The playoffs are not on the line on Thursday night in Buffalo. But that doesn't mean it's not an important game.
You already know about Andrew Hammond and Devan Dubnyk, so here are seven other players that have seemingly come out of nowhere to make huge impacts this season for their teams.
The Pittsburgh Penguins announced on Monday that forward Pascal Dupuis will not return to their lineup this season.
Dylan Strome of the Erie Otters won the OHL scoring title after notching six points in the last game of the regular season.
Sidney Crosby took over the NHL's scoring lead despite playing fewer games than his fellow Art Ross candidates.
Alex Ovechkin is going to score 50 goals again, something that should not be taken for granted in this era of the NHL.
This is the NHL Daily Picks where hockey writers Adam Gretz and Chris Peters make their picks for select games every day. On Saturday, there are a couple of huge games in the Western Conference playoff race.
Patrick Kane and Jonathan Toews were the latest NHLers to take GoPro cameras for a spin, showing off their incredible skills and a bit of their competitiveness as well.
The Pittsburgh Penguins lost two games over the weekend. More importantly, they also lost two of their best players for at least the next week.
A pair of losses and injuries to key players, as well as a bizarre string of penalties Sunday made for a tough weekend for the Pittsburgh Penguins.

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