Empty Netter Assists - 11-08-12

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-Another day. Another healthy round of negotiations between the NHL and NHLPA in New York.

-Both sides are scheduled to meet again today.

-Craig Adams and Sidney Crosby each skipped out of New York on account of the nor' easter which struck the area.

Shootout goals by Paul Thompson, Trevor Smith and Tom Kuhnhackl gave the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins a 1-0 win against the Binghamton Senators. Jeff Zatkoff made 32 saves in the shutout.

-Highlights courtesy of @EricP55:

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-Zatkoff's hot streak of play continues.

-The Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins signed Wheeling Nailers forward Bobby Farnham to a professional tryout contract. In nine games with Wheeling this season, he recorded one assist.

-Philippe Lefebvre scored two goals for the Wheeling Nailers who fell to the Reading Royals, 4-3, in overtime. Carl Sneep and Stefan Chaput each recorded two assists for the Nailers while teammate Patrick Killeen made 26 saves.

-After struggling to find a role in the NHL, former Penguins forward and shootout expert Erik Christensen has found a home in the KHL.

-Happy 53rd birthday to former Penguins defenseman Marc Chorney (right). A sixth-round pick in 1979, Chorney spent parts of four seasons in Pittsburgh. As a rookie in 1980-81, Chorney appeared in eight games and netted seven points. In the 1981 postseason, he played in two games and recorded one assist. His first full NHL season was 1981-82. He saw action in 60 games and scored seven points. He appeared in all five of the Penguins' postseason games that spring but failed to record a point. In 1982-83, he played in 67 games and scored eight points. After four games and one assist in 1983-84, Chorney was traded to the Kings in exchange for a draft pick. In 139 regular season games with the Penguins, Chorney scored 23 points. In seven playoff games, he recorded one assist. His son, Taylor Chorney, is currently a member of the Blues organization .

Atlantic Division

-Rangers goaltender Henrik Lundqvist, called out the Elitserien, the top league in his native Sweden, for limiting the amount of NHL talent it has imported during the lockout.

Northeast Division

-Canadiens forward Scott Gomez has joined the Alaska Aces of the ECHL. Gomez, a native of Alaska, played for the Aces during the 2004-05 lockout.

-Sabres forward Cody Hodgson, currently assigned to the club's AHL affiliate in Rochester, will be sidelined "a couple of weeks" on account of a broken right hand.

-"For me, it’s just a meeting, which is good. And if something comes out of it, even better. But until I hear about something substantial, that they’re working toward getting a deal done, that both parties are kind of getting on the same page, that’s when I will get encouraged. Until then, I’m not reading into anything, to be honest.” - Senators captain/forward Daniel Alfredsson (right) on negotiations with the NHL.

Southeast Division

-"You sign a deal. You want the team to honor it." - Lightning captain/forward Vincent Lecavalier on the prospect of the NHL asking the NHLPA to cut salaries.

Northwest Division

-The Canucks want to retire the No. 10 of hall-of-fame forward Pavel Bure.

Pacific Division

-"There’s guys that are 36 and 37 years old. Teemu’s 42. This has got to be painful for them. I know how bad it is at 25." - Ducks forward Bobby Ryan on the impact of the lockout on the careers of older players such as forward Teemu Selanne.

-Stars forward and former Penguins captain Jaromir Jagr is making the most of the lockout by playing for the Kladno Knights, the Czech Extraliga team he owns.

Smythe Division

-How serious is this lockouts? It has hurt beer sales in Canada.

(Photos: Chorney-Post-Gazette archives; Alfredsson-Photobucket)

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