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Empty Netter Assists - 03-13-13

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Penguins

-Dave Molinari's recap from last night's game. "We just stuck with what we wanted to do. To get a couple late is a good feeling, especially against a team like that that's good defensively. They don't give you much." - Brandon Sutter.

-The Boston Globe's recap.  “It’s of our own doing. We gave them that game when we had control of it.” - Bruins coach Claude Julien.

-The Associated Press' recap. ''I think we just believed if we kept going we were eventually going to get it in. It seemed like it took forever ... but that's a big win for us.'' - Sidney Crosby (above, with Sutter).

-Highlights:

-Mike Lange's goal calls.

-Chris Kunitz got upended here by Bruins defenseman and former Penguin Andrew Ference:

-Khudobin was all over this puck:

-Khubobin having a moment alone:

-Boston coach Bill Dauterive Claude Julien gave his team the business here:

-Dan Bylsma speaks:

-Sutter speaks:

-Bylsma speaks:

-Bylsma plans on rotating his defense.

-Happy 59th birthday to former Penguins forward Blaine Stoughton. The club's first-round pick in 1973, Stoughton appeared in 34 games for the 1973-74 Penguins and recorded 11 points. The following offseason, Stoughton and a draft pick were dealt to the Maple Leafs in exchange for Rick Kehoe.

-Happy 39th birthday to former Penguins defenseman Maxim Galanov (right). Claimed by the Penguins from the Rangers through a waiver draft in 1998, Galanov, the first player in franchise history to wear No. 47, appeared in 51 games for the 1998-99 Penguins and recorded seven points. He appeared in one playoff game that spring and failed to record a point. The Thrashers claimed him in the 1999 expansion draft. He currently plays for Sokol Krasnoyarsk of Russia's VHL.

-Happy 52nd birthday to former Penguins defenseman Petteri Lehto. A free agent signing in the 1984 offseason, Lehto appeared in six games the 1984-85 Penguins and was a minus-4. In a 7-4 home win against the Canucks, Jan. 9, 1985, Lehto and fellow Finn Arto Javanainen became the first European players in franchise history. The following season, Lehto rejoined TPS Turku in his native Finland.

-Happy 52nd birthday to former Penguins forward Barry Pederson. Acquired along with Rod Buskas and Tony Tanti in a trade which sent Dave Capuano, Andrew McBain and Dan Quinn to the Canucks midway through the 1989-90 season, Pederson spent parts of two seasons with the Penguins. He finished that season by playing in 38 games for the Penguins and scoring 22 points. In 1990-91, he appeared in 46 games and contributed 14 points. Despite not appearing in a playoff game that spring, Pederson did get his name on the Stanley Cup for the franchise's 1991 championship. In the 1991 offseason, Pederson joined the Hartford Whalers as a free agent. In 84 games with the Penguins, Pederson scored 36 points.

-Happy 38th birthday to former Penguins forward Landon Wilson. Acquired from the Coyotes before the 2004 trade deadline, Wilson appeared in 19 games for the 2003-04 Penguins and recorded six points. Prior to the 2004-05 lockout, he signed with Espoo in Finland.

-After the Jump: The Capitals lose again and Anahem's Corey Perry takes out Minnesota's Justin Zucker with a dangerous hit.

Atlantic Division

-Islanders forward Michael Grabner will be sidelined seven to 10 days after suffering a shoulder injury against the Penguins Sunday.

-The Devils placed defenseman Henrik Tallinder ("lower body") on injured reserve and recalled forward Harri Pesonen from Albany of the AHL.

-The Flyers assigned defenseman Erik Gustafsson to Adirondack of the AHL.

Northeast Division

-Two goals by Marcus Foligno led the Sabres to a 3-1 win against the Rangers. Andrej Sekera recorded two assists for Buffalo while teammate Jhonas Enroth made 32 saves.

-Foligno went between his legs on a rebound to score his first goal:

-Pass of the Night: Buffalo captain Jason Pominville banked a puck off the boards to set up teammate Thomas Vanek on a breakaway goal:

-Filling in for starter Ryan Miller who was sidelined due to a sinus infection, Enroth got his first win in 16 starts.

-Rangers coach John Tortorella went nuts after the game:

-The Senators aquired forward Matt Kassian from the Wild in exchange for a sixth-round pick in 2014.

Southeast Division

-Justin Peters made 26 saves for the Hurricanes in a 4-0 shutout of the Capitals. It was his third career shutout. Riley Nash scored two goals for Carolina while teammate Patrick Dwyer added a goal and an assist.

-Fluky Goal of the Night: Carolina's Joe Corvo clunked a goal from the right wing corner off the lid of Washington goaltender Braden Holtby:

-Carolina's Drayson Bowman had issues with Washington's Steve Oleksy:

-Blake Wheeler scored two goals for the Jets in a 5-2 win against the Maple Leafs. Nik Antropov added a goal and two assists for Winnipeg while teammate Dustin Byfgulien recorded three assists. Ondrej Pavelec made 24 saves in the victory. Phil Kessel scored both of Toronto's goals.

