-Alex Goligoski hates coats.
-We'd keep that Ryan Malone jersey in mothballs.
-And we wouldn't preorder that Sean Avery Penguins jersey either.
-Greg Wyshynski of Yahoo! got a hold of a translated interview with Evgeni Malkin. He's planning on buying a house and he likes green wallpaper.
-Wyshynski also provides the latest example of why the NHL's all-star voting is absurd.
-Devils forward Brian Rolston sought advice from Sidney Crosby (right) on high ankle sprains.
-Jonathan Bombulie of the Wilkes-Barre/Citizens Voice seems to think the NHL Penguins will be making some call ups soon.
-Penguins prospect T.J. Kemp will play for Canada in the Spengler Cup. He will be joined by former Penguins Ric Jackman, Shawn Heins, Domenic Pittis, Randy Robitaille and Jeff Toms.
-Simon Gagne and Mike Richards each had a goal and two assists for the Flyers in a 5-2 defeat of the Avalanche. Philadelphia has won five consecutive games.
-Henrik Lundqvist made a "whopping" 19 saves for the Rangers in a 3-1 win at Anaheim.
-Check out this crazy little fight between New York's Aaron Voros and Anaheim's Steve Montador. Montador lands about 58 body shots early on:
-With goaltender Martin Biron dealing with the flu, the Flyers recalled goaltender Scott Monroe from their puppy-drowning AHL affiliate.
-Flyers assistant coach and former Penguins forward Joe Mullen is a big reason Philadelphia's power play has been hot.
-Philadelphia's unpredictable weather makes it a poor choice to host a Winter Classic.
-The Devils activated defenseman Andy Greene from injured reserve.
-The Islanders recalled forward Ben Walter from Bridgeport of the AHL.
-Shootout goals by Jeremy Williams and Jason Blake gave the Maple Leafs a 3-2 win against the Devils. Tomas Kaberle led Toronto with two assists.
-Check out Blake's shootout goal:
-Sabres forward Nathan Gerbe is dealing with an "upper-body" injury.
-Buffalo forward Derek Roy expects to to be a point-per-game player.
-Ottawa forward and former Penguin Jarkko Ruutu dropped the gloves with Atlanta's Jim Slater last night:
-Alex Ovechkin's overtime goal gave the Capitals a 5-4 win against the Islanders. Ovechkin finished with two goals. Former Penguins forward Richard Park had a goal and two assists for the Islanders who have lost seven consecutive games. Fire Craig Patrick.
-The Capitals had to go through warm-ups last night without a net.
-Former Penguins forward Colby Armstrong scored two goals and lifted the Thrashers to a 4-1 win at Ottawa. Todd White added a goal and an assist. Fire Ray Shero.
-Thrashers forward Ilya Kovalchuk has been racking up the ice time lately.
-Two power-play goals by Eric Staal lifted the Hurricanes to a 3-2 win against the Canadiens. Teammate Sergei Samsonov contributed two assists.
(Photo: Gene J. Puskar/Associated Press)