Empty Netter Assists - 12-04-13

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-Dave Molinari's recap from last night's game. "I can't say that's the first time I've seen him do that. His ability to stay with pucks and go by people is better than anybody I've ever seen. He's the best in the league at getting on pucks and staying with it. He's just an unbelievable player." - James Neal on Sidney Crosby.

-Newsday's recap. "I cost our team the win." - Islanders forward Thomas Vanek.

-The Associated Press' recap. ''I didn't notice how many guys were hanging on me. I just went for the net.'' - Crosby on his overtime goal.


-Mike Lange's goal calls.

-Crosby's overtime goal deserves its own clip:

-A great look at Marc-Andre Fleury denying New York's Frans Nielsen on a penalty shot:

-New York captain John Tavares was the only happy person in the Penguins' crease:

-Fleury peek around the net here:

-Crosby was pumped:

-Dan Bylsma speaks:

-James Neal speaks:

-Sidney Crosby speaks:

-Marc-Andre Fleury speaks:

-"You're not going to stop him. You're going to try to contain him. I thought we did a very good job of eliminating some of his chances, but he came up big for them." - Islanders coach Jack Capuano on Crosby.

-Why isn't Robert Bortuzzo playing?

-Tickets for the outdoor game between the Penguins and Blackhawks will go on sale Dec. 11.

-Wilkes_Barre/Scranton Penguins forward Adam Payerl will be sidelined three to four months due to an "upper-body" injury.

-After the Jump: The Ducks and Kings reveal their outdoor game jerseys.

Neapolitan Ice Cream Metropolitan Division

-Two goals and an assist by Jeff Skinner led the Hurricanes past the Capitals, 4-1. Jay Harrison and captain Eric Staal recorded two assists for Carolina while teammate Justin Peters made 26 saves.

-Peters robbed Washington's Jason Chimera here:

-Check out the placement on this shot by Skinner:


-Happy times for Carolina's Justin Faulk and Andrej Sekera:


-Bright times for Washington's Mike Green:

-Sergei Bobrovsky (16) and Curtis McElhinney (eight) combined to make 26 saves for the Blue Jackets in a 1-0 shutout of the Lightning.

-Columbus' Nick Foligno shot this puck from between his legs for the game's only goal:

-Bobrosky left last night's game in the third period due to an apparent left leg injury. He was injured on this save against Tampa Bay's J.T. Brown:

-Devils forward Ryane Clowe practiced for the first time since suffering a concussion Oct. 13.

Atlantic Division

-A goal and an assist by Joe Corvo led the Senators past the Panthers, 4-2. Clarke MacArthur recorded two assists for Ottawa while teammate Craig Anderson made 30 saves. Brian Campbell netted a goal and an assist for Florida.

-Maple Leafs forward Tyler Bozak left last night's game against the Sharks due to an "upper-body" injury.

-With captain Henrik Zetterberg expected to be sidelined two weeks due to a back injury, the Red Wings recalled forward Cory Emmerton from Grand Rapids of the AHL.

-Filming of the Maple Leafs and Red Wings for HBO's "24/7" is about to begin.

-Lightning defenseman Eric Brewer is dealing with a "lower-body" injury.

-Tampa Bay forward Ryan Malone will be sidelined three to four weeks due to an ankle fracture.

Central Division

-Valeri Nichushkin each had a goal and an assist for the Stars who edged the Blackhawks, 4-3. Kari Lehtonen made a whopping 47 saves in the victory. Patrick Kane recorded two assists for Chicago.

-Dallas Antoine Roussell taunged Blackhawks fans after scoring the eventual game-winning goal on a penalty shot:

-Dallas Brenden Dillon got the drop here on Chicago's Andrew Shaw:

-Avalanche coach Patrick Roy isn't crazy about advanced statistics.

Pacific Division

-Antti Niemi made 28 saves for the Sharks in a 4-2 win against the Maple Leafs. Dan Boyle recorded two assists for San Jose.

-Hit of the Night: San Jose's Andrew Desjardins on Toronto's Jarred Smithson:

-Check out this pass by Bozak to set up Phil Kessel for a goal:

-A shootout goal by Dwight King gave the Kings a 3-2 win against the Ducks. Martin Jones made 26 saves for Los Angeles. Corey Perry had a regulation goal and an assist for Anaheim.

-A good look at King's shootout goal against Anaheim's Jonas Hiller:

-Getzlaf put a little too much on this shot:

-Anaheim's Matt Beleskey and Los Angeles' Colin Fraser battled for this puck:

-Check out the hand/eye coordination here by Anaheim's Ryan Getlzaf in batting this puck out of midair for a goal:

-Mikkel Boedker and Mike Riberio each had a goal and two assists for the Coyotes in a 6-2 win against the Oilers. Captain Shane Doan, David Moss and Radim Vrbata each collected a goal and an assist for Phoenix while teammate Mike Smith made 31 saves. David Perron scored both of Edmonton's goals.

-Check out this pass by Ribeiro to set up Vrabata for a goal:

-Check out this paralyzing move Phoenix's Keith Yandle put on Edmonton's Jeff Petry at the blue line to score a goal:

-The Oilers being popular:

-Ryan Kesler had two goals for the Canucks in a 3-1 defeat of the Predators. Jason Garrison recorded two assists for Vancouver while teammate Robert Luongo made 30 saves in the victory.

-Canucks forward Alex Burrows is expected to be sidelined a month due to a broken jaw.

-The Kings and the Ducks revealed their new jerseys for their upcoming outdoor game. Here is the Kings' jersey as modeled by captain Dustin Brown:

-Here is the Ducks' jersey as modeled by Getzlaf:

-EN Says: The Kings jersey is basically a gray version of their jerseys from the late 1990s until the early 2010s. It's safe, inert and neutered. The Ducks jersey is a mess. It looks like one of those ugly winged foot D logos was just slapped on top of an old Flyers jersey. Getzlaf looks as if he's supposed to clean up a tanker truck spill in that ugly thing.

-The Kings recalled defenseman Jeff Schultz from Manchester of the AHL and assigned forward Tanner Pearson to Manchester.

-The NHL has reached a settlement with Wayne Gretzky over money owed him from his time as an executive with the Coyotes.

Adams Division

-Former Predators forward Ryan Thang has joined Byrnas of the Swedish Hockey League.

(Photos: Penguins/Islanders-Bruce Bennett/Getty Images and Kathy Kmonicek/Associated Press; Hurricanes/Capitals-Alex Brandon/Associated Press and Rob Carr/Getty Images; Stars/Blackhawks-Charles Rex Arbogast/Associated Press; Kings/Ducks-Jeff Gross/Getty Images; Coyotes/Oilers-Derek Leung/Getty Images)

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