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John Vogl’s The Top Line: Three people or groups making an impact in the hockey world

Kellan Lain, Vancouver

The Canucks’ rookie shot up the sympathy chart when his NHL debut lasted two seconds because of a puck-drop brawl. The second game went better. He scored his first goal.

B.J. Crombeen, Tampa Bay

The forward raised $70,000 for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation through an event co-hosted by Sam Fuld (Tampa Bay Rays) and Tom Crabtree (Buccaneers).

Jarome Iginla and Reilly Smith, Boston

The Bruins’ duo visited 180-year-old Perkins School, the nation’s first school for the blind, and played a form of hockey with the students while blindfolded.

The Sabres’ Week Ahead

Monday – At Pittsburgh: There’s no word on whether John Scott is an entrant in the WWE’s Royal Rumble, the big 30-man battle being held in the Penguins’ arena tonight.

Tuesday – Washington Capitals: Stop me if you’ve heard this one. The Capitals’ biggest immediate need is goaltending. The Sabres have a goalie on the trade market.

Thursday – At Phoenix: I love Buffalo. I grew up here. But I’ve been counting the seconds to this trip on my pale, frozen fingers for weeks. No flight delay, please!

Saturday – At Colorado: My guess is the Broncos will be the talk of the town since the Super Bowl is the following day. The Sabres-Avs are destined for Page S42.