kamloops of WHL to back up Lagace

by Amalie Benjamin @AmalieBenjamin / NHL.com Staff Writer

BOSTON -- It's easy to spot the odd man out on the Vegas Golden Knights. Just look at the mask, the one that's not painted with the black and gold of the NHL's newest team, but instead is blue and orange, with "Blazers" inscribed on the front.

While Dylan Ferguson's equipment doesn't match the rest of his teammates, his jersey does. For the moment.

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