Empty Netter Assists - 03-06-12

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-Dave Molinari's recap from last night's game. "He's the main reason we won." - Zbynek Michalek on Marc-Andre Fleury.

-The Associated Press' recap. The Coyotes have lost three consecutive games.'s recap. "He was our best player, and he needed to be." - Marc-Andre Fleury.

-Game highlights:

-The Coyotes' crease was busy here:

-Phoenix's Mike Smith was all over this puck:

-Bylsma speaks:

-Michalek... you know... speaks... you know:

-Bylsma compared Brian Strait to Rob Scuderi.

Atlantic Division

-The Rangers will raise their season ticket prices by an average of 9.5 percent next season.

Northeast Division

-With goaltender Tuukka Rask sidelined four to six weeks due to a groin injury, the Bruins signed former Stars/Blackhawks goaltender Marty Turco to a one-year contract worth $600,000. Having played this season with EC Salzburg of the EBHL in Austria, Turco must clear re-entry waivers before he can officially join the Bruins. In 27 games with Chicago last season, Turco went 11-11-3 with a 3.02 goals against average, an .897 save percentage and one shutout.

-EN Says: Rask was a big part of Boston's success last season in that he was something of a "1A" backup to Tim Thomas last season and picked up a fairly heavy workload in the regular season. That kept Thomas fresh for Boston's Stanley Cup run. With Rask out and No. 3 organizational goaltender Anton Khudobin also sidelined, the Bruins needed a warm NHL-caliber body to pick up a few games. One can debate if Turco (right) is still an NHL goaltender, but he should be an upgrade at a lean position for Boston.

-The Maple Leafs recalled forward Jay Rosehill from Toronto of the AHL.

-Canadiens defenseman Andrei Markov, sidelined since Nov. 13, 2010 due to a knee injury, was given medical clearance for contact in practice.

-The Canadiens recalled forward Andreas Engqvist from Hamilton of the AHL.

-The Senators recalled goaltender Ben Bishop from Binghamton of the AHL and demoted goaltender Robin Lehner to Binghamton.

Southeast Division

-Ondrej Pavelec made 23 saves for the Jets who defeated the Sabres, 3-1. Bryan Little recorded three assists for Winnipeg. Buffalo had a three-game winning streak snapped.

-Goal of the Night: Jets forward and former Penguin Chris Thorburn busted out a fancy toe drag move to score here:

-Fire Ray Shero.

-Late in last night's game, Jets fans began chanting "Silver Medal" at Miller who was the starting goaltender for the United States in the 2010 Olympics:

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-Happy times for Winnipeg's Jim Slater and Thorburn:

-Miller kept an eye on this puck:

-Lightning general manager Steve Yzerman was named executive director of Team Canada for the 2014 Olympics. Yzerman served as general manager for Team Canada's gold medal team in 2010.

-The Capitals demoted goaltender Braden Holtby to Hershey of the AHL.

Central Division

-The Red Wings recalled defenseman Doug Janik, former Penguins forward Chris Conner and goaltender Jordan Pearce from Grand Rapids of the AHL.

Northwest Division

-With forward Mike Cammalleri (right) dealing with an "upper-body" injury, the Flames recalled Greg Nemisz, Krys Kolanos and Guillaume Desbiens from Abbotsford of the AHL.

-Avalanche forward Steve Downie is dealing with a shoulder injury.

Pacific Division

-Two goals by Corey Perry led the Ducks to a 4-2 win against the Oilers. Bobby Ryan added a goal and an assist for Anaheim while teammate Jonas Hiller made 36 saves. Captain Shawn Horcoff collected a goal and an assist for Edmonton.

-Check out this backhander by Ryan:

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-Anaheim's Teemu Selanne surveying the offensive zone:

(Photos: Coyotes/Penguins-Gene J. Puskar/Associated Press; Turco-Ezra Shaw/Getty Images; Sabres/Jets-Marianne Helm/Getty Images; Cammalleri-Jeff Gross/Getty Images; Oilers/Ducks-Harry How/Getty Images)

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