(Video) First NHL Goal: Wennberg, Rakell and Karlsson form Swedish trio finding the twine

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Rickard Rakell - Anaheim Ducks

Photo: Anaheim Ducks forward Rickard Rakell (#67) celebrates his first NHL goal with teammate Matt Beleskey (#39) during the Ducks 3-2 overtime win over the San Jose Sharks (courtesy of John Cordes/Icon Sportswire)

Monday night was a memorable one for Swedish players scoring their first NHL goals, with a trio of Swedes scoring their milestone goals in NHL action. The Columbus Blue JacketsAlexander Wennberg scored his goal in a loss to the Nashville Predators, while the Anaheim DucksRickard Rakell and the San Jose Sharks‘ Melker Karlsson took turns in a game won by the Ducks in overtime, 3-2. Read more»

(Video) First NHL Goal: Larsson, Schaller score for Sabres in weekend losses

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Tim Schaller - Buffalo Sabres

Photo: Buffalo Sabres rookie forward Tim Schaller slides the puck under Boston Bruins goaltender Tuukka Rask to score his first NHL goal (courtesy of Steve Babineau/NHLI via Getty Images)

Despite what would be considered an unsuccessful weekend in which they lost two games, the rebuilding Buffalo Sabres still received glimpses of a potentially better future with the first NHL goals from prospects Johan Larsson and Tim Schaller. Read more»

Phantoms’ Hagg hoping third time’s the charm for Sweden at 2015 WJC

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Robert Hagg - Team Sweden

Photo: Lehigh Valley Phantoms defenseman and Philadelphia Flyers prospect Robert Hagg will be competing for Sweden in his third and final U20 World Junior Championship (courtesy of Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

 

While teams in the American Hockey League are enjoying a short break for the holidays, Philadelphia Flyers defensive prospect Robert Hagg is gearing up for his third appearance with Team Sweden at the 2015 U20 World Junior Championship, which gets underway on Friday in Montreal and Toronto. Read more»

The Top Five most vibrant personalities among NHL prospects

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Josh Ho-Sang - Niagara IceDogs

Photo: Niagara IceDogs forward and New York Islanders prospect Josh Ho-Sang is one of the more outspoken, young players among NHL prospects (courtesy of Vaughn Ridley/Getty Images)

As exciting as hockey players are on the ice, they are notorious for being boring off the ice. If you’ve heard one post-game interview, you’ve heard them all. Most hockey players respond to questions with the same robotic cliches – “We, uhh, just need to, uhh,focus on the, uhhh, next game. We need to just, uhhh, continue to play our, uh, style of game; play a full, uh, 60 minutes, get, uh, pucks in deep and finish our checks, get shots on, uh, net, and create, uh, chances…uh.” Read more»

(Video) First NHL Goal: Folin nets lone Wild goal in loss to Sharks

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Christian Folin - Minnesota Wild

Photo: Minnesota Wild rookie defenseman Christian Folin played two seasons at UMass Lowell, netting 12 goals and adding 29 assists for 41 points in 79 NCAA games (courtesy of Andre Ringuette/NHLI via Getty Images)

Minnesota Wild defenseman Christian Folin was a coveted free agent after completing his sophomore season at the University of Massachusetts-Lowell back in March. In his 12th NHL game, Folin started to pay some dividends on his signing with the Wild by scoring his first NHL goal, the only goal for the Wild in a 2-1 loss to the San Jose Sharks. Read more»

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