(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»

NHL-ready Pickard looks forward to the workload with San Antonio

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Calvin Pickard - San Antonio Rampage

Photo: San Antonio Rampage goaltender and Colorado Avalanche prospect Calvin Pickard turned in a strong showing in NHL action in 2014-15, but will begin the 2015-16 season in the AHL (courtesy of Christina Shapiro/Texas Stars)

When Calvin Pickard was a 9-year-old in Winnipeg he made one of the most important decisions of his life — he wanted to be a goalie.

Pickard had first been “thrown into” the net when he was eight. And he played “pretty well” in goal, but still split time between forward and goalie until that all-important decision. Read more»

(Video) First NHL Goal: Randell tips home winning goal for Bruins

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Tyler Randell - Boston Bruins

Photo: Boston Bruins rookie forward Tyler Randell shows off the puck that he tipped past Colorado Avalanche goaltender Semyon Varlamov for his first career goal (courtesy of Michael Martin/NHLI via Getty Images)

It is a long way from the ECHL to the NHL, but Boston Bruins rookie forward Tyler Randell is hoping for an extended stay with the big club. Randell helped his cause by netting his first NHL goal in his debut in hockey’s top league, with that goal standing as the game-winning goal in the Bruins 6-2 victory over the Colorado Avalanche. Read more»

(Video) First NHL Goal: Brickley nets game-winner for Panthers

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Connor Brickley - Florida Panthers

Photo: Florida Panthers rookie forward Connor Brickley holds the puck that he deposited into the Carolina Hurricanes net for his first NHL goal in the Panthers win over the Hurricanes (courtesy of Gregg Forwerck/NHLI via Getty Images)

After having what he thought was his first NHL goal waved off, Florida Panthers rookie forward Connor Brickley made sure his next chance counted as his actual first goal ended up being the game winner in a 4-1 victory over the Carolina Hurricanes. Read more»

2015-16 AHL Preview: Marlies could be the class of the North Division

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Ryan Dzingel - Ottawa Senators

Photo: Binghamton Senators forward and Ottawa Senators prospect Ryan Dzingel turned in a solid AHL rookie season in 2014-15, posting 17 goals and 34 points in 66 games (Mark Spowart/Icon Sportswire)

The North Division name comes over from the American Hockey League’s Western Conference along with three teams from last year’s division – Rochester, Utica and Toronto – in addition to the other three teams from New York state – Albany, Binghamton and Syracuse. The St. John’s IceCaps, who have switched their affiliation from Winnipeg to Montreal, also make up this seven-team division that has several pre-existing rivalries due to the close proximity of most of the teams. Read more»

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