(Note: To the reader who said hello to us after last night's game, we apologize for being brief with you. We were in a rush to get to the locker room.)
-Dave Molinari's recap from last night's game. "That's why you play 60 minutes." - Alex Goligoski.
-The Columbus Dispatch's recap. "We took our foot off the gas, it's that simple." - Blue Jackets coach Ken Hitchcock.
-The Associated Press' recap. "It was kind of a fluky. The puck kept going." - Sidney Crosby on his shootout goal on Chris Mason (above).
-NHL.com's recap. Evgeni who?
-Highlights courtesty of EN contributor GhostWalker40:
-Crosby, Brent Johnson and Chris Kunitz speak:
-Happy times for the Penguins:
-Johnson stoning Columbus' Kristian Huselius in the shootout:
-Chris Bourque pressuring Columbus' Derek Dorsett:
-Happy times for Rick Nash:
-Penguins fans invaded Columbus.
-How much of a chance does Marc-Andre Fleury have at being one of Canada's top two goaltenders in the 2010 Olympics?
-The Penguins' Chris DeVivo spotted a model of Consol Energy Center made out of Legos:
-Dustin Jeffrey scored the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins' only goal in a 2-1 loss to the Manitoba Moose.
-Casey Pierro-Zabotel had three assists for the Wheeling Nailers in a 6-5 shutout loss to the Kalamazoo Wings.
-Mark Streit's overtime goal gave the Islanders a 4-3 win at Washington. Streit added an assist while teammate Frans Nielsen contributed two goals. Dwayne Roloson made 37 saves in the win. Tomas Fleischmann led Washington with two goals. The Capitals had a six-game winning streak snapped.
-Highlights including Streit's goal:
-Roloson with the crazy eyes:
-With forward Daniel Briere dealing with a "lower-body" injury, the Flyers recalled forward David Laliberte from Adirondack of the AHL.
-The Rangers recalled Dane Byers from Hartford of the AHL.
-Tim Connolly's overtime goal gave the Sabres a 3-2 win against the rival Maple Leafs. Connolly ended up with two goals and an assist while teammate Jason Pominville recorded two assists. Ryan Miller made 33 saves in the win. Tomas Kaberle led Toronto with two assists.
-Buffalo's goals, including Connolly's game-winner as called by the legendary Rick Jeanneret:
-Mikhail Grabovski scored late in the third to tie this game:
-To say the least, Grabovski was really excited for his goal:
-Connolly and Toronto's Garnet Exelby battling for the puck:
-Bruins coach Claude Julien called out captain Zdeno Chara.
-Sabres forward Paul Gaustad is dealing with the flu.
-Senators forward Jason Spezza is dealing with an "upper-body" injury.
-The Maple Leafs recalled forward Jiri Tlusty from their AHL affiliate, also in Toronto, and demoted forward Viktor Stahlberg.
-Tomorrow marks the 50th anniversary of Jacques Plante debut with a goaltending mask.
-Rostislav Olesz's shootout goal gave the Panthers a 6-5 win at Dallas. Florida was led by Steven Reinprect who had a hat trick and an assist while teammate Nathan Horton had three assists. Fabian Brunnstrom and Brian Sutherby each had a goal and an assist for the Stars.
-Reinprecht's hat trick:
-In his second season in the NHL, Lightning forward Steven Stamkos is playing like someone who was the first overall pick in the 2008 draft.
-Cam Barker and Kris Versteeg each had a goal and an assist for the Blackhawks in a 3-2 win against the Blackhawks. Chicago's Patrick Kane added two assists.
-Today's dangerous headshot is brought to you by Chicago's Andrew Ladd on Montreal's Matt D'Agostini:
-Ladd's not a star so we expect him to be suspended.
-Awkward Photo of the Night: Chicago's John Madden and Montreal's Tomas Plekanec:
-Blue Jackets forward R.J. Umberber is from Pittsburgh likes Philly Cheese Steaks better than Primanti's?
-The Predators recalled forward Peter Olvecky from Milwaukee of the AHL and demoted forward Cal O'Reilly.
-Forward Todd Bertuzzi wished he never left the Red Wings organization after the 2006-07 season.
-Former Penguins forward Petr Sykora had a goal and an assist for the Wild in a 3-2 win against the Rangers. Fire Ray Shero. Teammate Mikko Koivu added two assists.
-Minnesota's Martin Havlat could't get this wrap-around attempt by New York's Henrik Lundqvist:
-The Canucks recalled forward Mario Bliznak from Manitoba of the AHL and demoted forward Sergei Shirokov.
-Corey Perry and Bobby Ryan (above) each had two goals and an assist for the Ducks who blasted the Cancuks, 7-2. Teammate Joffrey Lupul added a goal and an assist. Jonas Hiller made 36 saves in the win.
-Ryan Clowe had a goal and an assist for the Sharks in a 3-1 win against the Avalanche. Teammate Patrick Marleau added two assists.
-Cool Photo of the Night: San Jose's Logan Couture taking the ice:
-With goaltender Marty Turco falling ill, the Stars recalled goaltender Matt Climie from Texas of the AHL.
-The Kings demoted forward Trevor Lewis to Manchester of the AHL.
-Ian Penny resigned as the NHLPA's interim director.
-Robert Morris' mens team fell to Quinnipiac, 5-0.
(Photos: Crosby, Penguins team, Johnson, Bourque and Nash-Jay LaPrete/Associated Press; Roloson-Nick Wass/Associated Press; Grabovski-Don Heupel/Associated Press; Connolly-Rick Stewart/Getty Images; Madden-David Banks/Associated Press; Havlat-Andy King/Associated Press; Ryan-Harry How/Getty Images; Couture-Ezra Shaw/Getty Images