-Mario Lemieux's (above) second house is a lot nicer than yours.
-James Neal scored four goals in a charity game in Atlantic City, N.J. to benefit victims of Hurricane Sandy.
-Simon Despres has a goal and an assist for the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins who defeated the Toronto Marlies, 2-1. Teammate Jeff Zatkoff made 31 saves.
-The Penguins are 10-3-0 since getting off to a 0-4-0 start to the season.
-Scott Darling made 14 saves for the Wheeling Nailers in a 2-0 loss to the Cincinnati Cyclones.
-Happy 47th birthday to former Penguins defenseman Jeff Norton. A free agent signing in the 2000 offseason, Norton's Penguins career amounted to 32 games and 12 points in 2000-01. At the 2001 trade deadline, he was traded to the Sharks in exchange for Bobby Dollas and Johan Hedberg.
-Happy 50th birthday to former Penguins defenseman Gilbert Delorme (right). A free agent signing in the 1989 season, Delorme's Penguins career amounted to 54 games and 10 points in 1989-90. After suffering a broken leg in in the 1990 offseason, he missed the entire 1990-91 season and spent all of 1991-92 with the Penguins' IHL affiliate in Muskegon. He was released in the 1992 offseason.
-"It’s kind of tough to stand here right now. We’re putting in all the work and not seeing the return of it. That’s tough. But I’m optimistic. I’m hoping something gets done real soon.” - Panthers forward Peter Mueller on working out during the lockout.
-Blues defenseman Kevin Shattenkirk has joined TPS of Finland's SM-liiga.
-Goaltender Barry Brust of the Abbotsford Heat, the Flames' AHL affiliate, set an AHL record for a scoreless streak at 268:17 in a 3-2 shootout win against the San Antonio Rampage. Brust broke the mark of Johnny Bower who went 249:51 without allowing a goal in 1957 for the Cleveland Barons.
-Oscar Dansk made 21 saves for the Erie Otters in a 4-2 loss to the Kitchener Rangers.
-Matthew Skoff made 40 saves for the Penn State men's team which loss to Union, 2-0.
-Jordan Tibbett made 32 saves for the Mercyhurst men's team in a 5-1 loss to Bentley.
-Brandon Reinholz had a goal and an assist for the Johnstown Tomahawks in a 3-2 win against the Jamestown Ironmen.
(Photos: Lemieux-Getty Images; Delorme-Penguins Hockey Cards)