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Empty Netter Assists - 01-06-13

Written by Seth Rorabaugh on .

Penguins

-The NHL and NHLPA have reached a tentative agreement on a new collective bargaining agreement.

-A list of components in the new tentative collective bargaining agreement. (PG+)

-NHL commissioner Gary Bettman and NHLPA executive director Donald Fehr speak:

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-Brad Thiessen made 30 saves for the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins in a 3-0 shutout of the Worecester Sharks. The Penguins snapped a five-game losing streak.

-The Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins are 11-3-2 when MacIntyre is in the lineup and 4-12-1 when he’s not.

-Scott Darling made 30 saves for the Wheeling Nailers in a 5-0 shutout of the Trenton Titans. Paul Crowder added a hat trick for Wheeling while teammates Scott Zurevinski collected a goal and and two assists.

Southeast Division

-"People are never going to forget this. Not the fans. Not the league. Not the players … and not the media." - Lightning captain/forward Vincent Lecavalier.

Pacific Division

-Kings forward Anze Kopitar is expected to be sidelined three weeks after suffering a knee injury while playing for Mora of Sweden's Allsvenskan.

World Junior Championship

-Western Pennsylvania products Riley Barber, John Gibson, J.T. Miller and Vince Trocheck help lead the United States to a gold medal at the World Junior Championship.

-Highlights:

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-Trocheck celebrating after his empty-net goal to secure the win late in regulation:

-Happy times for Gibson and teammates Mike Reilly and Shayne Gostisbehere:

-Happy times for the United States' bench:

-Not so happy times for Sweden's bench:

-Balloon times!

-Uplifting times for United States captain Jake McCabe:

-Patriotic times:

-Sweden's Sebastian Collberg appeared to apply some sort of side-saddle reverse cobra clutch on Gostisbehere:

-In the bronze medal game, Penguins defensive prospect Scott Harrington recorded an assist for Canada which lost to host Russia, 6-5 in overtime. In six games, Harrington had two assists.

-Less than happy times for Canada:

Adams Division

-Former Predators goaltender Jan Lasak has joined Spartak Moskva of Russia's KHL.

-Dane Fox had a hat trick for the Erie Otters in a 5-4 shootout loss to the Sarnia Sting.

-Eric Levine made 47 saves for the Robert Morris men's team in a 4-1 defeat of Army.

-A hat trick and two assists by Daniel O'Donoghue led the Mercyhurst men's team to a 5-2 win against Maine.

-P.J. Musico made 22 saves for the Penn State men's team which lost to Connecticut, 4-1.

-Kristen DiCiocco made 18 saves for the Robert Morris women's team in a 2-1 loss to RIT.

Collin Brennan made 36 saves for the Johnstown Tomahawks in a 2-1 shootout loss to the Michigan Warriors.

(Photos: Fans-Justin K. Aller/Getty Images; World Junior Championship-Nathan Denette/Canadian Press)

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