Patrick Kane sets a Blackhawks record, Brandon Prust fined, muted expansion talks and more in your NHL morning coffee headlines. 

Check out the highlights from last night’s NHL action, including Patrick Kane setting a new Blackhawks’ point-streak record, the Devils downing the Panthers and the Hurricanes beating the Coyotes.

 Notable NHL Headlines.

Talk of NHL expansion to cities like Las Vegas has slowed in recent weeks.

Talk of NHL expansion to cities like Las Vegas has slowed in recent weeks.

ESPN.COM: As the NHL Board of Governors meet this week in Monterey, California, talk of expansion is curiously muted.

SPECTOR’S NOTE: In my opinion, that’s because they didn’t get a bid from Seattle as they hoped they would a year ago. Las Vegas is a go, that’s going to happen, but I believe the league is hoping for a bid from Seattle once the arena issue there is sorted out. Sorry, Quebec City, you’ll have to wait for a relocated franchise. 

OTTAWA SUN: Senators center Kyle Turris overcame a painful leg injury to return to the lineup in last night’s loss against the Rangers.

THE PROVINCE: An unrepentant Brandon Prust was fined $5,000.00 for spearing Boston Bruins winger Brad Marchand in the groin during Saturday’s Canucks-Bruins game.

NHL.COM: The Arizona Coyotes claimed forward Viktor Tikhonov off waivers yesterday from the Chicago Blackhawks.

SPECTOR’S NOTE: A recent report out of Russia claimed KHL team SKA St. Peterburg was interested in Tikhonov, who asked for a couple of days to think about it. Having been claimed by the Coyotes, he’ll likely remain in the NHL this season. 

USA TODAY: Detroit Red Wings coach Jeff Blashill is Kevin Allen’s early favorite for the Jack Adams Trophy.


YAHOO SPORTS: The Calgary Hitmen’s annual teddy bear toss was a record setter this year.

SPECTOR’S NOTE: I know, it’s not NHL news, but I thought it was cool and worth sharing.  

NHL Injury Update.

NHL.COM: St. Louis Blues forward Steve Ott will miss the next three months of the schedule as he undergoes hamstring surgery.

PHILLY.COM: Flyers defenseman Luke Schenn (left foot or ankle) is sidelined for the next two weeks.

TWINCITIES.COM: Minnesota Wild goalie Devan Dubnyk will miss at least one game to a mild groin strain.