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Empty Netter Assists - 11-05-10

Written by Seth Rorabaugh on .

Penguins

-Remember that ugly orange or red seat with the odd stains you squeezed into for years at the Civic Arena? It's for sale.

-Meanwhile on the other side of the state, there will literally be an event called “If You Can Carry It, You Can Keep It." Philadelphians can buy $25 tickets which will allow them to essentially loot the lifeless carcas of The Spectrum.

-Yeah, that'll work out just smoothly.

-A little bit more information on the dispute regarding Pittsburgh Police working the Winter Classic.

-Dan Bylsma speaks:

-Greg Wyshynski of Yahoo! reviews Sidney Crosby's five career fights.

-Andrew Hutchinson is having an impact on at least one Penguins' power play.

-Canadiens forward prospect Hunter Bishop was assigned to the Wheeling Nailers.

Atlantic Division

-Don't look now, but the Flyers are playing some serious hockey. Sergei Bobrovsky made 20 saves and led Philadelphia to a 4-1 win against the Rangers. It was the Flyers' fourth consecutive win. Claude Giroux recorded two assists for Philadelphia.

-Check out this ridiculous pass by Giroux to set up captain Mike Richards for a goal:

-Flyers forward Daniel Carcillo could be facing some discipline for an elbow to the head of Rangers forward and former Penguin Ruslan Fedotenko:

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-Nice to see the Flyers sideline reporter totally absolve Carcillo of leading with his elbow and leaving his feet because Fedotenko had his head down. Yup, totally Fedotenko's fault. Especially when you still live in 1975.

-Carcillo had a nice bout with New York's Brandon Prust:

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-A good look at the fight:

-New York's Ryan Callahan and Philadelphia's Kimmo Timonen kicked up some ice here:

-Thirsty times for New York's Henrik Lundqvist:

-Devils goaltender Martin Brodeur is expected to start tonight against the Rangers despite suffering an elbow injury in Chicago Wednesday.

-The Devils demoted defenseman Tyler Eckford and forward Tim Sestito to Albany of the AHL and recalled forward Stephen Gionta and center Patrick Davis from Albany.

-Islanders forward Trent Hunter is dealing with a foot ailment.

Northeast Division

-Jason Spezza had a goal and three assists for the Senators in a 4-1 defeat of the Islanders. Peter Regin added two assists for Ottawa while Brian Elliott made 28 saves in the win.

-It wasn't all bad for the Islanders. Check out this pass by John Tavares to set up former Penguins forward prospect Matt Moulson:

-Happy times for Spezza. Not so much for New York's Radek Martinek:

-Boston Dennis Seidenberg is the best defensive defenseman you don't know anything about.

Southeast Division

-With defenseman Joni Pitkanen dealing with a "lower-body" injury, the Hurricanes recalled defenseman Brett Carson from Charlotte of the AHL.

-The Capitals demoted defenseman Brian Fahey to Hershey of the AHL.

-Lightning forward Martin St. Louis is dealing with a toe injury.

-The Atlanta "Blackhawks" - Dustin Byfuglien, Ben Eager, Andrew Ladd and Brent Sopel - are doing quite well thank you.

Central Division

-Former Penguin Mathieu Garon (above) made 25 saves and earned his second consecutive shutout in a 3-0 win at Atlanta. Double-fire Ray Shero. Derick Brassard and Jakub Voracek each had a goal and an assist for Columbus.

-Cool Photo of the Night: Atlanta's Tobias Enstrom taking the ice:

-Columbus' Derek MacKenzie kicked up some serious ice here:

-Garon needed a little pick-me-up from teammate Jan Hedjda when he heard "The Daily Line" was cancelled:

-"Dude, you see that woman in the green practice Thrashers jersey..."

-We think.

-Jaroslav Halak made 25 saves and led the Blues to a 2-0 shutout of the Sharks. St. Louis has won all six of its home games this season. Alex Pietrangelo recorded assists on both goals.

-Check out this laser of a goal by St. Louis' Matt D'Agostini:

-Check out this fluky backhanded goal by St. Louis' David Perron:

-San Jose captain Joe Thornton was ejected for this cheap shot on Perron:

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-San Jose's Jamal Mayers and St. Louis' Brad Winchester had issues:

-So did Pietrangelo and San Jose's Logan Couture:

-San Jose's Antti Niemi kept his eyes on this puck:

-The Blues' 7-1-2 record is the second-best start in franchies history.

Northwest Division

-Cory Schneider made 33 saves and led the Canucks to a 3-1 win against the rival Avalanche. The Canucks have a five-game winning streak. Daniel Sedin recorded two assists for Vancouver.

-Check out this laser of a goal by Vancouver's Ryan Kesler:

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-Check out this save by Colorado's Peter Budaj:

-Vancouver's Guillaume Desbiens and Colorado's Cody McLeod had issues:

-Colorado's Scott Hannan > Vancouver's Tanner Glass:

-Avalanche defenseman Ryan Wilson is dealing with a leg injury.

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

Pacific Division

-Jonathan Quick made 24 saves and led the Kings to a 1-0 shutout of the Lightning. The Kings improved to 5-0-0 on home ice. It's their best start at home since 1980-81.

-The goal by Kings forward Justin Williams was simply disgusting:

-Kings defenseman Jack Johnson pretty much put Tampa Bay's Mattias Ritola into orbit:

-A good look at the hit:

-Kings defenseman Drew Doughty did what we all wish we could do to Tampa Bay's Steve Downie:

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-Downie tried to get even with Doughty with a charge but was thrown around by Kings defenseman Willie Mitchell:

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-It's probably an understatement to say Downie has emotional issues:

-Downie didn't appear to appreciate the placement of this knee by Los Angeles' Michal Handzus:

-Tampa Bay's Mike Smith kept his eyes on this puck:

-Tampa Bay's Steven Stamkos put a little too much on this shot:

-Doughty was officially taken off injured reserve.

-The Stars signed goaltender Jack Campbell, a first-round pick in this summer's draft, to a three-year entry-level contract.

-Sharks goaltender Antti Niemi was presented with the Stanley Cup ring he won last season with the Blackhawks.

Adams Division

-Today would've been the 107th birthday of the incredibly-named Harold "Baldy" Cotton, a forward with the NHL's Pittsburgh Pirates.

(Photos: Civic Arena-Dave Sandford/Getty Images; Rangers/Flyers-Matt Slocum/Associated Press; Islanders/Senators-Canadian Press; Blue Jackets/Thrashers-Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images and David Goldman/Associated Press; Sharks/Blues-Jeff Roberson/Associated Press and Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images; Canucks/Avalanche-Chris Schneider/Associated Press; Lightning/Kings-Harry How/Getty Images and Mark J. Terrill/Associated Press)

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