*It was a full weekend of hockey for our boys and they kicked it off on a high note, taking down the Lightning 4-2. RECAP!
*It was Michal Neuvirth's first game back after a long absence and he looked pretty good. [CSN Philly]
*Kate was at The Farg shooting the game, getting the good shots for your viewing pleasure. [BSH]
*Then last night against the Blue Jackets we got a hilarious bunch of hideously bad calls by the refs and ended up losing 2-1. RECAP!
*Ron Hextall has some decisions to make this season with regard to his goaltending situation, and one option would be to sign Steve Mason to a deal long enough to allow one of the goalie prospects to become "the guy". [Inquirer]
*Speaking of prospects, we may be seeing more of German Rubtsov soon. Maybe. [BSH]
*Midseason grades: offense edition! [Philly Voice]
*Midseason grades: the back end! [Philly Voice]
*On the most crazy job in sports: the NHL 1-day emergency goaltender. [CSN Philly]
*The NHL playing regular season games in China? Oh god could we just not. [Puck Daddy]
*And finally, this is a pretty cool look at the underlying costs of achieving an NHL career. [Pension Plan Puppets]