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Empty Netter Assists - 11-11-12

Written by Seth Rorabaugh on .

Penguins

-The lockout? Yeah, that's still going on.

-What are the financial implications of a shortened season?

-"If I miss a pass in [regular] practice, it's not funny. If I miss a pass [in a lockout practice], it's laughable. It's definitely different." - Ben Lovejoy (above) on the lockout.

-Shootout goals by Benn Ferriero and Eric Tangradi gave the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins a 4-3 win against the Portland Pirates. Trevor Smith scored two regulation goals for the Penguins while teammate Brad Thiessen made 36 saves.

-Highlights courtesy of @EricP55:

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-“I think we were lucky to come out with the two points. I think we were even lucky to get it to overtime. I think they outplayed us. We have a lot of things to work on.” - Smith.

-By way of , the Penguins wore some funky tie-dyed jerseys for warm-ups:

-Joey Mormina has become one of the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins' most popular players.

-Patrick Killeen made 22 saves for the Wheeling Nailers who defeated the Toledo Walleye, 5-3.

Northeast Division

-Canadiens forward Blake Geoffrion, currently assigned to Hamilton of the AHL, is expected to make a full recovery following skull surgery Friday night. Geoffrion suffered head injuries after striking his head off the ice following a check from Syracuse defenseman J.P. Cote.

-The hit in question:

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Norris Division

-Adam Pelech had a goal and two assists for the Erie Otters who defeated the Oshawa Generals, 4-1.

-Max Gardiner recorded three assists for the Penn State men's team in a 5-1 defeat of Air Force.

-Rebecca Vint recorded five goals for the Robert Morris women's team which routed Penn State, 7-1.

-A goal and an assist by Andrew McDonald led the Johnstown Tomahawks past the Kalamazoo Wings, 4-1.

-During last night's game against California, Oregon called a play by using the Hartford Whalers' logo:

(Photos: Lovejoy-Jamie Sabau/Getty Images)

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