Empty Netter Assists - 11-22-13

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-Remember Jeff Zatkoff (above)?

-Has Marc-Andre Fleury played too many minutes this season?

-Welcome back Rob Scuderi ... sometime.

-Zatkoff speaks:

-After the Jump: Jaromir Jagr evens up with Mario Lemieux as well as Gordie Howe.

Neapolitan Ice Cream Metropolitan Division

-An overtime goal by former Penguins captain Jaromir Jagr gave the Devils a 2-1 win against the Kings. Cory Schneider made 34 saves in the victory.

-Jagr's goal:

-Jagr scored his 121st career game-winning goal, equaling Gordie Howe’s NHL record, and 690th overall goal, equaling former Penguins teammate Mario Lemieux for ninth all-time. Fire Craig Patrick.

-“I tied him, but he played (497) less games than me. This is just a number. He didn’t play many games. If he would play as many games as I did, he would have 2,500 points and probably 900 goals.” -  Jagr on Lemieux.

-Kings mascot Bailey taunted New Jersey's Cory Schneider with "Jersey Shore" head cutouts:

-Los Angeles' Willie Mitchell got down low for this puck:

-Determined Face of the Night: Los Angeles' Matt Frattin:

-Matt Read scored two goals for the Flyers who defeated the Sabres, 4-1. Sean Couturier and Steve Downie each recorded two assists for Philadelphia while teammate Ray Emery made 29 saves.

-It took two Sabres - Tyler Myers and Ville Leino - to beat Emery:

-Buffalo's Ryan Miller had his tower buzzed by this puck:

-Cool Photo of the Night: Emery having a moment alone:

-Henrik Lundqvist made 41 saves for the Rangers in a 3-2 win against the Stars. Cody Eakin recoded two assists for Dallas.

-Check out the passing - including by Lundqvist - which led to a power-play goal by New York's Rick Nash:

-Lundqvist came through with a tough save on Dallas' Ryan Garbutt:

-Check out this save by Lundqvist against Dallas' Tyler Seguin:

-Check out the placement on this shot by New York's Chris Kreider:

-Nash couldn't beat Dallas' Kari Lehtonen here:

-Happy times for New York's John Moore:

-The Blue Jackets activated forward Matt Calvert (abdominal) from injured reserve and placed defenseman Dalton Prout (back) on injured reserve.

-The Devils will wear their throwback red and green jerseys for their outdoor game with the Rangers in January.

-Hurricanes forward Jeff Skinner returned to the lineup last night against the Red Wings after missing 11 games due to an "upper-body" injury.

Atlantic Division

-Gustav Nyquist scored two goals for the Red Wings who held off the Hurricanes, 4-3. Captain Henrik Zetterberg recorded three assists for Detroit while teammate Jonas Gustavsson made 24 saves. Andrej Sekera scored two goals for Carolina.

-Prior to the game, NHL executive and former Red Wings all-star forward Brendan Shanahan was honored for his recent induction into the Hockey Hall of Fame:

-Check out the move in the slot by Sekera on this goal:

-Check out this subtle little backhanded breakaway goal by Nyquist:

-Earlier in the day, the Red Wings recalled Nyquist from Grand Rapids of the AHL.

-The Sabres will debut their yellow third jerseys Saturday against the Red Wings.

Central Division

-Shootout goals by Alexander Steen and Derek Roy gave the Blues a 3-2 win against the Bruins. Jaroslav Halak made xxx saves in the victory.

-Check out the passing which led tot his goal by Boston's Gregory Campbell:

-Check out this re-direction goal by St. Louis captain David Backes:

-Happy times for Roy (left) and teammate Maxim Lapierre. Not so much for Boston's Tuuka Rask:

-Halak had issues with this puck:

-St. Louis' Vladimir Sobotka and Campbell were each ready for this faceoff:

-Two goals and an assist by Craig Smith led the Predators past the Maple Leafs, 4-2. Matt Cullen added a goal and three assists for Nashville while teammate Colin Wilson recorded two assists. Marek Mazanec made 24 saves in the victory. Morgan Reilly recorded two assists for Toronto.

-Captain Jonathan Toews had a goal and three assists for the Blackhawks in a 6-3 defeat of the Jets. Former Penguin Marian Hossa and Patrick Kane each netted a goal and an assist for Chicago while teammate Brent Seabrook recorded three assists. Fire Ray Shero. Corey Crawford made 22 saves in the victory. Dustin Byfuglien and captain Andrew Ladd each recorded a goal and an assist for Winnipeg.

-Defensive Play of the Night: Check out this foecheck and steal by Hossa which led to a goal for Gibsonia native Brandon Saad:

-Fire Ray Shero.

-Check out the effort by Toews on this goal:

-An overtime goal by Ryan O'Reilly gave the Avalanche a 4-3 win against the Coyotes. Andre Benoit added a goal and two assists for Colorado while teammate John Mitchell added a goal and an assist. Semyon Varlamov made 41 saves in the victory.

-Save of the Night: Smith on Colorado's Paul Stastny:

-Fluky Goal of the Night: Phoenix's Michael Stone airmailed this slapper from the neutral zone:

-O'Reilly's goal:

-"Believe me, I don't think about the situation anymore. I have lots of things to do. I have a lot of friends in town, some good Russian friends too. My job is not easy, and I have to stay focused on my job." - Varlamov on facing pending charges of domestic abuse and kidnapping.

-Blackhawks foward Bryan Bickell will be sidelined two to three weeks due to a knee injury.

Pacific Division

-Two goals by Tommy Wingels helped the Sharks defeat the Lightning, 5-1. Patrick Marleau added a goal and two assists for San Jose while teammate Logan Couture recorded three assists. Antti Niemi made 36 saves.

-Niemi was all over this puck:

-Sharks defenseman Brent Burns returned to the lineup after missing 13 games due to facial injuries

-Two goals by Jordan Eberle led the Oilers past the Panthers, 4-1. Ryan Nugent-Hopkins recorded three assists for Edmonton while teammate Taylor Hall added two assists. Devan Dubnyk made 24 saves in the victory.

-Check out this "save" by Florida's Matt Gilroy:

-Check out this pass by Edmonton's Nail Yakupov to set up Sam Gagner for a goal:

-Happy times for Dubnyk and teammate Ilya Bryzgalov:

-The Oilers placed former Penguins forward Steve MacIntyre on waivers.

-“I liked his hands. I like the way he skated. He made some nice plays. He got sitting on the outside in the second period with all the power plays, but there was some good stuff.” - Stars coach Lindy Ruff on former Penguins forward Dustin Jeffrey who made his debut with Dallas last night.

-The Ducks acquired forward Tim Jackman from the Flames in exchange for a sixth round pick in 2014. Jackman, 32, is in the final year of a contract with a salary cap hit of $612,500. Jackman has appeared in 10 games this season, has one assist and 41 penalty minutes.

-EN Says: Jackman is a fourth-line energy player who is always willing to drop the gloves.

-The Flames recalled forward Blair Jones from Abbotsford of the AHL.

Norris Division

-Former Panthers/Blackhawks/Devils forward Rostislav Olesz has joined Bern of Switzerland's NLA.

(Photos: Zatkoff-Gene J. Puskar/Associated Press; Devils/Kings-Mark J. Terrill/Associated Press; Sabres/Flyers-Matt Slocum/Associated Press; Rangers/Stars-Matt Strasen/Associated Press; Blues/Bruins-Charles Krupa/Associated Press and Jared Wickerham/Getty Images; Lightning/Sharks-Marcio Jose Sanchez/Associated Press; Panthers/Oilers-Derek Leung/Getty Images)

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