Game recaps, plus the latest on Duncan Keith, Matt Dumba, Tanner Glass and Patrick Roy in your NHL morning coffee headlines. 

NHL game recaps.

Penguins captain Sidney Crosby (right) celebrates his first goal of the season.

Penguins captain Sidney Crosby (right) celebrates his first goal of the season.

PITTSBURGH POST-GAZETTE/SUNSENTINEL.COM: Sidney Crosby snapped out of his scoreless streak with a goal and two assists while Evgeni Malkin scored in overtime to lift the Pittsburgh Penguins to a 3-2 victory over the Florida Panthers. Reilly Smith and Quinton Howden replied for the Panthers. Both clubs had third period goals overturned on review.

NEWSDAY/THE COLUMBUS DISPATCH: The Columbus Blue Jackets misery continued as the New York Islanders shut them out 4-0 to extend the Jackets losing skid to seven games. Jaroslav Halak made 37 saves for the shutout, as the Islanders winning streak stretched to four games.

SPECTOR’S NOTE: Something’s gotta give for the Blue Jackets. Either a trade or a coaching change, but something has to change soon. They cannot keep going at their current rate without consequences. They’ve already dug themselves a very deep  early-season hole (0-7-0) to climb out of. The more losses pile up, the longer their odds of contending for a playoff berth.

THE TENNESSEAN/THE TAMPA TRIBUNE:  James Neal scored twice while Filip Forsberg netted the only goal in a shootout to lift the Nashville Predators to a 5-4 victory over the Tampa Bay Lightning. Steven Stamkos scored his team-leading fifth goal for the Lightning, who blew three one-goal leads.

THE DALLAS MORNING NEWS/PHILLY.COM: Antti Niemi made 34 saves while Jamie Benn tallied a goal and an assist to lead the Dallas Stars to a 2-1 win over the Philadelphia Flyers. The Stars now have a record of 5-1-0 to start the season. Sean Couturier netted the sole goal for the Flyers.

NJ.COM/THE ARIZONA REPUBLIC: Adam Larsson’s overtime goal lifted the New Jersey Devils to a 3-2 win over the Arizona Coyotes, who had overcome 1-0 and 2-1 deficits to force the extra frame. Coyotes captain Shane Doan reached his 1,400 career game.


Notable headlines.

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES: The Chicago Blackhawks will be without top defenseman Duncan Keith, who recently underwent knee surgery and will miss between four-to-six weeks.

SPECTOR’S NOTE: This is a serious blow to the Blackhawks defense. They could receive some salary-cap relief by placing Keith ($5.54 million cap hit) on LTIR to make create room for a short-term replacement via their farm team, waivers, free agency or trade. However, that player won’t adequately replace what Keith brings to the blueline.

TWINCITIES.COM: Promising Minnesota Wild defenseman Matt Dumba hopes to overcome his early-season struggles.

NEW YORK DAILY NEWS: The Rangers have placed rugged forward Tanner Glass on waivers. If he clears, he’s expected to be demoted to their AHL affiliate.

NBC SPORTS:  Colorado Avalanche coach Patrick Roy isn’t a fan of advanced stats like Corsi. The Avalanche are currently among the league’s worst puck-possession teams.