Empty Netter Assists - 12-05-10

Written by Seth Rorabaugh on .

(Since we're traveling back to Pittsburgh today, this is a bare bones version of ENA.)


-Dave Molinari's recap from last night's game. "It's a nice building to come into. Fans are pretty friendly." - Mark Letestu on the visiting fans at Nationwide Arena.

-The Columbus Dispatch's recap. "It's embarrassing, for me and my teammates." - Blue Jackets forward R.J. Umberger.

-The Associated Press' recap. Sidney Crosby (above) now has a 15-game scoring streak.


-Marc-Andre Fleury's save on Jakub Voracek deserves a second look:

-Mike Rupp versus Jared Boll:

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-A good look at the fight:

-Dan Bylsma speaks:

-Maxime Talbot's was officially diagnosed with a bruised foot.

-"My way of trying to play the game the way I had to play was to try to find some reason to hate the other team." - Tony Granato on his playing style.

-Dustin Jeffrey had a goal and an assist for the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins in a 3-2 win against the Adirondack Phantoms. Teammate Robert Bortuzzo recorded two assists while John Curry made 22 saves in the victory.
Atlantic Division

-Jeff Carter had a goal and two assists for the Flyers in a 5-3 defeat of the rival Devils. Captain Mike Richards added a goal and an assist for Philadelphia while teammate Matt Carle recorded two assists. Sergei Bobrovsky made 23 saves in the victory. Patrik Elias and Travis Zajac each had a goal and an assist for New Jersey.

-Bloody times for Devils captain Jamie Langenbrunner:

-Kyle Okposo skated for the first time since suffering a preseason shoulder injury.

Northeast Division

-Shootout goals by Nazem Kadri and Phil Kessel gave the Maple Leafs a 3-2 win against the Bruins. Jean-Sebastien Aubin mad 25 saves in the win.

-It wasn't all bad for Boston. Check out his save by Tim Thomas:

-Maple Leafs forward and former Penguin Colby Armstrong played for the first time since suffering a hand injury Oct. 26. Fire Ray Shero.

-Ryan Miller made 32 saves for the Sabres in a 1-0 shutout win against the Senators. Thomas Vanek scored the lone shootout goal.

-The Senators have not scored a goal in 178:30 of play.

-Carey Price made 26 saves for the Canadiens in a 3-1 defeat of the Sharks.

-Drew Stafford is dealing with an "upper-body" injury.

Southeast Division

-Captain Andrew Ladd and Rich Peverly each had a goal and an assist for the Thrashers in a  3-1 win at Washington. Teammate Nik Antropov recorded two assists while Ondrej Pavelec made 45 saves in the victory.

-Check out this goal by Atlanta's Alexander Burmistrov:

-Martin St. Louis and Simon Gagne each had a goal and two assists for the Lightning in a 6-5 defeat of the Avalanche. Teammate and former Penguin Ryan Malone added a goal and an assist for Tampa Bay while Dan Ellis made 19 saves in the victory. Fire Ray Shero. Matt Duchene and Milan Hejduk had a goal and an assist for Colorado.

-Happy times for the Lightning. Not so much for Colorado's Kevin Shattenkirk:

-Shootout goals by Mike Santorelli, Stephen Weiss and Michal Frolik gave the Panthers a 2-1 win at Phoenix.  Scott Clemmensen made 40 saves in the victory.

-A good look at Clemmensen's lid:

-Phoenix's Ilya Bryzgalov having a moment:

-Phoenix's Adrian Aucoin was hungry apparently:

Central Division

-Martin Erat had three assists for the Predators in a 5-2 win against the Hurricanes. Teammate Sergei Kostitsyn added two assists while Anders Lindback made 28 saves in the victory. Joe Corvo had a goal and an assist for Carolina.

-Check out this pass by Erat to set up Cal O'Reilly for a goal:

-Head's up for O'Reilly, Carolina goaltender Cam Ward and teammate Ian White:

Northwest Division

-An overtime goal by Taylor Hall gave the Oilers a 2-1 win against the Blues. Nikolai Khabibulin made 31 saves in the victory which was Edmonton's fourth consecutive.

-Hall's goal:

-Check out this pass by Edmonton's Magnus Paarjavi to set up Ryan Jones for a goal:

-Oilers forward Ales Hemsky is out indefinitely due to a groin injury.

Pacific Division

-An overtime goal by Stephane Robidas gave the Stars a 4-3 win against the Wild. Steve Ott had a goal and an assist for Dallas while teammate Brandon Segal recorded two assists. Kari Lehtonen made 28 saves in the victory which was Dallas' sixth in a row.

-An overtime goal and an assist by Anze Kopitar gave the Kings a 3-2 win against the Red Wings. Teammates Alec Martinez and Justin Williams each contributed a goal and an assist while Jonathan Quick made 29 saves in the victory.

-Kopitar got some air here:

-Quick had issues with this puck:

-As did Detroit's Chris Osgood:

-Los Angeles' Matt Green mashed Detroit's Jiri Hudler into the boards really nice here:

-Kopitar's goal:

Adams Division

-Trevor Lewis had two goals and an assist for the Robert Morris men's team in a 5-1 defeat of Bentley.

-Ryan Zapolski made 38 saves for the Mercyhurst men's team in a 3-2 loss to Sacred Heart.

-Briana Delaney had two goals for the Robert Morris womens' team in a 2-2 tie with Minnesota State.

-Kelley Steadman scored two goals for the Mercyhurst women's team in a 7-2 defeat of Niagara.

(Photos: Penguins/Blue Jackets-Paul Vernon/Associated Press; Devils/Flyers-Matt Slocum/Associated Press; Avalanche/Lightning-Mike Carlson/Associated Press; Panthers/Coyotes-Christian Petersen/Getty Images; Hurricanes/Predators-/Mark Humphrey/Associated Press; Red Wings/Kings-Mark J. Terrill)

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