-Check out his save by Pavelec on Toronto's Cody Franson:

-Goal of the Night: Check out this paralyzing move Winnipeg's Evander Kane made to get by Toronto's Korbinian Holzer for a goal:

-Check out his adjustment off a bank from the end boards by Kessel on his second goal:

-Getting up close and personal with Winnipeg's James Wright:

-Martin St. Louis had a goal and two assists for the Lightning in a 3-2 win against the rival Panthers. Captain Vincent Lecavalier added a goal and an assist for Tampa Bay while teammate Alex Killorn recorded two assists. Anders Lindback made 37 saves in the victory.

-Check out the passing which led to this goal by St. Louis:

-"Hit" of the Night: St.Louis and Lecavalier took each other out while chasing for a puck:

-Panthers forward Kris Versteeg left the game due to a right knee ailment. He was injured on his hit by Tampa Bay's Radko Gudas:

-The playoff started a while ago for Gudas:

-With defensemen John Erskine (suspected hand/wrist) and Tom Poti ("upper body") injured, the Capitals recalled defenseman Cameron Schilling from Hershey of the AHL.

-The Lightning assigned goaltender Cedrick Desjardins to Syracuse of the AHL.

Central Division

-Penguins athletic trainer Chris Stewart scored two goals for the Blues in a 4-2 win against the Sharks. Barrett Jackman recorded two assists for St. Louis while teammate Jake Allen made 39 saves in the victory.

-Check out the placement on Stewart's first goal:

-Allen kept an eye on this puck:

-It took more than a few Sharks to keep St. Louis' Ryan Reaves away from this puck:

-St. Louis captain David Backes had a rough time behind the San Jose net:

-Pekka Rinne made 32 saves for the Predators in a 4-0 shutout of the Stars. It was his 30th career shutout. David Legwand and Craig Smith each recorded two assists for Nashville.

-There was a rare double fight as Nashville captain Shea Weber squared off with Dallas' Antoine Roussell while Nashville's Mike Fisher tangled with Dallas' Stephane Robidas:

-The Blackhawks assigned defenseman Steve Montador to Rockford of the AHL after he cleared waivers and recalled forward Jimmy Hayes from Rockford.

-The Blue Jackets activated forward Brandon Dubinsky (knee) from injured reserve and assigned forward Matthew Ford, acquired from Philadelphia for future considerations, to Springfield of the AHL.

-The Red Wings recalled forward Gustav Nyquist from Grand Rapids of the AHL and assigned forward Tomas Tatar to Grand Rapids.

Northwest Division

-Devan Dubnyk made 36 saves for the Oilers in a 4-0 shutout of the Avalanche. It was his fifth career shutout. Sam Gagner and Magnus Paajarvi each had a goal and an assist for Edmonton while teammates Taylor Hall and Ales Hemsky recorded two assists.

-A shootout goal by Mason Raymond gave the Canucks a 2-1 win against the Blue Jackets. Roberto Luongo made 27 saves in the victory.

-Raymond pulled off a spin-o-rama on his shootout goal:

-The Wild assigned forward Mikael Granlund to Houston of the AHL.

-The Oilers assigned forward Anton Landerto Oklahoma City of the AHL.

Pacific Division

-Two goals by Mikkel Boedker led the Coyotes to a 5-2 win against the Kings. Captain Shane Doan and Raffi Torres each had a goal and an assist for for Phoenix while teammate Mike Smith made 31 saves.

-Check out this deflection by Doan:

-Intense Photo of the Night: Los Angeles' Jarret Stoll and Phoenix's Antoine Vermette were ready for this faceoff:

-Los Angeles defenseman Davis Drewiske didn't help goaltender Jonathan Quick too much here:

-Jonas Hiller made 31 saves for the Ducks in a 2-1 victory against the Wild. Anaheim has won four consecutive games.

-Wild forward Justin Zucker left the game in the second period after being struck in the head by Anaheim's Corey Perry:

-Perry is expected to have a disciplinary hearing today.

-“I didn’t change my path of direction. I was committed. I tried to let up. It’s hard. It happens so fast. It’s unfortunate. . I don’t go out there looking to hurt guys. That’s not the way I am." - Perry on the hit. He sent an apology to Zucker.

-With goaltender Viktor Fasth dealing with an "upper-body" injury, the Ducks recalled goaltender Jeff Deslauriers from Fort Wayne of the ECHL.

-With Deslaurier not arriving to the game on time, the Ducks had to sign practice goaltender Zach Sikich to a one-day professional contract and have him serve as the backup.

-The Ducks assigned forward Devante Smith-Pelly to Norfolk of the AHL.

-Stars forward Jamie Benn is sidelined due to a wrist and "lower-body" ailments.

-The Coyotes recalled defenseman Chris Summers from Portland of the AHL.

-Sharks defenseman Brent Burns returned to the lineup after missing seven games due to a left leg injury.

(Photos: Penguins/Bruins-Justin K. Aller/Getty Images and Gene J. Puskar/Associated Press; Galanov-Getty Images; Hurricanes/Capitals-Alex Brandon/Associated Press; Maple Leafs/Jets-Trevor Hagan/Canadian Press; Lightning/Panthers-Joel Auerbach/Getty Images; Sharks/Blues-St. Louis Post-Dispatch/Associated Press and Ross D. Franklin/St. Louis Post-Dispatch/Associated Press; Kings/Coyotes-Ross D. Franklin/Associated Press and Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

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