Buffalo Bills coach Rex Ryan, left, and his brother Rob got an eyeful during Friday's game pitting the host Sabres against the Atlantic Division-rival Boston Bruins. While the Ryans witnessed plenty of great moments on the ice that night, here's a closer look at a few others great moments in the NHL this week:
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Impressive 'Entourage' visits Staple Center
Monday's tilt pitting the host Los Angeles Kings and Detroit Red Wings boasted some star power as "Scrubs" actor John C. McGinley (left) and "Entourage" actor Kevin Dillon (second from left) joined tennis great John McEnroe (second from right) and television producer Jerry Bruckheimer at the Staples Center. Dillon later posed for a photo with Red Wings goaltender Petr Mrazek.
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Lightning's Namestnikov zaps Penguins
Vladislav Namestnikov, right, completed a hat trick 2:11 into overtime as the Tampa Bay Lightning posted a 5-4 victory over the Pittsburgh Penguins on Friday. The 23-year-old Russian has recorded eight points (three goals, five assists) during his four-game point streak.
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Quenneville, Blackhawks keep on winning
Joel Quenneville flashed a rare smile on Tuesday after he tied the late Al Arbour for the second-most coaching wins in NHL history following the Chicago Blackhawks' 3-2 triumph over the Central Division-rival Nashville Predators. Quenneville recorded his 783rd victory two nights later as the Blackhawks skated to a 2-1 win over the Montreal Canadiens.
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Avalanche's Pickard picks up first NHL shutout
Calvin Pickard, right, turned aside all 27 shots he faced to post his first career NHL shutout on Thursday in the Colorado Avalanche's 3-0 triumph over the New Jersey Devils. Recalled from San Antonio of the American Hockey League last month, the 23-year-old Pickard preserved the blanking by making 14 saves in the third period.
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Reinhart regains composure en route to first hat trick
Rookie Sam Reinhart may have fallen to the ice here, but he quickly rebounded to secure his first career hat trick and lifted the Buffalo Sabres to a 4-2 victory over the Winnipeg Jets on Sunday. Reinhart benefited from an assist from former Jet Evander Kane on an empty-net goal to cap off his hat trick with 25.7 seconds to play.
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Kane's first career regular-season hat trick paces Blackhawks
Superstar Patrick Kane overcame this collision with Leo Komarov to record his first career regular-season hat trick and fuel the Chicago Blackhawks to their 10th straight win with a 4-1 triumph over the Toronto Maple Leafs on Friday. Kane notched a pair of three-goal performances in the playoffs, with his first coming versus Vancouver in 2009 to clinch a berth into the Western Conference final while the latter in double overtime sent the Blackhawks to the Stanley Cup final in 2013.
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Coyotes' Domi nets hat trick to drill Oilers
Max Domi, left, broke out of a scoring drought in a big way on Tuesday, collecting his first career hat trick as the Arizona Coyotes skated to a 4-3 victory over the Pacific Division-rival Edmonton Oilers. The Coyotes lead the league with five hat tricks this season, with Domi joining fellow rookie Anthony Duclair, right, captain Shane Doan and Mikkel Boedker (who has two hat tricks this season).
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Islanders' Nelson nets four-point performance vs. Blue Jackets
Brock Nelson dropped to his knees on Tuesday after he secured the first hat trick at Barclays Center in the New York Islanders' 5-2 victory over the Metropolitan Division-rival Columbus Blue Jackets. Nelson also had an assist for his second career four-point performance, with the first coming when he scored two goals and set up two others versus the Carolina Hurricanes on Oct. 10, 2014.
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'Great Eight' celebrates No. 500
Washington Capitals captain Alex Ovechkin salutes the crowd after he became the 43rd member of the 500-goal club on Sunday. Ovechkin, who scored again in the 7-1 rout over the Ottawa Senators, was the fifth fastest NHL player to reach the milestone - residing behind only Wayne Gretzky (575 games), Mario Lemieux (605), Mike Bossy (647) and Brett Hull (693).
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Red-hot Flame Bennett scorches Panthers
Rookie forward Sam Bennett recorded a hat trick in the first period en route to a four-goal performance on Wednesday as the Calgary Flames breezed to a 6-0 rout of the Florida Panthers. Bennett's first-career multi-goal performance made him the second rookie in the past 16 seasons to tally four times in a game, joining San Jose's Tomas Hertl (2013) for the honor.