Game recaps plus the latest on Pekka Rinne, Ryan Suter, Jack Johnson, Matt Read, Raffi Torres, Matt Arcobello and more.
THE WASHINGTON POST: Braden Holtby collected the shutout and Jason Chimera scored the game’s only goal as the Washington Capitals edged the Philadelphia Flyers 1-0. It was Holtby’s 20th consecutive start and franchise-record 26th straight appearance by a goaltender.
NJ.COM: Steve Bernier scored twice as the New Jersey Devils stunned the Los Angeles Kings 5-3.
SPECTOR’S NOTE: Games involving Canadian NHL teams are recapped in “Canadian Corner”.
THE TENNESSEAN: No word yet on the severity of the injury suffered on Tuesday by Nashville Predators goalie Pekka Rinne, but his agent said his client is “upbeat” over his recovery.
SPECTOR’S NOTE: The Predators are expected to release a statement today on Rinne’s injury and how long he could be sidelined.
TWINCITIES.COM: Minnesota Wild defenseman Ryan Suter received a two-game suspension for elbowing Pittsburgh Penguins forward Steve Downie in the face during a recent game. The Wild’s recent acquisition of goalie Devan Dubnyk could buy embattled coach Mike Yeo some time to try and reverse his floundering club’s fortunes.
DEADSPIN: A detailed examination into how Jack Johnson’s parents bankrupted the Columbus Blue Jackets defenseman.
SPECTOR’S NOTE: Some readers probably won’t have any sympathy for Johnson, but this was a grievous betrayal of trust by his parents. It’s one thing to be screwed over by agents, teammates or friends, but it’s another when it’s family.
PHILLY.COM: Flyers forward Matt Read has only recently finally recovered from a high-ankle sprain he suffered in early-November. Read has been playing through the injury.
SPECTOR’S NOTE: That explains why his offensive numbers are down this season.
TRIBLIVE.COM: The Pittsburgh Penguins claimed forward Mark Arcobello off waivers from the Nashville Predators. Arcobello was dealt late last month to the Predators by the Edmonton Oilers.
SAN JOSE MERCURY NEWS: Sharks forward Raffi Torres (knee surgery) has resumed skating but he’s still a long way from returning to action.
NEWSOBSERVER.COM: The Carolina Hurricanes hope to keep rolling after going 4-1-1 through the first half of January.