Jaromir Jagr reaches another milestone, Jonathan Toews ties an NHL record and more in your NHL morning coffee headlines.
Alex Ovechkin scored the winning goal in his return from a one-game suspension as the Capitals beat the Islanders, 3-2. The Panthers winning streak reached five games. Details in today’s NHL hat trick.
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ESPN.COM: Speaking of the Florida Panthers, right wing Jaromir Jagr reached another milestone, collecting his 1,100th career assists in his club’s 6-3 win over the Detroit Red Wings. He finished the night with a goal and two assists.
MIAMI HERALD: Actor Kevin Spacey participated in a promotional video for the Panthers. He is the focal point of the club’s “Spacey in Space” sweatshirt, awarded to the club’s top player after a victory. The Panthers also sell replicas of the sweatshirts to their fans, with the proceeds going to charity.
CBS SPORTS: Chicago Blackhawks captain Jonathan Toews tied an NHL record for most overtime goals in a season, scoring his fifth in a 5-4 victory over the Arizona Coyotes.
THE DALLAS MORNING NEWS: The Stars got a costly 4-3 victory over the Colorado Avalanche, as center Jason Spezza (upper-body injury) could be sidelined for several days.
TSN: Pittsburgh Penguins center Evgeni Malkin (lower-body injury) will miss the club’s next two games.
NHL.COM: Winnipeg Jets forward Alexander Burmistrov was fined $2,000 for diving.
NATIONAL POST: Despite the new NHL draft lottery system, the odds are very good for one of Canada’s struggling team to win it this year.
THE HOCKEY NEWS: Former NHL referee Paul Stewart is among the 12 names added to the concussion lawsuit filed against the league.