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Empty Netters Assists - Eastern Conference - 2-19-09

Written by Seth Rorabaugh on .

Penguins

-Michael Farber of Sports Illustrated has a good look at Sidney Crosby's (right) linemates.

-Meet Todd Reirden, the new interim coach of the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins.

-Wilkes-Barre/Scranton captain Dave Gove is serving as the team's assistant coach until one is found.

-Wheeling Nailers coach Greg Puhalski is feeling Michel Therrien's pain.

Atlantic Division

-Scoreboard watch for the Penguins: Chris Drury had three assists and led the Rangers to a much-needed 3-1 win against the rival Islanders. The Rangers are in fifth place in the Eastern Conference with 68 points, eight more than the Penguins who are in tenth place with 60.

-The Devils recalled defenseman Anssi Salmela from Lowell of the AHL.

-Rangers forward Lauri Korpikoski is dealing with an "upper-body" injury.

-Flyers forward Darroll Powe might be the nerdiest puppy-drowner you know of.

Northeast Division

-The Sabres demoted forward Nathan Gerbe to Portland of the AHL.

-Bruins forward Patrice Bergeron is finally starting to get his game back.

-Senators defenseman Jason Smith appeared in his 1,000th career game Tuesday.

-Ottawa recalled forward Josh Hennessy from Binghamton of the AHL.

Southeast Division

-Check out this insane goal Washington's Alex Ovechkin scored last night:

-The Capitals have their own "F Line."

-Hurricanes defenseman Joni Pitkanen is dealing with an "upper-body" injury.

-The Panthers need forward Stephen Weiss to be more selfish.

-There's finally a plan in place in Florida. And it's working.

(Photo: Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

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