Providence Bruins firing on all cylinders heading down the stretch

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Seth Griffith - Providence Bruins

Photo: Providence Bruins forward and Boston Bruins prospect Seth Griffith leads the AHL Bruins in scoring, and is second overall in scoring in the AHL (courtesy of Richard T. Gagnon/Getty Images)

As the calendar hit 2016, the Providence Bruins found themselves one spot from the bottom of the Atlantic Division with a 12-15-5-1 record. After an incredible run to start the New Year saw them go 16 games without a regulation loss (12-0-3-1), the AHL Bruins are now firmly in the playoff race in fourth place with 24 games left on their schedule . Read more»

Ritchie brothers looking to bring their brand of power to the NHL

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Brett Ritchie - Texas Stars

Photo: Texas Stars forward and Dallas Stars prospect Brett Ritchie appeared in 31 NHL games in the 2014-15 season but is still waiting for his call-up in the 2015-16 campaign (courtesy of Frank Jansky/Icon Sportswire)

Two of the best power forwards in the AHL’s Pacific Division are constantly communicating.

Sometimes it is via text, other times it is a quick call. When they don’t directly communicate, one is often watching the other’s game online or checking the box score on the AHL website. Read more»

No time like the present for Maple Leafs’ Josh Leivo

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Josh Leivo - Toronto Maple Leafs

Photo: Toronto Maple Leafs forward Josh Leivo is in his second tour of duty with the NHL club in 2015-16, posting three goals in seven NHL games (courtesy of Dan Hamilton/Icon Sportswire)

Currently in his third season of hockey at the professional level – the final year of his entry-level contract with the Toronto Maple Leafs organization – forward Josh Leivo has appeared in NHL games with the Leafs in each of his three seasons, but each time has found himself back in the AHL with the Toronto Marlies. Read more»

Admirals’ Gaudreau building momentum towards NHL opportunity

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Frederick Gaudreau - Milwaukee Admirals

Photo: Milwaukee Admirals forward and Nashville Predators prospect Frederick Gaudreau signed a two-year, entry-level NHL contract with the Predators in January (courtesy of Frank Jansky/Icon Sportswire)

Everything is “moving so fast” this season for Milwaukee Admirals forward and newly-minted Nashville Predators prospect, Frederick Gaudreau.

He’s tied for the team lead with 32 points (12 goals, 20 assists) in 51 games, and on Jan. 5th the Predators signed the undrafted 22-year-old to his first NHL contract. Read more»

AHL Western Conference Notebook, February, 2016: Playoff races heat up, potential All-Rookie candidates

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Colin Smith - Toronto Marlies

Photo: The NHL trade deadline will have an effect on AHL clubs, as well, with the Colorado Avalanche sending prospect Colin Smith to the Toronto Maple Leafs. Smith, the third-leading scorer for the Rampage before the trade, will join the powerhouse Toronto Marlies (courtesy of Frank Jansky/Icon Sportswire)

The Iowa Wild may be at the bottom of the AHL standings, but the team has been at the epicenter of several NHL headlines in February.

On Feb. 13th, the Minnesota Wild announced that Iowa Wild head coach John Torchetti would replace Mike Yeo as the head coach of the NHL franchise. Read more»

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