Thursday, August 21, 2014
Inquirer Daily News

Blue Jackets beaten by Lightning

Kristers Gudlevskis made 36 saves to win his NHL debut, Eric Brewer scored two goals, and the host Tampa Bay Lightning beat the Columbus Blue Jackets, 3-2, Friday night.

Ondrej Palat also scored for the Lightning, who took a one-point lead over Montreal for second place in the Atlantic Division.

Rupp suspended. The NHL suspended Wild forward Mike Rupp for four games without pay for Rupp's hit on Blues forward T.J. Oshie on Thursday night.

Horton out. Blue Jackets forward Nathan Horton had surgery to repair an abdominal injury and will be sidelined for approximately six weeks.

Smyth retiring. Edmonton Oilers forward Ryan Smyth, 38, is retiring at the end of the season.

Chico retires. TV analyst Glenn "Chico" Resch, 65, said he is retiring from the Devils broadcast booth after 18 years. Resch played for the Devils, Islanders, Colorado Rockies and Flyers in 14 NHL seasons. He had a record of 231-224-82 and won the Stanley Cup in 1980 with the Islanders.

End of the Shanaban. Brendan Shanahan will run the Maple Leafs after handing out suspensions the last three years. Shanahan became the team president on Friday, leaving his job as NHL director of player safety. His "Shanabans" with accompanying video explanations have clarified suspensions in the NHL.

- Associated Press

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