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Empty Netter Assists - 11-10-13

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-Shelly Anderson' recap from last night's game. The Penguins lost their second consecutive game.

-The St. Louis Post-Dispatch's recap. “They didn’t have the puck as much as they wanted. I think anytime we can negate the other team’s top line, we give ourselves a chance.” - Blues coach Ken Hitchcock.

-The Associated Press' recap. ''They are probably the best in the league playing this defensive-minded, checking game. We still generated enough chances to score three or four goals, but we didn't bury those chances.'' - Jussi Jokinen on the Blues.

-Highlights:

-Mike Lange's goal calls.

-Deryk Engelland versus St. Louis' Ryan Reaves:

-Sidney Crosby got some ups here:

-Brandon Sutter flung this puck:

-Engelland ran over Penguins athletic trainer St. Louis' Chris Stewart here:

-Funny Face of the Night: Crosby getting dropped by St. Louis' Maxim Lapierre:

-Fleury kicked away this puck:

-Fleury and Engelland had no such luck with this puck:

-Crosby was ready for this faceoff:

-Dan Bylsma speaks:

-James Neal speaks:

-Engelland speaks:

-Welcome back Beau Bennett and James Neal.

-Eric Hartzell made 31 saves for the Wheeling Nailers in a 2-0 home loss to the Reading Royals.

-Former Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins forward Devin DiDiomete has joined Milano Rossoblu of Italy's Elite A league.

-Today would've been the 68th birthday of former Penguins goaltender Al Smith (right). Claimed from the Maple Leafs in the 1969 offseason in an intra-league draft, Smith spent two seasons with the Penguins. As the team's primary starter in 1969-70, Smith appeared in 46 games, had a 15-20-8 records, a 3.03 goals against average and two shutouts. In the 1970 postseason, Smith saw action in three games and went 1-2 with a 3.33 goals against average. Smith once against played in 46 games in 1970-71. His record was 9-22-9, with a 3.11 goals against average and two shutouts.  During that season, he set a franchise mark with 15 consecutive games without a win. In the 1971 offseason, the Red Wings claimed him in an intra-league draft. In 92 regular season games with the Penguins, Smith, the first player in franchise history to wear No. 29, was 24-42-17 with a 3.07 goals against average and four shutouts. He holds the Penguins' unofficial record for fights by a goaltender with five. Smith passed away Aug. 7, 2002.

-Happy 63rd birthday to former Penguins defenseman Bob Stewart. Acquired early in the 1979-80 season in a deal which sent Blair Chapman to the Blues, Stewart's Penguins' career amounted to 65 games and 10 points that campaign. In the 1980 postseason, Stewart appeared in five games and recorded two points. He retired in the following offseason.

-After the Jump: Claude Giroux finally scores and a rare penalty for the Coyotes.

Neapolitan Ice Cream Metropolitan Division

-Brandon Dubinsky and Ryan Johansen each had a goal and two assists for the Blue Jackets who defeated the Islanders, 5-2. James Wisniewski added a goal and an assist for Columbus while teammate Sergei Bobrovsky made 24 saves.

-Happy times for Dubinsky (top) and Johansen:

-Steve Mason made 24 saves for the Flyers in a 4-2 win against the Oilers. Mark Streit recorded two assists for Philadelphia.

-Check out the moves by Edmonton's Ales Hemsky to set up David Perron for a goal:

-Awful Penalty of the Day: Edmonton's Anton Belov was given a match penalty for "contact to the head" of Flyers captain Claude Giroux:

-Giroux scored his first goal of the season.

-Visual evidence of Giroux's goal:

-Edmonton's Jeff Petry tried to go stick on puck here against Giroux:

-Giroux being popular:

-Mason kicked out this puck:

-Giroux's car was hit in the parking lot prior to the game.

-Rangers forward Rick Nash resumed skating for the first time since suffering a concussion Oct. 8.

-Rangers forward Taylor Pyatt was diagnosed with a concussion.

-The Devils have tied an NHL record by failing to score on 20 consecutive shootout attempts.

Atlantic Division

-Two goals by Patrice Bergeron led the Bruins past the Maple Leafs, 3-1. Tuukka Rask made 33 saves for Boston.

-Boston's Adam McQuaid had a spirited bout with Toronto's Frazer McLaren:

-Bruins forward and former Penguin Jarome Iginla dropped the gloves with Toronto's David Clarkson:

-A couple of really good looks at the fight:

-Hit of the Night: Toronto captain Dion Phaneuf on Boston's Daniel Paille:

-Check out this tricky wrister by Toronto's Joffrey Lupul:

-Hockey Night In Canada's pregame montage for this game had a poignant tribute to Remembrance Day:

-Toronto politics were a point of discussion in Boston:

-McQuaid left the game in the first period due to a suspected "lower-body" injury.

-Kyle Turris had a goal and an assist for the Senators in a 3-2 win against the Panthers. Robin Lehner made 26 saves in the victory.

