(Note: This is another bare-bones Empty Netter Assists. We'll get back on course tomorrow.)
-The NHL released an artist's rendering of what the Winter Classic at Heinz Field will look at. Apparently the artist is under the impression Heinz Field in in Northern Virginia.
-NBC started airing these lame Winter Classic commercials:
-Apparently Sidney Crosby and Alex Ovechkin might play.
-HBO starts filming today (PG+).
-Sidney Crosby is no Tom Selleck (PG+).
-Former Penguin defenseman Ric Jackman has joined HC Slovan Bratislava in Slovakia.
-Two assists by Andrej Meszaros led the Flyers to a 3-2 win against the Islanders. Sergei Bobrovsky made 28 saves in the victory.
-A hat trick by Chris Kelly led the Senators to a 3-1 win against the Rangers. Pascal Leclaire made 25 saves in the victory.
-Kelly's hat trick:
-Canadiens defenseman P.K. Subban apparently has a bodyguard.
-The Maple Leafs get to play Sidney Crosby and Alex Ovechkin this week. Have fun with that.
-Two goals by Dave Bolland led the Blackhawks to a 4-2 win against the Flames. Jonathan Toews had a goal and an assist for Chicago while teammate Brent Seabrook recorded three assists. Corey Crawford made 24 saves in the victory.
-Chicago forward Patrick Kane suffered a leg injury following a collision with Calgary's Cory Sarich:
-Alexander Steen had two goals and an assist for the Blues in a 3-2 win at Vancouver. Matt D'Agostini added a goal and an assist while Jaroslav Halak made 23 saves in the victory.
-Ilya Bryzgalov made 26 saves for the Ducks in a 3-0 shutout of the Coyotes.
-Ducks forward Joffrey Lupul was officially activated from injured reserve. Anaheim demoted forward Dan Sexton to Syracuse of the AHL.