By Sarah Kwak
An annotated guide to this morning’s must-read hockey stories:
• Ilya Bryzgalov is back and instructing the media about second chances. Edmonton’s always distinctive new goalie dressed for his first NHL game of the season and watched as his Oilers dismantled the Blue Jackets, 7-0, on Tuesday night.
• Sidney Crosby and Alex Ovechkin meet tonight for the first time as divisional rivals. Should be a good one. First place is on the line.
• Hey Michiganians, stumped for New Year’s plans? Head to Ann Arbor and watch a giant puck drop at midnight.
• Kings goalie Ben Scrivens has made the backup discussion a hot topic. His shutout streak ended at 191 minutes on Tuesday night, but Los Angeles still bested the Lightning, 5-2. Scrivens is all the rage right now.
• After years of brutal netminding, the Leafs are more than glad to have two quality stoppers. Coach Randy Carlyle says goaltending is now the flashpoint of the trade market.