Empty Netter Assists - 06-10-14

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-Dan Bylsma (right) has found work ... with NHL Network as an analyst.

-According to the [Fort Lauderdale, Fla.] Sun-Sentinel, former Penguins head coach Dan Bylsma will meet with the Panthers about their vacant head coaching position this week.

Playoff Stuff
Kings - Rangers

-Jonathan Quick made 32 saves for the Kings in a 3-0 shutout of the Rangers in Game 3 of the Stanley Cup Final. It was his ninth career playoff shutout and gave Los Angeles a 3-0 series lead.

-Save of the Night: Quick dove back to deny New York's Mats Zuccarello of a goal here:

-Kings forward Jeff Carter scored the game's first goal with less than a second remaining in the first period:

-It wasn't all bad for the Rangers. New York's Dan Girardi did everything he could to keep this puck out of the net:

-A good look at the play:

-Hockey Night in Canada's pregame montage was pretty sharp:

-Hockey Night in Canada had it's "hockey cards" segment with the Rangers last night:

-The Kings' segment was held earlier in the series:

-Los Angeles' Jake Muzzin (left) and Drew Doughty had a moment:

-Quick was all over this puck:

-His New York counterpart, Henrik Lundqvist, had less success with this puck:

-Los Angeles' Anze Kopitar fended off New York's Derek Stepan for this puck:

-Happy times for Quick:

-Quick being flexible:

-A hockey night in Manhattan:

-"This is the game that we want to play. We don't want to get into shootouts. Obviously the come-from-behind wins are not going to last. This is a game where we are more comfortable playing. This is how we've got to play to have success." - Kings defenseman Matt Greene.

-"We want to win one in front of our own fans in this building. I think that's as far as we're looking at it. We can't look at it that we have to win four straight. It's possible. But right now, we want to get one win." - Rangers goaltender Henrik Lundqvist.

-"We can’t go out playing Game 4 thinking we’ve lost the Stanley Cup Final. We’ve got to believe.” - Zuccarello.

-The Rangers went 0 for 6 on the power play in Game 3.

Non-Playoff Stuff
Atlantic Division

-The Lightning re-signed restricted free agent forward Ondrej Palat (right) to a three-year contract worth a total of $10 million. Coming off an entry-level contract with a salary cap hit of $579,167, Palat's new deal will have a cap hit of $3,333,333. A finalist for the Calder Trophy, Palat, 23, appeared in 81 games this season and scored 59 points (23 goals, 36 assists).

-EN Says: With Steven Stamkos missing much of the season due to a leg injury, Palat was one of a handful of players who stepped up to picked the slack offensively. He's a creative player with the puck and is still pretty young. This is a good contract. 

Smythe Division

-It doesn't look like the NHL will made goaltening interference subject to video review.

-Former Thrashers/Avalanche forward Darren Haydar and former Islanders/Mighty Ducks/Thrashers/Rangers/Canucks foward Jason Krog have joined Medvescak Zagreb of Russia's KHL.

(Photos: Al Bello/Getty Images, Bruce Bennett/Getty Images, Paul Bereswell/Getty Images, Frank Franklin II/Associated Press and Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

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