Empty Netter Assists - 11-11-10

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  NOTE: Today's practice has been moved from Iceoplex at Southpointe to Consol Energy Center. Unlike Southpointe, practices at Consol Energy Center are not open to the public.


-Dave Molinari's recap from last night's game. "We had a chance to win the game. And we blew it." - Arron Asham (above).

-The Boston Globe's recap. "It’s not often you win a hockey game by playing only one period." - Bruins coach Claude Julien.

-The Associated Press' recap. "We got into playing some pretty risky hockey, and we paid for it." - Sidney Crosby.'s recap. Fifteen of the Bruins' skaters had 18 points.

-Mike Lange's goal calls.


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-Asham > Boston's Milan Lucic:

-Eric Godard vs. Boston's Shawn Thornton:

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-Maxime Talbot vs. Gregory Campbell:

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-Asham vs. Boston's Adam McQuaid:

-Dan Bylsma speaks:

-Happy times for Asham:

-Boston defenseman and former Penguin Andrew Ference > Mike Rupp:

-Fire Craig Patrick.

-Brent Johnson peeking behind his net:

-A fish-eye view of Evgeni Malkin:

-And Ben Lovejoy:

-Boston's Tim Thomas kept his eyes on this puck:

-Not so much here:

-Bruins coach Bill Dauterive Claude Julien offering instructions:

-Thomas and Zdeno Chara having a moment:

-Boston's Tim Thomas feels Marc-Andre Fleury's pain.

-Tickets to the Dec. 30 double header involving the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins and the Robert Morris men's team go on sale Thursday (PG+).

-Is Bylsma treating Fleury the right way (PG+)?

-The Penguins are good people:

-Sidney Crosby is a decent shooter:

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Atlantic Division

-With goaltender Martin Brodeur still dealing with a right elbow injury, the Devils recalled goaltender Mike McKenna from Albany of the AHL.

-Injured Devils forward Brian Rolston (sports hernia) is expected to return to the lineup Friday.

-Forward Mattias Tedenby became the eighth Devils player to make his NHL debut this season.

-The Islanders have gone eight consecutive games without a point.

-The Flyers have pretty much benched forward James van Riemsdyk (right). He was the first second overall pick in the 2007 draft.

-The greatest event of in the history of mankind demolition of The Spectrum in Philadelphia will begin Nov. 23.

-The Flyers are doing a team bonding golf trip at the famous No. 2 course at Pinehurst in North Carolina. There's probably a golf/playoff joke in there regarding the playoffs, but since the Flyers reached the Stanley Cup final last season, it's probably best to leave it go until the spring.

-Rangers forward Marian Gaborik is expected to return to the lineup tonight after missing 12 games due to a separated shoulder. Meanwhile, Rangers defenseman and former Penguin Michal Rozsival is expected to miss seven to 10 days due to a shoulder strain.

Northeast Division

-Shootout goals by Thomas Vanek and Derek Roy led the Sabres to a 5-4 win at New Jersey. Tyler Myers had a goal and two assists in regulation for Buffalo while Roy also added a goal and an assist in regulation. Jhonas Enroth (above) made 28 saves in the victory. Jason Arnott scored two regulation goals for New Jersey.

-As if this Ilya Kovalchuk signing couldn't have blown up any worse, this is what happened to him with the final shootout attempt last night:

-It wasn't all bad for New Jersey. Check out this save by former Penguin Johan Hedberg on Buffalo's Tyler Ennis:

-Roy being popular:

-Buffalo's Lindy Ruff became the first coach in NHL history to appear in his 1,000th career game with his first team.

-Senators defenseman Filip Kuba is on the verge of returning from a broken leg he suffered the first day of training camp.

Southeast Division

-Michael Frolik had a goal and two assists for the Panthers who beat the Maple Leafs, 4-1. Shawn Matthias (above, cleaning up a plastic rat) added a goal and an assist while Tomas Vokoun made 33 saves in the victory. Toronto has lost seven consecutive games.

