NHL Morning Coffee Headlines – March 25, 2019

by | Mar 25, 2019 | News, NHL | 4 comments

Check out last night’s game recaps in the NHL morning coffee headlines.

NHL.COM: Columbus Blue Jackets goaltender Sergei Bobrovsky picked up his seventh shutout of the season by blanking the Vancouver Canucks 5-0. Josh Anderson collected three points for the Jackets (86 points), who snapped a three-game losing skid to move within two points of the Montreal Canadiens (88 points) for the second Eastern Conference wild-card position. 

Columbus Blue Jackets goaltender Sergei Bobrovsky picked up his seventh shutout of the season in a 5-0 victory over the Vancouver Canucks (Photo via NHL Images).

An overtime goal by Andrei Svechnikov gave the Carolina Hurricanes a 2-1 victory over the Canadiens. With 91 points, the Hurricanes sit in the first wild-card spot in the Eastern Conference, two points ahead of Montreal. 

The Washington Capitals (96 points) maintained their one-point lead over the New York Islanders for the top spot in the Metropolitan Division by downing the Philadelphia Flyers 3-1. Braden Holtby turned in a 35-save performance for the win. The loss leaves the Flyers (80 points) eight points out of a playoff spot in the Eastern Conference.

Speaking of the Islanders, Robin Lehner made 31 saves on route to a 2-0 shutout of the Arizona Coyotes. Jordan Eberle and Brock Nelson were the goal scorers. The Coyotes (79 points) sit two points behind the Colorado Avalanche for the final wild-card berth in the Western Conference. 

The Chicago Blackhawks kept their playoff hopes alive by edging the Colorado Avalanche 2-1. Duncan Keith potted the winning goal in overtime for the Blackhawks (76 points), who sit five back of the Avalanche in the chase for the final Western Conference wild-card spot. 







4 Comments

  1. Just 1 point out of first with a handful of games left and an eye-opening season must have Islander fans wondering “what if” they had not lost John Tavares (for nothing). And when you compare the two seasonal records it looks even more interesting:

    Tor – 75gp 44 25 6 74 pts 264 223
    Nyi – 76gp 44 25 7 75 pts 212 184

    Transpose Tavares personal stats of 41g to the Island and you do have to wonder “what might have been”

    • That’s 94 and 95 p[ts – damned faded script

    • History has shown that the NYI couldn’t get over the hump with JT on the lineup.
      Would coach Trotz’s arrival have had the same impact with him in the room?
      Maybe a few extra pts in the standings. Maybe.

  2. The history of this seasons also shows that 5 of their regular time losses have been by 1 goal, and that they also lost 6 more in OT/SO. You have to think that a proven goal scorer like he’s been would have translated several of those either into wins or those regular time losses into at least on OT/SO situation, giving them a points total closer to 100 with 6 games to go. And, had he been dealt last season at the trade deadline, who knows what the return(s) would have contributed? Interesting to speculate is all.