NHL Morning Coffee Headlines – February 15, 2017
Game recaps, injury updates and more in your NHL morning coffee headlines.
NHL.COM: Patrik Laine’s hat trick carried the Winnipeg Jets to a 5-2 win over the Dallas Stars. Jets center Mark Scheifele collected three assists while Stars captain Jamie Benn had a goal and an assist.
Leon Draisaitl and Oscar Klefbom each tallied a goal and added two assists and Connor McDavid had two assists as the Edmonton Oilers downed the Arizona Coyotes 5-2, snapping the Oilers’ three-game losing streak.
Auston Matthews scored twice and Frederik Andersen picked up his 100th career NHL victory as the Toronto Maple Leafs crushed the New York Islanders 7-1.
Evgeni Malkin tallied a goal and an assist, Sidney Crosby picked up his 999th career NHL point and Matt Murray made 29 saves as the Pittsburgh Penguins blanked the Vancouver Canucks 4-0. The Canucks played without centers Bo Horvat (foot injury) and Brandon Sutter (upper body).
John Gibson turned in a 39-save shutout performance and Joseph Cramarossa scored the game’s only goal to give the Anaheim Ducks a 1-0 victory over the Minnesota Wild. Ducks forward Antoine Vermette was ejected from the game for abusing an official for slapping a linesman with his stick following a faceoff. He could face a suspension for his action.
Robin Lehner kicked out 39 shots while third-period goals from Matt Moulson and Justin Bailey carried the Buffalo Sabres to a 3-2 win over the Ottawa Senators.
Corey Schneider made 28 saves while Kyle Palmieri’s second-period goal proved to be the game winner as the New Jersey Devils edged the Colorado Avalanche 3-2.
THE COLUMBUS DISPATCH: Sidelined since training camp with a back injury, Columbus Blue Jackets forward David Clarkson faces the possibility that his player career could be over. He has three degenerative discs in the L5 region of his spine.
iDNES.CZ: Arizona Coyotes defenseman Zbynek Michalek and his younger brother, Toronto Maple Leafs forward Milan Michalek, could be facing the end of their NHL careers. Both are now playing for their club’s respective AHL farm teams. (Stick tap to Alexander Wirdzek for the link).
STLTODAY.COM: The St. Louis Blues placed center Paul Stastny (lower body) on injured reserve. He’s expected to miss at least two more games.
THE MERCURY NEWS: San Jose Sharks forward Joonas Donskoi (upper-body injury) will likely miss three more games.
ARIZONA REPUBLIC: The Coyotes $395 million arena plan could have new life, as they could receive $225 million in public funding for the project.
SUN-SENTINEL.COM: Happy 45th birthday to Florida Panthers right wing Jaromir Jagr.