Prospect Faceoff: Zacha vs. Senyshyn, other 2015 picks compete, plus high profile AHL matchup

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Alexandre Carrier - Gatineau Olympiques; Samuel Montembeault - Blainville-Boisbriand Armada

Photo: Gatineau Olympiques forward and Nashville Predators prospect Alexandre Carrier, and Blainville-Boisbriand Armada goaltender and Florida Panthers prospect Samuel Montembeault go head-to-head this weekend in a QMJHL matchup of NHL prospects (courtesy of Francois Laplante/FreestylePhoto/Getty Images and Minas Panagiotakis/Getty Images)

It doesn’t get much better in the NHL prospect world when two draft selections taken just nine picks apart other go one-on-one. That is exactly the situation in Sault Ste. Marie this weekend, where Pavel Zacha and the Sarnia Sting travel to Sault Ste. Marie to take on Zach Senyshyn and the Greyhounds. Read more»

2015 ending on a higher note for Stars’ Faksa

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Radek Faksa - Dallas Stars

Photo: Dallas Stars rookie forward Radek Faksa saw his first regular season NHL action on Saturday vs. the Florida Panthers (courtesy of Eliot J. Schechter/NHLI via Getty Images)

Someday, when Radek Faksa looks back at his career, 2015 is going to be well ingrained in his memory.

It started with a left shoulder injury suffered Jan. 4th against the Charlotte Checkers, which required surgery on Jan. 9th, his 21st birthday, and cost him the rest of the 2014-15 AHL season with the Texas Stars. Read more»

(Video) First NHL Goal: McGinn gets his first out of the way quickly in Hurricanes’ win

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Brock McGinn - Carolina Hurricanes

Photo: Carolina Hurricanes forward Brock McGinn played for the Guelph Storm of the OHL for four seasons, which included a trip to the Memorial Cup final in 2014 (courtesy of Jeanine Leech/Icon Sportswire)

Carolina Hurricanes‘ rookie forward Brock McGinn checked off almost all of the boxes in his first NHL game, scoring his first NHL goal on his first shift (he also notched his first assist) as the Hurricanes defeated the Detroit Red Wings, 5-3. Read more»

(Video) First NHL Goal: McCabe finds the net in Sabres’ loss

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Jake McCabe - Buffalo Sabres

Photo: Buffalo Sabres rookie defenseman Jake McCabe celebrates his first NHL goal with teammates Zemgus Girgensons (L) and Marcus Foligno in the Sabres’ loss to the Florida Panthers (courtesy of Eliot J. Schechter/NHLI via Getty Images)

Buffalo Sabres defenseman Jake McCabe last week watched from the pressbox as teammate Marcus Foligno setup Jack Eichel for the rookie’s first NHL goal. A week later, Foligno did the same for McCabe as the defenseman scored his first in a 3-2 loss to the Florida Panthers. Read more»

(Video) First NHL Goal: Svedberg nets lone Blackhawks’ goal in losing cause

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Viktor Svedberg - Chicago Blackhawks

Photo: Chicago Blackhawks rookie defenseman Viktor Svedberg (R) is congratulated by his teammates after netting his first NHL goal (courtesy of Patrick McDermott/NHLI via Getty Images)

While it was not a memorable game for the Chicago Blackhawks, the loss may still hold some significance for defenseman Viktor Svedberg as the big Swede notched his first NHL goal in the Blackhawks 4-1 loss to the Washington Capitals. Read more»

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