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Empty Netter Assists - 02-25-13

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Penguins

-Evgeni Malkin was diagnosed with a concussion after suffering short-term memory loss.

-Dave Molinari's recap from last night's game. Beau Bennett's first career goal turned out to be a game-winner.

-The Tampa Tribune's recap. "I coached Crosby two years in junior and I've seen it all with Sidney. I was hoping not to see it tonight.'' - Lightning coach Guy Boucher on Sidney Crosby's three-point game.

-The Tampa Times' recap. "I didn't think I totally did my job, so I understand, and I support it." - Lightning goaltender Anders Lindback on being pulled after the first period.

-The Associated Press' recap. Crosby surpassed Rick Kehoe for third place on the franchise's scoring list with 637 points.

-Highlights:

-Mike Lange's goal calls.

-The great Joe Vitale versus Adam Hall:

-A good look at Crosby's first goal:

-Marc-Andre Fleury kept an eye on this puck:

-Not so happy times for Lindback:

-Dan Bylsma speaks:

-Bennett speaks:

-Sidney Crosby speaks:

-Shootout goals by Chad Kolarik and Riley Holzapfel gave the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins a 2-1 win against the Bridgeport Sound Tigers. Brad Thiessen made 34 saves in the victory.

-Peter Delmas made 44 saves for the Wheeling Nailers in a 1-0 shutout of the Fort Wayne Komets.

-Happy 63rd birthday to former Penguins goaltender Cam Newton. An eighth-round pick in 1970, Newton spent parts of two seasons with the Penguins. As a rookie in 1970-71, he appeared in five games and had a 1-3-1 record along with a 3.42 GAA. After spending all of 1971-72 with the Penguins' AHL affiliate in Hershey, Newton returned in 1972-73 by playing in 11 games and going 3-4-0 with a 3.94 GAA. During the 1973 offseason, he joined the Chicago Cougars of the WHA as a free agent. In 16 games with the Penguins, Newton had a 4-7-1 record with a 3.76 goals against average.

-After the jump: Boston's Zdeno Chara scores the prettiest goal you'll ever see a 6-foot-9 giant score and the Blackhawks keep winning.

Atlantic Division

-Devils goaltender Martin Brodeur is dealing with a sore back.

Northeast Division

-A goal and an assist by Daniel Paille led the Bruins past the Panthers, 4-1. Tuukka Rask made 25 saves in the victory.

-Goal of the Day: Zdeno Chara pulled out a spin-o-rama on this backhander:

-Defensive Play of the Day: Check out this "save" by Boston's Tyler Seguin:

-Florida's Mike Weaver dropped Boston's Brad Marchand here:

-Chara looked like he wanted to take Florida's Jonathan Huberdeau home with him as if he were a kitten:

-Canadiens forward Max Pacioretty will not be disciplined for a hit into the boards which injured Rangers defeseman Ryan McDonagh Saturday. The hit in question:

-EN Says: We don't really have a problem with the lack of supplemental discipline for this. McDonagh was given a boarding minor in the game for this hit. That's sufficient enough punishment.

-With defensemen Jordan Leopold (hand) and Alexander Sulzer ("lower body") dinged up, the Sabres recalled defenseman Adam Pardy from Rochester of the AHL.

Southeast Division

-Ondrej Pavelec made 24 saves for the Jets in a 4-2 defeat of the Devils. Bryan Little and Blake Wheeler recorded two assists for Winnipeg.

-Check out this smooth backhander by Winnipeg's Evander Kane:

-New Jersey's Krys Barch and Winnipeg's Anthony Peluso had issues:

-Alexander Semin had a goal and two assists for the Hurricanes in a 4-2 win against the Islanders. Former Penguin Jordan Staal added a goal and an assist for Carolina while teammate Cam Ward made 23 saves in the victory. Fire Ray Shero. Former Penguins prospect Matt Moulson led New York with a goal and an assist. Fire Ray Shero again.

-Carolina captain Eric Staal scored on a fluky hop here:

-Check out the placement on this shot by New York's John Tavares:

-Cool Photo of the Day: New York's Kevin Poulin had issues with this puck:

-Semin didn't seem to appreciate the placement of Islanders forward Matt Martin's hand:

-The Panthers placed forward Kris Versteeg on injured reserve due to an "upper-body" injury.

Central Division

-Corey Crawford made 28 saves for the Blackhawk in a 1-0 shutout of the Blue Jackets. It was his seventh career shutout. Chicago extended it's season-opening NHL record of games without a regulation loss to 18 games.

-Check out this pass by Chicago's Bryan Bickell to set up Andrew Shaw for the only goal of the game:

-Happy times in Chicago:

-Columbus' Sergei Bobrovsky had his tower buzzed here:

-Two goals and two assists by Damien Brunner led the Red Wings to an 8-3 rout of the Canucks. Niklas Kronwall and captain Henrik Zetterberg each had a goal and two assists for Detroit while teammate Dan Clearly added a goal and an assist. Jimmy Howard made 18 saves in the victory. Daniel Sedin scored two goals for Vancouver.

-Check out this pass by Detroit's Pavel Datsyuk to set up Zetterberg for a goal:

-Check out this pass in traffic by Vancouver captain Henrik Sedin to set up his brother Daniel Sedin:

-Check out this pass off the end boards by Henrik Sedin to set up Daniel Sedin for a goal:

-Hit of the Day: Detroit's Jordin Tootoo lit up Vancouver's Chris Tanev here:

-EN Says: Tootoo got two minutes for charging on that play. We're not sure why.

-With goaltender Jonas Gustavsson dealing with a groin injury, the Red Wings recalled goaltender Thomas McCollum from Grand Rapids of the AHL.

-The Blue Jackets placed defenseman Jack Johnson ("upper body") on injured reserve and recalled forward Ryan Johansen from Springfield of the AHL.

Northwest Division

-Two goals by captain Jarome Iginla led the Flames past the Coyotes, 5-4. Curtis Glencross added a goal and an assist for Calgary while teammates Chris Butler, Lee Stempniak and Alex Tanguay each recorded two assists. Joey MacDonald made 23 saves in the victory. Raffi Torres scored two goals for Phoenix.

-Glencross scored the game-winning goal with a minute left in regulation:

-Iginla's second goal tied the game with 90 seconds left in regulation:

-Red times in Calgary:

Pacific Division

-Two goals, including one in overtime, and an assist by Corey Perry led the Ducks past the Avalanche, 4-3. Captain Ryan Getzlaff added a goal and two assists for Anaheim while teammate Francois Beauchemin recorded four assists. Jonas Hiller made 20 saves in the victory. Ryan O'Bryne recorded two assists for Colorado.

-Perry's overtime goal:

-Perry was a tad excited after the goal:

-Selanne scored his 250th career power-play goal:

-The Stars recalled defensemen Trevor Daley (foot) and Aaron Rome (neck) on injured reserve and recalled defensemen Jamie Oleksiak and Carl Sneep, a former Penguin, from Texas of the AHL.

Adams Division

-Connor McDavid recorded two assists for the Erie Otters in a 6-3 loss to the Kingston Frontenacs.

-P.J. Musico made 46 saves for the Penn State men's team in a 5-0 loss to Wisconsin.

(Photo: Lightning/Penguins-Gene J. Puskar/Associated Press; Bruins/Panthers-Joel Auerbach/Getty Images; Jets/Devils-Al Bello/Getty Images; Hurricanes/Islanders-Bruce Bennett/Getty Images; Blue Jackets/Blackhawks-Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images; Coyotes/Flames-Derek Leung/Getty Images; Avalanche/Ducks-Jeff Gross/Getty Images)

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