Lightning re-sign coach Jon Cooper, the versatility of P.K. Subban and more in your NHL morning coffee headlines. 

Check out last night’s NHL highlights below, including Johnny Gaudreau’s hat trick against the Bruins, the Flyers win their fourth in a row and Evander Kane’s two-goal performance against the Coyotes.

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P.K. Subban has become a better all-around defenseman.

P.K. Subban has become a better all-around defenseman.

MONTREAL GAZETTE: Canadiens defenseman P.K. Subban is showing versatility at both ends of the ice. A notable stat is he’s been on the ice for a league-leading 62 percent of his team’s goals this season.

SPECTOR’S NOTE: There’s still a perception Subban is merely an offensive blueliner, but over the past two seasons he’s significantly improved his defensive game. 

THE TAMPA TRIBUNE: The Lightning re-signed head coach Jon Cooper to a contract extension.

SPECTOR’S NOTE: And the automatic assumption is, “how will this affect Steven Stamkos’ contract talks?” I’ll have more on this in the “Rumors” section.

 

NEW YORK POST: Rangers coach Alain Vigneault believes the stats are on the side of his slumping team. The numbers, however, suggest otherwise, as they’re being out-shot and out-attempted.

DETROIT FREE PRESS: Red Wings forwards Teemu Pulkkinen (dislocated shoulder) and Drew Miller (jaw surgery) will miss the next six weeks.