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Faceoff! Brothers compete for puck at Senators game

While older child gets the first souvenir, another is produced for the little guy

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Puck makes a young fan happy

MIN@OTT: Young fan is excited to get a puck

A young fan in the crowd is jealous of his brother receiving a puck, and later is rewarded with one of his own

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It was by far the cutest faceoff of the night.

Linesman Brad Kovachik, working the Minnesota Wild vs. Ottawa Senators game Sunday night, tossed a puck over the boards to the Hauge family in the first row.

The older boy, Hanley, got control of it while his younger brother, Landry, lunged for it hopelessly. Landry was sitting on the lap of his dad, Josh Hauge, a coach at Clarkson University where Ben Dalpe, the brother of injured Wild center Zac Dalpe, plays.

After Landry's unhappy reaction was caught on camera, a member of the television crew secured another puck and delivered it to the family. At the time of course, the little guy was asleep.

But when he woke up, oh that smile!

(With Sarah Jean Maher, NHL Real-Team Correspondent)

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