NHL Morning Coffee Headlines – December 6, 2018
Game recaps, latest Forbes rankings of NHL teams, and more in your morning coffee headlines.
NHL.COM: Oscar Klefbom’s game-tying goal late in the third period set the stage for Connor McDavid’s game-winner as the Edmonton Oilers edged the St. Louis Blues 3-2 in a shootout.
San Jose Sharks goaltender Martin Jones made 39 saves backstopping his club to a 5-1 win over the Carolina Hurricanes. Joe Thornton and Timo Meier each collected three points.
The Anaheim Ducks defeated the Chicago Blackhawks 5-2 to extend the latter’s losing skid to five games. Daniel Sprong scored his first goal of the season, which was also his first since being acquired by the Ducks from the Pittsburgh Penguins. Ondrej Kase tallied the winning goal.
FORBES.COM: The New York Rangers, Toronto Maple Leafs, and Montreal Canadiens top the annual list of most valuable NHL franchises. The Chicago Blackhawks, Boston Bruins, Los Angeles Kings, Philadelphia Flyers, Detroit Red Wings, Vancouver Canucks, and Washington Capitals round out the top-10. The Winnipeg Jets, Buffalo Sabres, Columbus Blue Jackets, Florida Panthers, and Arizona Coyotes fill the bottom five.
SPECTOR’S NOTE: Some might be surprised to see the Jets near the bottom in the rankings, but that’s attributable to playing in the league’s smallest venue in the league’s smallest market.
THE SCORE: Days after finally signing a six-year contract with the Toronto Maple Leafs, winger William Nylander is expected to make his season debut tonight on home ice against the Detroit Red Wings.
NBC SPORTS: Vegas Golden Knights forward Ryan Reaves won’t face supplemental discipline for his blindside hit on Washington Capitals winger Tom Wilson.
LAS VEGAS SUN: Reid Duke, the original Golden Knight, was called up by the club yesterday from their AHL affiliate on Wednesday. He could be in the lineup for tonight’s contest against the Chicago Blackhawks. Duke was the first player ever signed by the Golden Knights.
TRIBLIVE.COM: The Pittsburgh Penguins and Ottawa Senators made a minor-league trade yesterday. The Penguins shipped winger Tobias Lindberg and defenseman Stefan Elliott to Ottawa for center Ben Sexton and defenseman Macoy Erkamps.