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Empty Netter Assists - 06-12-13

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Penguins

-"Right now, we just see it as a big failure." - Douglas Murray (right) on the Penguins' exit from the postseason.

-Former Penguins forward Dan Quinn will serve as Ernie Els' caddy at this week's U.S. Open.

-How truly surprising was the Penguins' sweep at the hands of the Bruins?

-Happy 49th birthday to former Penguins forward Doug Brown. A free agent signing in the 1993 offseason, Brown's only season in Pittsburgh saw him appear in 77 games and score 55 points for 1993-94 Northeast Division champions. Early in the lockout-shortened 1994-95 season, he was claimed off waivers by the Red Wings.

Playoff Stuff
Blackhawks - Bruins

-The Blackhawks are expected to dress forward Brandon Bollig for Game 1 in place of forward Viktor Stalberg.

-"If you ask any hockey player from Czech who is my age something like that, everybody is going to say that Jagr is their favorite player. I'm glad he's still playing and I'm on his team right now." - Bruins forward David Krejci on teammate and fellow Czech Jaromir Jagr.

-“When I had the long hair, I wouldn’t say it was a style, but I wasn’t the only one who had it. There were a lot of guys — maybe not that long, but a lot of guys wore long hair. Right now, it’s a different style. But it’s going to come back. Ten years later, you’ll see.” - Jagr on his mullet from the 1990s.

-"You got tired before you went to the game because we had to go through the stairs. You almost fell when you went to the dressing room. That was a test of how you really felt, the way you went up the stairs before the game." - Jagr on playing in the 1992 Stanley Cup final with the Penguins at Chicago Stadium.

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“When I had the long hair, I wouldn’t say it was a style, but I wasn’t the only one who had it,” he said. “There were a lot of guys — maybe not that long, but a lot of guys wore long hair. Right now, it’s a different style. But it’s going to come back. Ten years later, you’ll see.” - See more at: http://bostonherald.com/sports/bruins_nhl/boston_bruins/2013/06/jaromir_jagr_it_never_gets_old#sthash.puQ9MTDL.dpuf
“When I had the long hair, I wouldn’t say it was a style, but I wasn’t the only one who had it,” he said. “There were a lot of guys — maybe not that long, but a lot of guys wore long hair. Right now, it’s a different style. But it’s going to come back. Ten years later, you’ll see.” - See more at: http://bostonherald.com/sports/bruins_nhl/boston_bruins/2013/06/jaromir_jagr_it_never_gets_old#sthash.puQ9MTDL.dpuf
Non-Playoff Stuff
Northeast Division

-"Carey hasn't stopped deteriorating since I left. He's all over the place now. At some point, there has to be some accountability in the school yard. The position requires a lot of work and Carey hasn't been consistent. He let things slide in practice and it caught up to him during games." - Former Canadiens goaltending coach Roland Melanson on Montreal goaltender Carey Price (right). Melanson is currently the Canucks' goaltending coach.

Pacific Division

-The Sharks signed undrafted forward Petter Emanuelsson to a two-year contract. Terms were not revealed.

Norris Division

-Former Oilers forward Teemu Hartikainen has joined Salavat Yulaev Ufa of Russia's KHL.

-Former Red Wings/Stars/Coyotes defenseman Garrett Stafford has joined Färjestad of Sweden's Elitserien.

(Photos: Bruce Bennett/Getty Images; Price-Rob Carr/Getty Images)

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