-"We've played without Sidney before. We've played without [Evgeni Malkin] before. That's the adversity you go through." - Ray Shero on Sidney Crosby's recovery from a broken jaw.
-Paul Martin will be sidelined four to six weeks following hand surgery. (PG+)
-Brooks Orpik's (right) next game will be his 622nd with the Penguins, most in franchise history by a defenseman.
-“It was different seeing him in a Penguins uniform. I mean, I grew up watching Jarome play. I remember the battle with Tampa in the (2004 playoffs). We were just talking about it the other day in Chicago — I still think it’s one of the best Stanley Cup finals of all time. We were talking about where guys were at that point in their careers. I was just going into my second year of junior.” - Flames defenseman Chris Butler on former captain Jarome Iginla.
-Happy 46th birthday to former Penguins forward Lee Giffin. A second-round pick of the club in 1985, Giffin spent parts of two seasons wth the Penguins. As a rookie in 1986-87, he appeared in eight games and scored two points. He followed that up in 1987-88 by playing in 19 games and recorded two assists. After spending all of 1988-89 with the Penguins' IHL affiliate in Muskegon, Giffin was traded to the Rangers for future considerations in the 1989 offseason. In 27 games with the Penguins, Giffin scored four points.
-After the Jump: Former Penguins Ruslan Fedotenko and Mark Letestu get assists while Maxime Talbot suffers a broken left leg.
-An overtime goal by former Penguin Ruslan Fedotenko gave the Flyers a wild 5-4 win against the rival Capitals. Kimmo Timonen had a goal and three assists for Philadelphia while teammate Claude Giroux netted a goal and two assists. Ilya Bryzgalov made 25 saves in the victory. Marcus Johansson led Washington with a goal and an assist.
-Goal of the Night: Check out this re-direction goal by Washington's Nicklas Backstrom:
-Check out this pass by Giroux to spring Matt Read loose on a breakaway goal:
-Check out this pass by Washington Brooks Laich to spring Mike Green loose on his own breakaway goal:
-Flyers forward and former Penguin Maxime Talbot will be sidelined indefinitely due to a broken left leg. He was injured after missing this hit on Green in the second period:
-Hit of the Night: Washington's Steve Olesky smacked Giroux to the ice then had to fight Jakub Voracek afterwards:
-A goal by Timonen with 9.5 seconds remaining in regulation forced overtime
-Thinking Out Loud: If Backstrom lays down to block the shot or even force it high, his team probably gets a win. Instead, he stands straight up and screen's his goaltender, Braden Holtby, who didn't have a view of the puck.
-Fire Ray Shero.
-"Lots of people were thinking I'm here just to finish my contract and go home. It's not true, obviously. I want to show everybody that I'm very happy here, that the Isles are a good team, a playoff team," he said. "I have a great team, great teammates and I think I can help this team." - Islanders defenseman Lubomir Visnovsky on his decision to sign a contract extension with New York.
-Anton Khudobin made 26 saves for the Bruins in a 2-0 shutout of the Sabres. It was his second career shutout. Nathan Horton and David Krejci each had a goal and an assist for Boston.
-Save of the Night: Khudobin on Buffalo's Tyler Ennis:
-Pass of the Night: Check out this backhanded dish by Krejci to set up Horton in tight:
-Bruins defenseman and Mt. Lebanon native Matt Bartkowski recorded his first career NHL point, an assist.
-Lightning rookie defenseman Andrej Sustr took the long way to the NHL.
-An overtime goal and an assist by former Penguin Mark Letestu gave the Blue Jackets a 2-1 win against the Ducks. Fire Ray Shero. Sergei Bobrovsky made 29 saves in the victory.
-Two goals and an assist by Gibsonia native Brandon Saad led the Blackhawks to a 7-1 rout of the rival Red Wings. Dave Bolland added two goals for Chicago while teamate Jonathan Toews collected a goal and two assists. Corey Crawford made 33 saves in the victory.
-Check out the moves here by Saad on this goal:
-Ugly Goal of the Day: Detroit's Jakub Kindl accidentally put a backhander into his own net:
-Check out this pass by Saad to set up Toews for a goal:
-Check out the placement ont his shot by Chicago's Nick Leddy:
-Detroit goaltender Jimmy Howard was going why his backup, Jonas Gustavsson was coming:
-Blackhawks forward Viktor Stalberg played after receiving 50 to 60 stitches on his jaw after taking a puck to the face Friday.
-Red Wings captain/forward Henrik Zetterberg was scratched due to a groin ailment.
-Detroit forward and former Penguin Mikael Samuelsson left the game due to an "upper-body" injury.
-The Red Wings recalled defenseman Carlo Colaiacovo from a conditioning assignment with Grand Rapids of the AHL and assigned defenseman Brian Lashoff to Grand Rapids.
-Predators forward Mike Fisher is dealing with a hand injury.
-Avalanche forward Milan Hejduk will be sidelined indefinitely due to a shoulder injury.
-Jonathan Bernier made 13 saves for the Kings in a 3-2 win against the Stars. Former Penguin Alex Goligoski recorded two assists for Dallas. Fire Ray Shero.
-Check out this smooth backhanded goal by Dallas' Jamie Benn:
-Defensive Play of the Day: Check out this steal by Los Angeles' Kyle Clifford which led to a goal by Brad Richardson:
-"I played that game for her. I think she'll appreciate that." - Bernier on his recently deceased grandmother, Georgette St-Gelais.
-The Sharks recalled defenseman Matt Tennyson from Worcester of the AHL.
-Your Frozen Four field is Quinnipiac, St. Cloud State, Yale and Massachusetts Lowell.
(Photo: Fleury-Peter Diana/Post-Gazette; Orpik-Drew Hallowell/Getty Images; Bruins/Sabres-Rick Stewart/Getty Images; Blackhawks/Red Wings-Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images)