No Ilya Kovalchuk?
New Jersey dominated the home team – the Flyers went 18:30 without a shot on goal in the second period – and got three unanswered third-period goals by Adam Larsson, David Clarkson, Travis Zajac and a 180-foot empty-netter to stun Philadelphia.
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P.K. Subban is on his way home from the World Championships.
The Canadiens’ defenceman sustained a “minor” knee injury in an exhibition game against Switzerland.
He will be examined by doctors in Montreal on Wednesday. Initial estimate is two weeks off skates.
Subban, on Twitter, says he’ll be O.K.
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There are problems in Nashville.
The Predators have suspended our old friend Andrei Kostitsyn and recent KHL emigré Alexander Radulov for violation of team rules.
The dynamic duo are rumoured to have violated curfew on the eve of Game 3 in Phoenix, which the Predators lost to drop two games down in the series.
Quip of the Day: Apparently “bedcheck” and “backcheck” translate the same in Russian.
Runner-up: Looks like Radulov finally found a way to silence critics who were saying he doesn’t take enough shots.