Empty Netter Assists - 01-25-10

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-Dave Molinari's recap from yesterday's game. "I didn't do anything." - Matt Cooke (above, with Alex Goligoski and Sidney Crosby) on his game-winning goal.

-The Philadelphia Daily News' recap. Mike Richards' disallowed goal in the first period was huge.

-The Philadelphia Inquirer's recap. The Flyers had a six-game home winning streak snapped.

-The Associated Press' recap. "That’s a two-goal swing right there." - Scott Hartnell on Richards' non-goal.'s recap. Philadelphia coach Peter Laviolette was pretty critical of the officiating.

-Mike Lange's goal calls.

-Highlights, courtesy of EN contributor GhostWalker40:

-"He’s garbage to me and I have no respect for him at all." - Flyers forward Arron Asham on Cooke. Asham accused Cooke of biting him.

-The alleged biting incident:

-In other news:

-The Richards non-goal:

-Happy times for Crosby and Gonchar:

-More happy times for the Penguins:

-Crosby surveying the ice while being defended by Chris Pronger:

-Things getting a little hairy:

-Crosby getting a jolt from Ian Laperriere:

-Evgeni Malkin and Darroll Powe had issues:

-Ray Emery had some issues with this puck:

-Happy times for Jeff Carter:

-Special teams were the difference.

-How much of a future does Bill Guerin have with the Penguins?

-The Penguins and Blues apparently played a whole bunch of extra hockey recently:

-Michael-Lee Teslak made 17 saves for the Wheeling Nailers in a 3-2 win against the South Carolina Stingrays.

-Shameless Plug: We'll be guess hosting "Penguins Live" along with Tom Grimm on the Penguins' HD radio station, 105.9-HD2, today beginning at 9 a.m. Click here to listen.

Atlantic Division

-The Devils demoted forward Ben Walter to Lowell of the AHL.

-The Flyers signed defenseman Dennis Bodrov, second-round pick in 2006, to a three-year entry-level contract.

Northeast Division

-The Canadiens recalled forward Ben Maxwell from Hamilton and demoted forwards Matt D'Agostini and Max Pacioretty.

Southeast Division

-Jussi Jokinen had a goal and two assists for the Hurricanes in a 5-1 defeat of the Bruins. Brandon Sutter (above, scoring on Boston's Tim Thomas) and Ray Whitney each added a goal and an assist while teammate Joni Pitkanen recorded two assists. Cam Ward made 27 saves in the victory. The win was the 131st in Ward's career and moved him past Arturs Irbe for most all-time in franchise history.

-Check out the play by Whitney to set up Sutter:

-The Hurricanes recalled goaltender Justin Peters from Albany of the AHL.

-The Lightning demoted goaltender Dustin Tokarski to Norfolk of the AHL.

-With a career-high 14 goals, Capitals forward Eric Fehr, a first-round pick in 2003, is starting to realize his potential.

Central Division

-Red Wings forward Tomas Holmstrom, out since Jan. 6 due to a broken foot, could be back in the lineup just in time for a game at Mellon Arena Sunday.

-The Blue recalled defenseman Tyson Strachan from Peoria of the AHL.

Northwest Division

-Craig Anderson made 27 saves for the Avalanche in a 4-0 shutout of the Stars. Paul Stastny and Chris Stewart (above, left, with Stastny) each had a goal and an assist for Colorado which has won six consecutive games.

-"He's a coward and that's the way it is." - Canucks forward Ryan Kesler on Blackhawks forward Andrew Ladd.

-The Canucks are boycotting the CBC following critical comments by Hockey Night in Canada host Ron MacLean regarding Vancouver forward Alex Burrows.

Pacific Division

-Kings coach Terry Murray compared defenseman Drew Doughty to Ray Bourque, Paul Coffey and Bobby Orr.

Smythe Division

-Happy 83rd birthday to former Pittsburgh Hornets defenseman and Hockey Hall of Fame member Fern Flaman.

(Photos: Penguins/Flyers-Jim McIsaac/Getty Images and Matt Slocum/Associated Press; Bruins/Hurricanes-Gerry Broome/Associated Press; Stars/Avalanche-David Zalubowski/Associated Press)

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