While our dreams of having
fans send us photos from every Penguins road game has fallen a bit short, it
doesn't mean we're still not accepting submissions. Here are the
photos EN reader Joe Babik took and sent to us from the Penguins-Sharks
game on Tuesday:
And as if those weren't enough, EN reader Mario Lopez of Charlotte sent us a picture of his Jack-o-Lantern:
EMPTY NETTER ASSISTS
-Shelly Anderson's recap from last night.
-According to the story, Petr Sykora had a tooth knocked loose at the end of the second period.
-The Penguins need to get the cycle going.
-You better update your Hal Gill and Rob Scuderi jerseys. They have "A's" on them now.
-Curtis Darling had 45 saves for the Wheeling Nailers in a 3-2 shootout loss to the rival Johnstown Chiefs.
-Going Five Hole spotted the new Maxime Talbot/A&L Motors commercial on YouTube:
-Like we said earlier, not as good as the original:
-Or even the "updated" one.
-What makes Marc-Andre Fleury a franchise goaltender?
-Penguins prospect Nathan Moon is dealing with a shoulder injury.
-The Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins rookies have some cruddy jobs.
-Random YouTube Find of the Day: Former Penguins defenseman Randy Carlyle moving a really ugly couch into his old house in Pittsburgh:
A YouTube poster named Pensgoals has a wealth of old-school Penguins videos, including the one above, available for viewers. Please check out his or her channel.
-For any of you old Pirates fans, check out this Bob Prince commercial for Dollar Bank offering free Penguins tickets:
The Penguins need to bring back Puck Bucks:
-Zach Parise had two goals and led the Devils to a 6-1 rout of the Thrashers.
-Devils goaltender Martin Brodeur suffered an elbow injury during the game.
-Islanders goaltender Rick DiPietro will be out 4-to-6 weeks due to knee surgery.
-Flyers forward Jeff Carter (right) is playing some serious two-way hockey. And killing puppies
-Check out the fight Islanders forward Mitch Fritz had with Montreal goon and former Penguin Georges Laraque:
-Laraque didn't exactly fare too well there.
-You have to love those classic Islanders uniforms.
-Alex Kovalev and Tomas Plekanec had two goals and two assists each for the Canadiens who edged the Islanders in a 5-4 comeback win. The Islanders are off to a franchise-worst 2-7-1 record.
-Boston got two goals from Marco Sturm in a fight-filled 5-1 defeat of the Stars.
-Here's the video of all the "festivities" in Boston last night:
-Steve Ott deserves a suspension for going after Stephane Yelle's knees at the beginning.
-Former Penguins defenseman Andrew Ference deserves a beer for destroying Ott at center ice at the 1:49 mark.
-Marc Savard deserves a medal for jumping on Sean Avery's back and punching him in the back of the head at the 5:40 mark.
-Play-by-play announcer Jack Edwards needs a coffee. He's not excited enough.
-Amazing how no one is talking how brilliant Stars' co-general managers Brett Hull and Les Jackson are anymore. Their team has given up 50 goals so far this season, the most in the NHL.
-As you saw, the Bruins showed some team toughness last night.
-Buffalo's Ryan Miller made 29 saves in a 5-0 shutout of the Capitals. Thomas Vanek contributed two goals for the Sabres who broke a three-game losing streak.
-John Mitchell had two goals and an assist for the Maple Leafs in a 5-2 defeat of the Rangers. The loss snapped a four-game winning streak for the Rangers.
-The Maple Leafs denied a rumor they were pursuing Thrashers forward Ilya Kovalchuk.
-Former Rangers forwards
Dominic Moore and Ryan Hollweg are back together in Toronto.
-You know it's a long shootout when Evgeny Artyukhin is scoring the winning goal. His score in the eighth round gave the Lightning a 3-2 win against the Senators. Tampa Bay has won three games in a row.
-Capitals coach Bruce Boudreau did not echo the sentiments of Washington forward Alexander Semin in regards to Sidney Crosby.
-Washington defenseman Shaone Morrisonn is dealing with an undisclosed injury.
-The Thrashers recalled goaltender Ondrej Pavelec from Chicago of the AHL.
-The Lightning is cutting down on the playing time of Vincent Lecavalier and Martin St. Louis (right).
-Jonathan Toews' shootout goal gave the Blackhawks a 4-3 win at Columbus.
-A shootout goal by Martin Erat gave the Predators a 3-2 win against the Panthers.
-Nashville goaltender Pekka Rinne boosted his confidence last night.
-The Blue Jackets activated forward Raffi Torres from injured reserve.
-The Blues are having trouble getting shots on net.
-Free agent forward Brendan Shanahan is not interesting in joining the Predators.
-St. Louis rookie defenseman Alex Pietrangelo is recovering from a neck injury.
-Today's "Marian Hossa (right) is fitting in well with Detroit" article is brought to you by Marc Weber of the Vancouver Province.
-Ethan Moreau had two goals in the final 1:28 of regulation and gave the Oilers a 3-1 win at Carolina.
-Minnesota's Niklas Backstrom made 25 saves and claimed a 3-2 win at Phoenix.
-Minnesota rookie forward Colton Gilles played his childhood friend, Phoenix rookie forward Kyle Turris, last night.
-Todd Bertuzzi had two assist for the Flames in a 3-2 win at Los Angeles. The Flames have won six consecutive games.
-The Stars are a mess.
-Dallas goaltender Marty Turco called out his defense.
-Stars forward Mike Modano questioned his mental toughness.
-Ducks forward Teemu Selanne (right) is still making it rain. But not like Cowboys cornerback Adam Jones thankfully.
-Anaheim is still waiting on a diagnosis on forward George Parros' eye injury.
-Sharks rookie Jamie McGinn actually scored tickets to Game 5 of last seasons' Stanley Cup final. That was a pretty good game if you recall.
-Team Canada might not be able to wear its maple leaf logo on its jersey in the Olympics any longer.
(Photos: St. Louis-Bruce Bennett/Getty Images; Hossa-Claus Andersen/Getty Images; Selanne-Harry How/Getty Images)