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Thanksgiving treat - 11-27-08

Written by Seth Rorabaugh on .

(We love that lady's reaction behind the glass.)

Happy Thanksgiving. If you haven't heard FSN Pittsburgh will be airing the Winter Classic and Game 5 of the Stanley Cup final today.

If you can't get FSN Pittsburgh or you're just really impatient, we have Game 5 available here through Hulu. The entire Winter Classic isn't available anywhere online to our knowledge.

Enjoy:

EMPTY NETTER ASSISTS

Penguins

-Dave Molinari's game recap from last night. Maxime Talbot is day-to-day after taking a slap shot off the foot.

-Newsday's recap.

-Brooks Orpik hates Thanksgiving.

-Evgeni Malkin talked to Dan Potash after the game:

-One good thing about games at Nassau Coliseum is that there are almost always amazing overhead photos. Last night was no exception:

-The Sidney Crosby Show has a pretty full gallery.

-John Curry became the 36th former Wheeling Nailer to play in the NHL.

-Adam Berkhoel made 40 saves for the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins who were beaten by the rival Philadelphia Phantoms, 5-1.

-This game had five fights including this one with the Penguins Deryk Engelland and Jeff Szwez:

-The Steel City Assault channel at YouTube has more.

-AHL Penguins captain Dave Gove called this his team's worst game of the season.

-Tommy Goebel score the Wheeling Nailers' only goal in a 3-1 loss to the rival Johnstown Chiefs.

Atlantic Division

-Simon Gagne had two goals and an assist for the Flyers in a 3-1 win at Carolina. Philadelphia has won six consecutive games.

-Shootout goals by Markus Naslund and Nikolai Zherdev gave the Rangers a 3-2 win at Tampa Bay. Naslund had two goals in regulation. Former Penguins Ryan Malone and Mark Recchi scored in regulation for the Lightning.

-Zheredev and Steven Stamkos got into a fight last night:

-We can imagine their coaches were too thrilled to see that.

-Johnny Oduya's overtime goal gave the Devils a 3-2 win at Florida.

-Islanders defenseman Freddy Meyer returned to the lineup last night for the first time following hernia surgery.

-Islanders rookie forward Josh Bailey made his case to stay in the NHL last night.

Northeast Division

-Derek Roy had two goals for the Sabres who edged the Bruins, 3-2. The win snapped a five-game losing streak for Buffalo.

-The Sabres unveiled their new "old" "fake" third jerseys:

-We call them "fake" because they have that stupid white piping on them. But we suppose anything that moves away from the "Buffaslug" is a step in the right direction.

-Carey Price made 32 saves for the Canadiens in a 3-1 win at Detroit.

-After getting run over by Atlanta's Colby Armstrong Tuesday, Maple Leafs forward Jason Blake is dealing with a suspected concussion. To replace him, Toronto recalled forward Andre Deveaux from their AHL affiliate.

-Ian White plan on dishing out some frontier justice to Atlanta's Ilya Kovalchuk.

-Montreal Canadiens defenseman Ryan O'Byrne's own goal is news on a Dutch new Web site:

(Kudos to Ronda from A Girl's Hockey Obsession for the heads up.)

-Former Bruins and Kansas City Scouts coach Armand "Bep" Guidolin passed away. He was most famous being the youngest player in NHL history. At age 16, he played 42 games for the Bruins who had some of their players fighting in World War II during the 1942-43 season.

-Senators defenseman Alex Picard's progress has made the deal that sent defenseman Andrej Meszaros to the Lightning look like a good one.

Southeast Division

-Alex Ovechkin had his sixth career hat trick and an assist for the Capitals in a 5-3 defeat of the Thrashers.

-With a number of players dealing with injuries, the Capitals recalled defensemen Karl Alzner, Sami Lepisto and forward Chris Bourque and Graham Mink from Heshey of the AHL. Alzner, the Capitals 2007 first-round pick, made his NHL debut last night.

-The Hurricanes activated defenseman Frantisek Kaberle from injured reserve.

-The Lightning demoted defenseman and former Penguins prospect Jamie Heward to Norfolk of the AHL.

-Japer's Rink has found a new home.

Central Division

-As if Ryan O'Byrne's week hasn't been bad enough, check out what Detroit's Johan Franzen did to him on this spectacular goal last night:

-The Red Wings demoted forward Darren McCarty to Grand Rapids of the AHL and recalled forward Darren Helm.

-It looks like the Red Wings are going to platoon goaltenders Ty Conklin and Chris Osgood until further notice.

-Former Red Wings forward Dallas Drake has become a high school coach.

-Detroit's economy is really hurting the Red Wings' attendance.

-The Blues have seen a jump in attendance.

-Defenseman Carlo Colaiacovo and forward Alexander Steen made their debut with St. Louis last night.

-Would-be Predators and Penguins owner Jim Balsillie will just not go away.

-Nashville's Shea Weber is one of the best defensemen you don't know anything about.

-Blackhawks defenseman Brian Campbell is to San Jose what Detroit forward Marian Hossa is to Pittsburgh.

-Chicago goaltender Nikolai Khabibulin and defenseman Aaron Johnson suffered injuries last night.

-Blue Jackets forward Derek Dorsett broke a finger while fighting Coyotes forward Daniel Carcillo last night. Defenseman Kris Russell was recalled from Syracuse of the AHL to replace him.

Northwest Division

-Ian Laperriere and Daniel Tjarnqvist each had a goal and an assist for the Avalanche in a 3-1 defeat of the Blues.

-Colorado's captain Joe Sakic was held scoreless after missing six games with back and teeth issues.

-The Avalanche isn't exactly the most physical team in the league.

-Canucks forward Ryan Johnson is dealing with a broken foot.

-Vancouver defenseman Willie Mitchell has been putting up some impressive numbers.

-Fin, the Canucks' mascot, is doing well in the romance department.

-The Oilers need forward Erik Cole to start producing.

-Slowly but surely, Wild defenseman Kurtis Foster is making his way back from a broken femur.

-Hockey is kind of big in Minnesota.

Pacific Division

-Joe Thornton's (above with Ryane Clowe) overtime goal gave the Sharks a 3-2 win against the Blackhawks.

-In 13 home games this season, the Sharks have yet to lose in regulation.

-Anze Kopitar and Patrick O'Sullivan each had a goal and an assist for the Kings in a 2-1 win at Edmonton.

-Mikael Tellqvist made 38 saves for the Coyotes in a 3-2 win at Columbus.

-Loui Eriksson had a goal and two assists for the Stars in a 4-3 win at Minnesota.

-Stars backup goaltender Tobias Stephan is waiting for his chance to play.

-Ducks goaltender Jean-Sebastien Giguere left his team due to a personal situation.

-Folks in Detroit are still a little bitter about Claude Lemieux signing with the Shark's AHL affiliate.

Norris Division

-Remember how the NHL All-Star Game used to have that lame North America vs. The World format? Well that KHL's format is even lamer. It celebrates moody but talented superstars. It will be "Yashin Team" vs. Jagr Team."  Alexei Yashin's team will be composed of Russians while Jaromir Jagr's will be a collection from other countries.

-Canadians account for 52 percent of the NHL.

-Hockey players tend to lose teeth.

-We chatted with Patrick Hoffman of Goal Line Report over at Kuklas Korner. Click here to read.

(Photos: Talbot and Crosby faceoff-Jim McIsaac/Getty Images; Thornton-Marcio Jose Sanchez/Associated Press)

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