-Check out this rocket of a one-timer by Florida's Marcel Goc:

-The Panthers lost in the debut of interim head coach Peter Horachek.

-Panthers goaltender Tim Thomas returned to the lineup after missing six games due to a "lower-body" injury.

-An overtime goal by Teddy Purcell gave the Lightning a 3-2 win against the Red Wings. Ben Bishop made 25 saves for Tampa Bay. Captain Henrik Zetterberg scored both of Detroit's goals.

-Check out the placement on this shot by Tampa Bay's Steven Stamkos:

-Defensive Play of the Night: Check out this forecheck and steal by Tampa Bay's Richard Panik to set up Purcell's goal:

-The Lightning won in Detroit for the first time since Jan. 22, 1994.

-Lightning forward and former Penguin Ryan Malone appeared in his 600th career game.

-The Canadiens recalled forward Gabriel Dumont and defenseman Greg Pateryn from Hamilton of the AHL.

-“It’s the most embarrassed I’ve been in my career.” - Sabres forward Matt Moulson on being benched for much of a 6-2 loss to the Ducks Friday. Moulson, Tyler Ennis and Cody Hodgson - Buffalo's first line - was benched by head coach Ron Rolston.

Central Division

-Two goals by former Penguin Marian Hossa helped the Blackhawks defeat the Stars, 5-2. Patrick Kane and captain Jonathan Toews each collected a goal and an assist for Chicago while teammate Patrick Sharp recorded four assists. Corey Crawford made 31 saves in the victory.

-Check out this feed by Toews to set up Hossa for a goal:

-Check out this pass by Dallas captain Jamie Benn to set up Tyler Seguin for a goal:

-Check out the passing which led to this goal by Kane:

-Crawford seemed indifferent to the pile-up in front of him between Dallas' Shawn Horcoff and Chicago's Brent Seabrook:

-Cool Photo of the Night: A Stars player taking the ice:

-Shootout goals by Zach Parise, captain Mikko Koivu and Jason Pominville led the Wild past the Hurricanes, 3-2. Josh Harding made 27 saves in the victory.

-Check out his pass by Minnesota's Ryan Suter to spring Jason Pominville on a breakaway:

-Shootout Goal of the Night: Check out the series of moves Parise used on this score:

-Wild rookie defenseman Matthew Dumba, a junior-eligible player, appeared in his 10th NHL game last night against the Hurricanes. That officially activated the first year of his entry-level contract.

Pacific Division

-Shootout goals by Antoine Vermette and Mikkel Boedker gave the Coyotes a 4-3 win against the Capitals. Captain Shane Doan scored two regulation goals for Phoenix while teammate Keith Yandle recorded two assists. Mike Smith made 29 saves in the victory.

-Here's a rare penalty. During a delayed Capitals penalty, Smith, who left the crease for an extra attacker, was given a delay of game minor for playing a puck past the red line:

-Doan scored on a power play with 1:46 remaining in regulation to force overtime:

-Washington captain Alex Ovechkin shot wide here on Smith:

-Two goals and an assist by Tyler Toffoli led the Kings to a 5-1 defeat of the Canucks. Mike Richards added a goal and two assists for Los Angeles while teammate Dwight King recorded two assists. Jonathan Quick made 25 saves in the victory.

-Check out this deke by Los Angeles' Linden Vey around Vancouver's Brad Richardson which set up Jordan Nolan for a goal:

-Happy times for the Kings. Not so much for Vancouver captain Henrik Sedin:

-Quick was all over this puck:

-Los Angeles' Jordan Nolan and Vancouver's Tom Sestito had issues:

Patrick Division

-A hat trick by Andre Burakovsky led the Erie Otters past the Sarnia Sting, 7-1.

-Terry Shafer made 24 saves for the Robert Morris men's team which lost to RIT, 4-2.

-Jordan Tibbett made 27 saves for the Mercyhurst men's team in a 4-3 loss to Canisius.

-Jessica Dodds made 25 saves for the Robert Morris women's team which defeated Mercyhurst, 3-2.

Nicole Paniccia made 38 saves for the Penn State women's team in a 2-1 loss to Syracuse.

-Two goals and an assist by Brandon Reinholz helped the Johnstown Tomahawks defeat the Springfield Jr. Blues, 6-5.

(Photos: Penguins/Blues-Jeff Roberson/Associated Press and Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images; Smith-Penguins Hockey Cards; Islanders/Blue Jackets-Mike Munden/Associated Press; Oilers/Flyers-Tom Mihalek/Associated Press and Elsa/Getty Images; Maple Leafs/Bruins-Michael Dwyer/Associated Press; Blackhawks/Stars-Ronald Martinez/Getty Images; Capitals/Coyotes-Ralph Freso/Associated Press; Canucks/Kings-Victor Decolongon/Getty Images and Mark J. Terrill/Associated Press)

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