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Empty Netter Assists - 06-10-12

Written by Seth Rorabaugh on .

Penguins

-After retiring in 2010 due in part to a back injury, former Penguins forward/enforcer Georges Laraque (above) wants to make a comeback.

Playoff Stuff
Devils-Kings

-Martin Brodeur made 25 saves for the Devils who defeated the Kings, 2-1, in Game 5 of the Stanley Cup Final. Los Angeles has a 3-2 series lead.

-Ugly Goal of the Night: Devils captain Zach Parise scored after this ugly turnover by Kings goaltender Jonathan Quick:

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-Photo of the Night: A really good look at Parise's goal:

-Goal of the Night: Check out this snipe by Los Angeles' Justin Williams through a whole mess of bodies:

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-Fluky Goal of the Night: New Jersey's Bryce Salvador banked this shot off a few things for the game-winning goal:

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-"I think it went off 16 people and went in." - Salvador on his goal.

-Hit of the Night: New Jersey's David Clarkson on Kings captain Dustin Brown ... and Devils teammate Adam Henrique:

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-Save of the Night: Brodeur stopping Los Angeles' Jarret Stoll on a breakaway:

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-A few good looks at the save:

-Stupid Commentary of the Night: NBC's "Pierre" McGuire said Devils defenseman Anton Volchenkov was "impervious to pain" ... as Volchenkov lay on the ice bleeding from the face:

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-A good look at the damage to Volchenkov:

-It wasn't all bad for Quick. He made this save on New Jersey's Travis Zajac:

-Stoll lost his lid here:

-"I think you guys made him mad. Keep doing it." - Devils coach Peter DeBoer on Parise scoring his first goal of the series. DeBoer was referring to the press with "you guys."

-The Devils became the third team in history to extend the Cup final to six games after losing the first three games.

-New Jersey is now 10-1 in Games 4 through 7 of playoff series this season and just 4-8 in Games 1 through 3.

-After Kings fans taunted the Devils in Games 3 and 4 in Los Angeles with photos of Jersey Shore castmates, Devils fans returned the favor with cutouts of Lindsay Lohan, Justin Bieber and Britney Spears:

-Hockey Night in Canada's pregame montage:

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Calder Cup Final

-Dustin Tokarski made 18 saves for the Norfolk Admirals who defeated the Toronto Admirals, 6-1, in Game 4 of the Calder Cup Final. Norfolk, the Lightning's AHL affiliate, swept the series, 4-0.

Non-Playoff Stuff
Central Division

-Red Wings forward Darren Helm finally had his cast removed from a laceration he suffered on his right forearm April 11.

-Ticket prices for the Winter Classic next season in Ann Arbor, Mich. will cost $89, $129, $149, $189, $219, $249 and $279.

(Photos: Laraque-Harry How/Getty Images; Kings/Devils-Bruce Bennett/Getty Images, Jim McIsaac/Getty Images and Elsa/Getty Images)

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