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Brock Boeser pranked by Canucks before first NHL game

Vancouver leaves rookie by himself for start of warmup in Minnesota

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Classic rookie mistake, Brock Boeser.

The forward thought he was leading the Vancouver Canucks onto the ice for their warmup before his first NHL game against the Minnesota Wild at Xcel Energy Center on Saturday. Instead, he was left all by himself for a lonely twirl.

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Goalie Jonas Gustavsson scores in AHL game

Credited with shorthanded empty-net goal for Bakersfield

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Jonas Gustavsson lived the dream of every goaltender Friday.

Not only did the goalie for the Bakersfield Condors of the American Hockey League earn a win, he was credited with a shorthanded empty-net goal in the third period of a 5-1 win against the San Diego Gulls.

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Adam Cracknell wears shark hat after career night

Stars forward dons unique lid that was tossed on ice after his third goal

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Cracknell on first career hatty

SJS@DAL: Cracknell discusses hatty donning shark hat

Adam Cracknell speaks while donning one of the hats that hit the ice after notching his first career hat trick in a 6-1 win against the Sharks

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Dallas Stars forward Adam Cracknell got his first career hat trick. Followed by what is most likely his first career shark hat.

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Hurricanes invite fan onto team bus in Montreal

Caiden Chambers, 9, got puck from Lee Stempniak before game

by Pat Pickens / NHL.com Staff Writer

All 9-year-old Caiden Chambers wanted was a puck from his first NHL game at Bell Centre. He ended up on the Carolina Hurricanes team bus taking pictures with his new favorite player.

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Matt Duchene helps lucky fan confirm prom date

Avalanche forward flips puck to girl during warmup, settles her plans for senior dance

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Duchene unites prom couple

EDM@COL: Duchene gets young fan a prom date

Matt Duchene tosses a puck to an excited young fan to secure the perfect prom date

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Maybe Matt Duchene's new nickname should be "The Matchmaker."

The Colorado Avalanche forward helped teenage fan Jessie Yost confirm her date for her upcoming senior prom by flipping her a puck over the glass during warmups before the game against the Edmonton Oilers on Thursday.

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Gavin Stevens, blind young star, sings anthem

A viral sensation after appearing with Steve Harvey, 8-year-old shows off talent at Kings game

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Stevens performs national anthem

WPG@LAK: Eight-year-old sings the national anthem

Blind eight-year-old Gavin Stevens performs the national anthem prior to the Kings facing the Jets at Staples Center

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Gavin Stevens was born with a rare condition known as Leber's Congenital Amaurosis (LCA), but that hasn't stopped him from becoming a star in the making.

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Ed Belfour returns to Blackhawks for 'One More Shift'

Goaltender took the ice to familiar chants from fans

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A legendary Chicago Blackhawks goalie heard the chants of "Ed-die! Ed-die!" one more time.

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Justin Williams seeking hair advice for team picture

Capitals forward posts Twitter poll asking for help ahead of photo

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Justin Williams needs help with his hair.

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#TBT: Wayne Gretzky, Mats Sundin shoot for burgers

In late 1990s McDonald's ad, Big Macs are on the line in competition

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Wayne Gretzky made a career of putting pucks into nets. Back in the late 1990s, he made a commercial about it with some tasty implications.

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Sidney Crosby scores dazzling one-handed goal

Penguins forward was holding off defender as he flipped puck

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Crosby's tremendous PPG

PIT@BUF: Crosby dances past defense for gorgeous PPG

Sidney Crosby stickhandles through traffic to break into the zone and nets a one-handed backhander past Robin Lehner for a fantastic goal

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Sidney Crosby is so good, he doesn't even need to use both hands anymore.

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