-What tells us Rangers goaltender Henrik Lundqvist might share Sergei Kostitsyn's opinion on the abilities of Sidney Crosby this morning:
-Kris Letang going all Bobby Orr last night:
-Dave Molinari's recap from last night. The Penguins will take wins anyway they can get them.
-The Associated Press' recap. The Penguins finally looked like an offensive powerhouse.
-Newsday's recap. Things fell apart in the third period for New York.
-The North Jersey Media Group's recap. Henrik Lundqvist took the blame for the loss.
-Here's Colton Orr's hit on Sidney Crosby last night:
-Is that dirty? Did he sweep Crosby's tender left leg out from behind?
-It's time Rob Scuderi got paid.
-Matt Cooke isn't a happy man right now.
-According to a scoring system created by David Staples of the Edmonton Journal, Brooks Orpik is the best defensive defenseman in the NHL.
-Paul Bissonnette has been up and down between Wilkes-Barre/Scranton and Pittsburgh quite a bit this season.
-The Wheeling Nailers acquired forward Bo Cheesman from Alaska of the ECHL.
-If you were born in a year the Steelers played in a Superbowl, the Nailers will give you a free ticket to Saturday's game. Three-year-olds all around the tri-state area are lucking out.
-Flyers captain Mike Richards claims officials call penalties against his team based on it's reputation. In other news, January tends to be a cold month in the Northern Hemisphere.
-With Hilary Clinton's seat in the U.S. Senate being filled by New York representative Kirsten Gillibrand, the name of former Rangers goaltender Mike Richter has come up as a potential replacement for Gillibrand in Congress. Frankly, Richter's former position as a Wendy's lobbyist is a red flag for us:
-The Islanders could make history tonight, and not in a good way.
-Bruins forward Phil Kessel is expected to make a quick recovery from mononucleosis.
-Toronto will "honour" the jersey of former captain Doug Gilmour prior to Saturday's game with the Penguins.
-The Maple Leafs demoted goaltender Justin Pogge to their AHL affiliate.
-Toronto's European players haven't exactly thrived since Brian Burke took over.
-Toronto coach Ron Wilson referred to some of his players as "weeds."
-Nancy Botwin not impressed.
-It's nice to see former Senators goaltender Ray Emery is still his ever lovely self. Currently in the KHL, he recently attacked a team trainer on the bench:
-The Hurricanes recalled forward Michael Ryan from Albany of the AHL.
-Lightning goaltender Olaf Kolzig will miss the rest of the season due to an arm injury.
-With 31 points, former Penguins forward Mark Recchi is the Lightning's third leading scorer. Fire Ray Shero.
-Forward Rich Peverly has been quite the pick up for the Thrashers.
-Atlanta Spirit, the ownership group for the Thrashers and Hawks of the NBA, has lost $174 million since the 2002-03 seasons.
-David Booth has developed into a nice player for the Panthers.
-The Capitals might be the only insitution in Washington not worried about the economy.
-Washington demoted defenseman Karl Alzner to Hershey of the AHL.