Sidney Crosby reaches a milestone and the Blues could host the Blackhawks at the 2017 Winter Classic. Details and much more in your NHL morning coffee headlines.
The Blackhawks routed the Stars in a matchup of the West’s two top teams, the NHL-best Capitals needed a shootout to get past the Devils and the Red Wings earned their first home win of 2016.
Notable NHL Headlines.
ESPN.COM: Pittsburgh Penguins captain Sidney Crosby reached his 900th career NHL point as he and Kris Letang rallied their club to a 3-2 overtime win over the Florida Panthers.
THE GLOBE AND MAIL: Ottawa Senators captain Erik Karlsson collected four assists to lead his team to a 6-1 thrashing of the Toronto Maple Leafs.
LE JOURNAL DE MONTREAL: Tomas Plekanec had a goal and three assists as the Montreal Canadiens thumped the Edmonton Oilers 5-1.
NBC SPORTS: Philadelphia Flyers winger Wayne Simmonds was ejected from yesterday’s game against the New York Rangers after sucker-punching Rangers captain Ryan McDonagh, who left the game with a possible concussion.
TWINCITIES.COM: Despite the Minnesota Wild’s midseason struggles, GM Chuck Fletcher claimed head coach Mike Yeo’s job is safe. The Wild also announced defenseman Jonas Brodin (broken foot) will be sidelined three-to-six weeks.
SPECTOR’S NOTE: That likely means Brodin, the recent subject of trade speculation, will finish the season with the Wild.
STLTODAY.COM: Multiple sources claims the St. Louis Blues could be hosting the Chicago Blackhawks at Busch Stadium for the 2017 Winter Classic.
SPECTOR’S NOTE: About time the Blues got to host an outdoor game.
CBS SPORTS: Colorado Avalanche coach Patrick Roy wasn’t pleased over losing a coach’s challenge in last night’s game against the Winnipeg Jets. Lip readers should have a field day with this.
CALGARY SUN: Flames defenseman Dennis Wideman is appealing his 20-game suspension for hitting a linesman. The appeal will be heard this Wednesday.
CSNNE.COM: Goaltender Malcolm Subban was taken to hospital after being struck in the neck by a puck during a warm-up prior to an AHL game between the Providence Bruins and Portland Pirates. He remained hospitalized overnight for observation.