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.

Penguins captain Sidney Crosby netted his 900th career point leading his club to an OT win over the Panthers.

Penguins captain Sidney Crosby netted his 900th career point leading his club to an OT win over the Panthers.

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.