-Toronto's Tyler Bozak > Florida's Marty Reasoner:

-Thrashers forward Bryan Little returned to practice for the first time since suffering a concussion and facial lacerations Oct. 29.

-The Lightning (8-4-2) is going to figure out how much it has truly improved this season when it faces the Capitals (11-4-0) tonight.

-The Capitals recalled Marcus Johansson from Hershey of the AHL and demoted goaltender Semyon Varlamov to Hershey.

Central Division

-Chris Clark and Jakub Voracek each scored two goals for the Blue Jackets in an 8-1 thrashing of the Blues. Derrick Brassard added three assists for Columbus while teammates Fedor Tyutin and Antoine Vermette each recorded a goal and an assist. Steve Mason made 29 saves in the victory.

- St. Louis' Alex Pietrangelo did not appear to care for the defensive tactics of Clark:

-Columbus' xx taking the ice:

-Happy times for Brassard and Voracek:

-Thumbs-up times for Voracek:

-Columbus' Derek Dorsett and St. Louis' B.J. Crombeen had issues:

-Blues forward T.J. Oshie, the team's leading scorer, suffered a broken ankle in a scrum which will require surgery.

-According to Tom Reed of the Columbus Dispatch, members of the Blue Jackets and Blues had a pregame confrontation.

-The national anthem in Chicago is always special. It was a little extra special last night:

Northwest Division

-Avalanche forwards T.J. Galiardi (broken wrist) David Van Der Gulik (left knee) are dinged up.

-The Wild recalled forward Cody Almond from Houston of the AHL.

-The Canucks recalled Mario Bliznak from Manitoba of the AHL.

Pacific Division

-Curtis McElhinney (above) made 27 saves and led the Ducks to a 1-0 shutout of the Islanders. Anaheim has won seven consecutive games.

-Anaheim's Saku Koivu scored the game's only goal:

-Funny Face of the Night: New York's Frans Nielsen getting mashed into the boards by Anaheim's George Parros:

-The Ducks sported military-themed jerseys in warm-ups:

-Jason LaBarbera made 35 saves for the Coyotes in a 2-1 win at Chicago. Phoenix snapped a three-game losing streak.

-Marty Turco and the Blackhawks also sported military themed jerseys during warm-ups:

-The Ducks demoted forwards Matt Beleskey,  Dan Sexton and defenseman Danny Syvret to Syracuse of the AHL and recalled defenseman Luca Sbisa from Syracuse.

-Ducks forward Bobby Ryan is good people. He's donating $100 for every point he scores the rest of the season to Operation Homefront, a charity which provides financial assistance to families of military personnel.

-The Kings placed defenseman Willie Mitchell (hand) on injured reserve and recalled former defenseman prospect Jake Muzzin (right) from Manchester of the AHL.

-Sharks forward Joe Pavelski is mired in pretty ugly slump.

-The Sharks demoted forward Benn Ferriero to Worcester of the Sharks.

Adams Division

-The NHL confirmed it will be changing it will be changing the format for the All-Star Lame Game to the Brendan Shanahan endorsed "draft" plan.

-Former Nordiques/Avalanche/Flyers/Predators forward Peter Forsberg claims he is making "last, last, last try" at a comeback.

-Former Senators/Sharks/Red Wings/Predators forward Josh Langfeld joined Villacher SV of the EBEL in Austria.

(Photo: Bruins/Sabres-Justin K. Aller/Getty Images and Gene J. Puskar/Associated Press; van Riemsdyk and Devils/Sabres-Bruce Bennett/Getty Images and Bill Kostroun/Associated Press; Maple Leafs/Panthers-Joel Auerbach/Getty Images and Wilfredo Lee/Associated Press; Blues/Blue Jackets-John Grieshop/Getty Images; Islanders/Ducks-Chris Carlson/Associated Press and Harry How/Getty Images; Coyotes/Blackhawks-Nam Y. Huh/Associated Press; Muzzin-Harry How/Getty Images)

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