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Growing up - 11-09-08

Written by Seth Rorabaugh on .

Pengoals' YouTube channel keeps growing with treasures such as the above video. That said, the video actually seems a little creepy to us with how Mario Lemieux keeps staring at that kid.

Other than Paul Steigerwald sounding like he's 12-years-old, there's nothing creepy about this clip of Lemieux scoring a goal against the Oilers his rookie season:

EMPTY NETTER ASSISTS

Penguins

-Dave Molinari's recap from last night.

-Here's a replay of last night's shootout against the Islanders:

-Tyler Kennedy getting a shaving cream pie to the face:

-Here's Jordan Staal's nifty goal last night:

-Rob Scuderi is one of a few players from Long Island in the NHL.

-Could his gambling history keep former Penguins forward Rick Tocchet out of the Hockey Hall of Fame?

-Jeff Taffe had a goal and an assist for the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins in a 4-3 defeat of Hershey.

-Danny Richmond had three assists for the Penguins.

-Rob Sirianni had two goals for the Wheeling Nailers who won at Mississippi, 4-1.

Atlantic Division

-Islanders forward Kyle Okposo (right) is still growing up.

-Blowing two-goal leads is nothing new to the Islanders. And it's starting to get old.

-The Flyers recalled forward Josh Gratton from their puppy-drowning AHL affiliate. (For what it's worth, a note about Derian Hatcher voting for John McCain is included in that Gratton item.)

-Can new defenseman Matt Carle help the Flyers?

-Somewhere along the line, the Flyers have collected the most Finnish players in the league.

-Devils forward Brian Gionta and defenseman Bryce Salvador got dinged up last night.

-New Jersey too forward Barry Tallackson off long-term injury reserve. He had been on the list since undergoing heart surgery Sept. 26.

Northeast Division

-In his first game back from a leg injury, Chuck Kobasew had a goal and an assist for the Bruins in a 3-1 win against the Sabres.

-Boston goaltender Manny Fernandez played his first game in three weeks and made 32 saves.

-Niklas Hagman had two goals for the Maple Leafs in a 6-3 defeat of the rival Canadiens.

-The quality of the video is poor but check out this dangerous, dirty hit Canadiens forward and former Penguin Tom Kostopoulos put on Toronto defenseman Mike Van Ryn last night:

-Van Ryn suffered a concussion, broken nose and a broken hand on the play. Kostopoulos deserved at least a 10-game suspension for that.

-Montreal coach Guy Carbonneau was embarrassed by his team last night.

-Canadiens defenseman Roman Hamrlik (right) is dealing with a shoulder injury.

-The Sabres' AHL affiliate, the Portland Pirates, got pretty patriotic last night.

-Are the Senators starting to turn the corner under head coach Craig Hartsburg?

Southeast Division

-Mike Smith made 35 saves for the Lightning in a 2-1 win at Philadelphia.

-Alexander Semin had a goal and an assist for the Capitals in a 3-1 defeat of the Rangers.

-Washington's Brent Johnson made 28 saves in the win. He's starting to look like the Capitals' No. 1 goaltender.

-Tampa Bay demoted forward Jason Ward to Norfolk of the AHL.

-Washington recalled forward Tyler Sloan from Hershey of the AHL.

-Capitals forward Chris Clark is dealing with an undisclosed injury.

-Hurricanes forward Rod Brind'Amour (right) has one tough nose.

-Is the Panthers' season a lost cause already?

Central Division

 -Two goals by Marian Hossa helped the Red Wings beat the Devils, 3-1.

-Detroit defenseman Brian Rafalski played his first game against his former team last night.

-Hossa is a funny guy.

-Rookie Steve Mason made 22 saves for the Blue Jackets who beat the Flames, 3-1.

-Patience has paid off for Blackhawks defenseman Cam Barker.

-Blues forward Lee Stempniak is trying to regain his scoring touch.

Northwest Division

-Peter Budaj made 26 saves for the Avalanche in a 1-0 shutout of the Predators.

-Roberto Luongo made 29 saves for the Canucks in a 2-0 shutout of the rival Wild.

-The Oilers demoted defenseman Theo Peckham to Springfield of the AHL.

-Should the Wild forget about the future of forward Marian Gaborik and focus on signing goaltender Niklas Backstrom (right)?

-Canucks forward and former Wild Pavol Demitra says Minnesota needs to hang on to Gaborik.

-Vancouver forward Alexander Burrows really doesn't like Wild forward Pierre-Marc Bouchard.

-Avalanche forward Darcy Tucker will not be suspsended for clipping Wild defenseman Nick Schultz.

-Colorado forward Paul Stastny is one of the players who still uses a wood stick.

-It turns out Oilers forward Steve MacIntyre suffered a broken orbital bone during his fight with Penguins goon Eric Godard last week.

Pacific Division

-Patrick Marleau's goal with 28.3 seconds left in regulation gave the Sharks a 2-1 win against the Stars. A puck-handling mistake by Stars goaltender Marty Turco led to Marleau's goal.

-Ouch.

-San Jose improved its home record to 9-0-0.

-Olli Jokinen had a goal and an assist for the Coyotes in a 4-1 defeat of his former team, the Panthers. Forward Mikkel Boedker added two goals for Phoenix.

-Anze Kopitar had a goal and two assists for the Kings in a 5-3 win against the Blues.

-New Stars forward Mark Parrish has been reunited with his friend, former Penguins forward Toby Petersen.

-The improved play of forward Brian Sutherby has prompted a promotion to the Ducks' second line.

(Photos: Okposo-Christopher Pasatieri/Getty Images; Hamrlik and Brind'Amour-Jim McIsaac/Getty Images; Backstrom-Paul Chiasson/Associated Press)

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