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PHT Morning Skate: Jaromir Jagr is ‘so angry right now’


PHT’s Morning Skate takes a look around the world of hockey to see what’s happening and what we’ll be talking about around the NHL world and beyond.

The Devils’ 3-2 overtime loss to the Flyers didn’t go over well with the team, especially Jaromir Jagr who said, “I am so angry right now.” (Fire & Ice)

Matt Cooke summed up how the Wild beat the Kings 2-1 in a shootout nicely: “It was ugly, but sometimes on the road, you’ve got to find a way.” (Star-Tribune)

John Tortorella on the Canucks’ 5-4 shootout loss to the Penguins that saw them blow a lead in the closing minutes: “This one was a doozy.” Whoa, ease up with the strong language there coach. (Metro News)

The Pens’ win helped Dan Bylsma pass legendary coach Eddie Johnston on the franchise’s all-time win list. He was humbled to say the least: “He’s a pretty big figure in our dressing room, big figure in our organization. It’s a milestone.” (Shelly Anderson)

Evgeni Nabokov’s injury isn’t considered serious and will likely miss two weeks. (Arthur Staple)

It’s a new year and the Capitals still don’t have a win. (CSNWashington.com)

Is Martin St. Louis’ play going to suffer because he was left off Team Canada? Quick answer: Heck no. (Tampa Bay Times)

Finally, check out Kings backup Ben Scrivens with the videobomb during a Jarret Stoll bench interview.

Dropping like flies: Johnson, Killorn hurt in Bolts’ exhibition

Montreal Canadiens v Tampa Bay Lightning - Game One
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You probably know the drill: injury updates are murky in the NHL basically from the moment a puck drops.

We’ll learn more once the 2015-16 season begins, but at the moment, Saturday might have served as a costly night for the Tampa Bay Lightning. Both Tyler Johnson and Alex Killorn went down with injuries stemming from a 3-2 pre-season win against the Florida Panthers.

“Guys were dropping like flies,” Steven Stamkos told the Tamba Bay Times.

These could be minor situations – just about any ailment will sideline a key asset this time of year – yet one cannot help but wonder if the Lightning might limp into this campaign.

Nikita Kucherov is dealing with his own issues, so that means at least minor issues for one half of the Bolts’ top six forwards.

It’s believed that more will be known about these banged-up Bolts sometime on Sunday.

Raffi Torres gets match penalty for being Raffi Torres

Raffi Torres

With knee issues still limiting him, Raffi Torres isn’t as mobile as he once was. Apparently he still moves well enough to leave the usual path of destruction.

It’s the pre-season, so it’s unclear if we’ll get a good look at the check, but Torres received a match penalty for his hit on Anaheim Ducks forward Jakob Silfverberg.

Most accounts were pretty critical of the San Jose Sharks’ chief troublemaker:

It’s too early to tell if Silfverberg is injured. If he is, that’s a significant loss for the Ducks, as he really showed signs of fulfilling his promise (especially during the 2015 playoffs).

As far as Torres goes, he’s hoping to play in the Sharks’ season-opener. Wherever he ends up, he’ll certainly make plenty of enemies on the ice.

Whether it was because of that hit or just the general distaste shared by those sides, it sounds like tonight’s Sharks – Ducks exhibition is getting ugly, in general:

This post will be updated if video of the hit becomes available, and also if we get a better idea of Silfverberg’s condition.

Update: Bullet dodged?