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NHL Daily: Youth Gives Flyers Hope; Caps Getting Healthy; Josi Makes History



Owen Tippett (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
Owen Tippett has 10 goals and is one of the young Flyers who has developed under coach John Tortorella. Photo: AP.

The Philadelphia Flyers’ young players are starting to look comfortable, and give coach John Tortorella props for their development.

The Pittsburgh Penguins’ power play is starting to assert itself after a brutal start, and the Washington Capitals are starting to get healthy.

Oh, and defenseman Roman Josi should start getting the respect he deserves after becoming Nashville’s all-time leading scorer..

For these stories, and many others, check our links below.

Around the NHL and National Hockey Now

Philly Hockey Now: Give Torts props for the development of young p[layers like Owen Tippett, Morgan Frost, and Cam York. Philadelphia Flyers.

Philly Hockey Now: Check out the latest Flyers podcast I did with Chris Maher. (He’s the young, good-looking guy.) Philadelphia Flyers.

Philly Hockey Now: In a rare 2 p.m. start Thursday, the Flyers will be heavy underdogs as they play in Toronto. Ariel Melendez has the preview. Philadelphia Flyers.

Pittsburgh Hockey Now: The Penguins’ power play, which was miserable earlier in the season, is sizzling. Pittsburgh Penguins.

Washington Hockey Now: Good times are ahead. The Ovechkin-Backstrom-Wilson line was together at practice Wednesday. Yes, Tom Wilson was cleared for contact. Opponents, beware. Washington Capitals.

Detroit Hockey Now: The Red Wings whipped Tampa Bay, 7-4, and ended their six-game slide. It was the first time they had scored at least seven against the Bolts in 29 years. Detroit Red Wings.

Florida Panthers: The New Jersey Devils ended their six-game skid, and Florida’s Matthew Tkachuk was involved in a game-ending brawl. Florida Panthers.

Nashville Predators. Roman Josi became the Nashville Predators’ all-time leading scorer. He is the second defenseman to lead an active franchise in scoring. Nashville Predators.

New York Islanders Hockey Now: The Islanders have played better this season, and new coach Lane Lambert is one of the reasons. New York Islanders.

Vegas Hockey Now: The Knights finally broke their home curse, and they don’t care that the opponent was lowly Arizona. A win is a win is a win. Vegas Golden Knights.

Boston Hockey Now: Drum roll, please. For those who care, the music acts were announced for the upcoming Winter Classic between the Bruins and Penguins at The House That Ted Built, Fenway Pahk. Boston Bruins.

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