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Empty Netter Assists - 05-20-13

Written by Seth Rorabaugh on .

Playoff Stuff
Penguins - Senators

-Dave Molinari's recap from last night's game. "You like to think you can hold onto the puck for the last 1:27, with a power play. That wasn't the case." - Dan Bylsma.

-The Ottawa Citizen's recap. Craig Anderson rebounds.

-The Associated Press' recap. "Alfie is one of the best guys in the game. We want the puck on his stick at all times.'' - Anderson on captain Daniel Alfredsson's game-tying goal with 29 seconds left.

-Highlights:

-Goal of the Night: Alfredsson's goal deserves its own clip:

-A good look at Ottawa's Chris Phillips celebrating the goal:

-Ottawa's Erik Karlsson knows how to use his skates:

-Pascal Dupuis hitting a post in overtime:

-Craig Adams > Jason Spezza:

-Happy times for the Senators:

-Brooks Orpik > Jean-Gabriel Pageau:

-Dan Bylsma speaks:

-Tomas Vokoun speaks:

-Sidney Crosby speaks:

-"It's frustrating. I thought the chances were there. We either missed the net or the puck bounced on us, or the goalie made a save." - Sidney Crosby on the power-play which went 0 for 6 in Game 3.

-”When it went in, I was just overjoyed. Just given the situation. If they win there, it’s 3-0, now it’s 2-1 with another game at home here. You really put that in perspective.” - Senators forward Colin Greening on his overtime goal.

-Welcome back Senators forward Jason Spezza.

-The pregame festivities:

-Hockey Night in Canada's pregame montage:

-After the Jump: The Bruins race out to a 2-0 series lead against the Rangers and golden times in Sweden.

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Bruins - Rangers

-Torrey Krug and Brad Marchand each had a goal and an assist for the Bruins in a 5-2 defeat of the Rangers in Game 2. Boston has a 2-0 series lead. Patrice Bergeron and David Krejci each recorded two assist for Boston while teammate Tuukka Rask made 35 saves.

-Defensive Play of the Day: Check out this steal by Ryan Callahan which led to a determined breakaway goal:

-New York's Rick Nash scored his first goal of the postseason:

-Pass of the Day: Bergeron setting up Marchand:

-Rangers coach John Tortorella used some colorful language on national television yesterday:

-Bright times for Krug:

-Happy times for the Bruins. Not so much for New York's Michael Del Zotto:

-Boston's Gregory Campbell and New York's Derek Dorsett had issues:

-Rangers defenseman Dan Girardi was on the ice for all five Bruins goals.

-‘‘I don’t need to evaluate Henrik. We know what Henrik is.’’ - Rangers coach John Tortorella on goaltender Henrik Lundqvist.

-Lundqvist is dealing with "discomfort" in his left shoulder.

-The Rangers' power play is only 2 for 36 in the postseason.

Blackhawks - Red Wings

-Blackhawks forwards Michal Handzus and Victor Stalberg are expected to return to the lineup for Game 3 for Game 3.

-Blackhawks captain Jonathan Toews better get used to seeing more of Red Wings captain Henrik Zetterberg in Games 3 and 4.

Kings - Sharks

-"I think this is his coming-out party. Nationally, people are starting to talk about him." - Sharks coach Todd McLellan on forward Logan Couture's postseason performance.

-"I think he's got to handle that. He can't be frustrated. That's a byproduct of being a great goaltender." - Kings coach Darryl Sutter on goaltender Jonathan Quick being fined for abuse of an official after Game 3.

Non-Playoff Stuff
IIHF World Championships

-Canucks captain/forward Henrik Sedin had two goals and an assist for Sweden in a 5-1 win agianst Switzerland in the gold medal match.

-Bright times for Sweden. Not so much for Switzerland:

-Members of Team Sweden donned golden helmets to celebrate:

-Happy times for Sweden captain Staffan Kronwall:

-The Swedes took off their lids for the national anthem:

-Handshake line:

-Disappointing times for Switzerland:

-Switzerland went 9-1 in the tournament and won a medal for the first time in 60 years.

-Sweden celebrated some more at an outdoor party on Monday:

-Ducks goaltending prospect John Gibson, a native of Whitehall, made 36 saves for the United States in a 3-2 win against Finland in the bronze medal match.

-Cool Photo of the Day: Gibson stretched out for this save on Finland's Petri Kontiola:

-Bronze times for the United States:

Penguins

-Happy 67th birthday to former Penguins general manager, head coach and Hockey Hall of Fame member Craig Patrick. One of the most important figures in the history of the Penguins, Patrick served as the team's general manager from 1989 until 2006. During that time, he directed the club to two Stanley Cup titles, one Presidents' Trophy, five division titles, 11 consecutive playoff appearances and 575 wins. Patrick also had two unsuccessful stints as the team's coach in 1990 and 1997. Overall, his coaching record with the team was 29-36-9. He is currently a senior advisor for hockey operations for the Blue Jackets.

 Norris Division

-Former Capitals forward Wojtek Wolski has joined Torpedo Nizhny Novgorod of Russia's KHL.

(Photos: Penguins/Senators-Jana Chytilova/Freestyle Photography/Getty Images; Patrick Doyle/Canadian Press; Rangers/Bruins-Jared Wickerham/Getty Images; IIHF World Championships-Jonathan Nackstrand/AFP/Getty Images, Alexander Nemenov/AFP/Getty Images and Martin Rose/Bongarts/Getty Images

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