Pavel Datsyuk reaches a milestone, management of slumping Wild under scrutiny and more in your NHL morning coffee headlines.
Pavel Datsyuk surpassed 900 career points by recording thee points in the Red Wings’ 6-5 win over the Bruins. Keith Kinkaid made 35 saves for his first NHL shutout. Details and more in your NHL hat trick.
Notable NHL Headlines
CBS SPORTS: Brad Marchand scored the fastest goal in Boston Bruins history (eight seconds) during his club’s 6-5 loss to the Detroit Red Wings.
USA TODAY: Buffalo Sabres center Jack Eichel scored an end-to-end goal during his team’s 4-1 victory over the Colorado Avalanche.
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS: Derek Stepan scored twice as the New York Rangers downed the Philadelphia Flyers 3-1.
TWINCITIES.COM: With Mike Yeo fired as head coach of the Minnesota Wild, there’s speculation general manager Chuck Fletcher’s job could be in jeopardy if his struggling club misses the playoffs this season.
SPECTOR’S NOTE: Over the last two years, the Wild were able to snap out of their midseason slumps to clinch postseason berths. It’ll be interesting to see if the coaching change has the same effect this time around.
CHICAGO TRIBUNE: The Blackhawks placed winger Marian Hossa (apparent leg injury) on injured reserve, meaning he’ll miss at least a week.
NBC SPORTS: It’s rumored the Winnipeg Jets could host the Edmonton Oilers in an outdoor game this October, while the Toronto Maple Leafs could host the Detroit Red Wings in the 2017 Winter Classic.
MIAMI HERALD: Florida Panthers winger Brandon Pirri (left-ankle injury) and center Quinton Howden (head injury) could miss some time.