Prospect Impressions: Case Study

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Prospect Impressions: Dramatic goals from NHL youngsters, Strome carves up Niagara,

SHL goalie 's lighter-side

Throughout the NHL, young players are making a major impact for their franchises as

teams are relying upon youth to lead their teams into the playoffs. In this week 's

Prospect Impressions, Rickard Rakell, Joel Armia, and Robby Fabbri are featured

with highlight-reel goals. Nashville Predators forward Craig Smith has his shot

blocked and you won 't believe who did it. Plenty more highlights including a fun

look at Dan Girardi 's pirate impression, and one SHL goalie who likes to have some

fun post-game.

Would you be surprised to know that Rickard Rakell currently sits fourth in team-

scoring for the Anaheim Ducks?
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Wow. What a

goal by Joel Armia. #NHLJets pic.twitter.com/vWsPU3dd89— Shane

O'Donnell (@shane1342o) February 26,

2016

Is Joel

Armia about to unleash the fury? His second goal of the night and the Jets have a

5-3 lead. What a goal by Armia.— Illegal Curve Hockey (@IllegalCurve) February 26,

2016

At the beginning of the season, there was an impression out there that the St.

Louis Blues were going to send Robby Fabbri back to junior hockey. In this case,

Fabbri 's play stood out and he simply forced his way into the lineup, where he has

been a consistent threat for a team blessed with a deep group of forwards. Fabbri

recently cracked the top-ten in NHL rookie scoring, and with 15 goals and 13

assists, he 's added his name into the equation for a Blues team expecting to make a

long playoff run.

Fabbri goal

pic.twitter.com/41n0aUFFPL—

Stephanie (@myregularface) February 29,

2016

Ah, Robby

Fabbri. True high-end talent for the Blues. A big reason why the competitive window

will remain open for some time here.— Jeff Gordon (@gordoszone) February 28,
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With a final spot in the Minnesota Boy 's Class AA State Hockey Championship on the

line, 3,400 fans filled the Aldrich Arena in Minnesota. With the game knotted up in

overtime, junior forward Noah Cates sent his team into hysteria with a spin-o-rama

goal that will be remembered in Minnesota hockey lore for a long time.

Stillwater

forward, Noah Cates, scores an insane spin-o-rama goal in OT to send his team to

the State Tournament. pic.twitter.com/DTaJMs3goo— Hockey

Tweets (@HKY_Tweets) February 28,

2016

Noah

Cates' OT goal for Stillwater last night vs. Hill was a thing of beauty but

that outlet pass from Gavin Holland was Kevin Love like.— Judd Zulgad

(@1500ESPNJudd) February 27,

2016

Somewhere in Welland, Ontario, there is a minor-hockey coach smiling as Dan Girardi

did exactly what he was taught growing up: keep an eye on the puck at all

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