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Empty Netter Assists - 02-18-13

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Penguins

-Shelly Anderson's recap from yesterday's game. "For whatever reason, I've been able to put some points up. It's great ice here. That's all I can say." - On his success against Buffalo.

-The Buffalo News' recap. “We’re neither competent enough nor experienced enough with the lead in the third period. That burned us. It’s not acceptable." - Sabres goaltender Ryan Miller.

-The Olean Times Herald's recap. “It’s just a (expletive) way to lose.” - Miller.

-Highlights:

-Miller's save on James Neal deserves its own clip:

-Tanner Glass versus Buffalo's Cody McCormick:

-A good look at the fight:

-Glass' reaction to the fight via Twitter:

-McCormick dropped Brandon Sutter with this big hit:

-Happy times for Crosby:

-Dan Bylsma speaks:

-Sidney Crosby speaks:

-Ryan Miller speaks:

-Penalties hurt the Penguins once again.

-Jeff Zatkoff made 12 saves for the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins in a 1-0 loss to the Syracuse Crunch.

-Happy 77th birthday to former Penguins captain and Pittsburgh Hornets forward Ab McDonald. Chosen in the 1967 expansion draft, McDonald spent one season with the Penguins. During the franchise's innagural campaign of 1967-68, he played all 74 games and scored 43 points, including a team-leading 22 goals. He also served as the Penguins' first captain and was the first player in franchise history to wear No. 20. In the 1968 offseason, McDonald was traded to the Blues in exchange for Lou Angotti.

-Happy 46th birthday to former Penguins forward Glenn Mulvenna. Signed by the Penguins in the 1987 offseason, Mulvenna's career amounted to one game in the 1991-92 season. He signed with the rival Flyers in the following offseason.

-After the Jump: Martin Brodeur talks Olympics and outdoor hockey returns to Chicago.

Atlantic Division

-Henrik Lundqvist made 27 saves for the Rangers in a 2-1 win against the Capitals. New York has won four out of its past five games.

-Check out the passing which led to this power-play goal by New York's Derek Stepan:

-Rangers forward Darroll Powe left the game in the second period after hitting his head off the ice.

-Powe was injured on this collision with Washington's Matt Hendricks:

-Washington captain Alex Ovechkin got a little torque on this shot:

-The Devils recalled forward Andrei Loktionov from Albany of the AHL and assigned forward Jacob Josefson to Albany.

-"If they feel that I’m still capable of helping them out in any way, for me it’s a great honor to be part of Team Canada." - Devils goaltender Martin Brodeur on potentially playing in the 2014 Winter Olympics.

Northeast Division

-Tuukka Rask made 22 saves for the Bruins in a 3-2 win against the Jets. Patrice Bergeron recorded two assists for Boston. Alexander Burmistrov had a goal and an assist for Winnipeg.

-Check out this deflection goal by Boston's Daniel Paille:

-The Bruins were popular in Winnipeg:

-Winnipeg's Ondrej Pavelec kept an eye on this puck:

-Canadiens rookie forward Brendan Gallagher is dealing with a concussion. He was injured on this hit by Flyers defenseman Luke Schenn Saturday:

-The Canadiens assigned goaltender Robert Mayer to Hamilton of the AHL.

Southeast Division

-Hurricanes forward Jeff Skinner is dealing with an "upper-body" injury.

Central Division

-Brent Seabrook and captain Jonathan Toews each had a goal and an assist for the Blackhawks in a 3-2 win against the Kings. Duncan Keith recorded two assists for Chicago while teamamte Ray Emery made 25 saves. Mike Richards scored two goals for Los Angeles.

-Check out this pass by Keith to set up Seabrook for his goal:

-Seabrook blocked a shot by Los Angeles' Drew Doughty with a .... sensitive ... area of his body:

-Los Angeles' Dustin Penner laid into Seabrook here:

-Shootout goals by T.J. Oshie and Andrew McDonald gave the Blues a 4-3 win against the Canucks. Rookie Jake Allen made 28 saves in the victory. Captain Henrik Sedin led Vancouver with a regulation goal and an assist.

-Pass of the Night: Check out this feed from Vancouver's Daniel Sedin to set up Ryan Kesler on the power play:

-Hit of the Night: Vancouver's Aaron Volpatti on St. Louis' Andy McDonald:

-Volpatti and St. Louis' Ryan Reaves had a spirited fight:

-Allen had issues with this puck:

-With forward Brandon Dubinsky sidelined due to a knee injury, the Blue Jackets recalled forward Sean Collins from Springfield of the AHL and assigned defenseman Cody Goloubef to Springfield.

-Forward Wade MacLeod of the Springfield Falcons, the Blue Jackets' AHL affiliate, suffered a seizure after being hit into the boards during a game against the Adirondack Phantoms Sunday. The game was suspended in the second period following the hit. No makeup date was announced.

-The Red Wings recalled goaltender Jonas Gustavsson from Grand Rapids of the AHL and assigned goaltender Petr Mrazek to Grand Rapids.

Northwest Division

-Darcy Kuemper made 29 saves for the Wild in a 3-2 win against the Red Wings. Pavel Datsyuk led Detroit with a goal and an assist.

-Check out the placement on this wrister by Datsyuk:

-Kuemper got the start at the last minute after normal starter Niklas Backstrom fell ill.

-Joey MacDonald made 27 saves for the Flames in a 4-3 comeback win against the Stars.

-Dallas' Ryan Garbutt and Calgary's Steve Begin had issues:

-Flames forward Blair Jones cleared waivers.

Pacific Division

-The Stars placed goaltender Kari Lehtonen (groin) on injured reserve.

Norris Division

-Outdoor games between Notre Dame and Miami, Ohio as well as Wisconsin and Minnesota drew 52,051 to Chicago's Soldier Field.

-Some looks at the games:

(Photos: Penguins/Sabres-Gary Wiepert/Associated Press; Capitals/Rangers-Bruce Bennett/Getty Images; Bruins/Jets-Marianne Helm/Getty Images; Kings/Blackhawks-John Smierciak/Associated Press; Blues/Kings-Darryl Dyck/Canadian Press; Flames/Stars-Tony Gutierrez/Associated Press; Soldier Field-Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

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