Game recaps plus the latest on Pekka Rinne, Ryan Suter, Jack Johnson, Matt Read, Raffi Torres, Matt Arcobello and more. 

Capitals goalie Braden Holtby celebrates with his teammates after shutting out the Flyers.

Capitals goalie Braden Holtby celebrates with his teammates after shutting out the Flyers.

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.