NHL Morning Coffee Headlines – October 14, 2016

by | Oct 14, 2016 | News, NHL | 2 comments

Pittsburgh Penguins winger Phil Kessel scores the game winner against the Washington Capitals.

Pittsburgh Penguins winger Phil Kessel scores the game winner against the Washington Capitals.

Notable highlights from last night’s games, injury updates, signings & more in your NHL morning coffee headlines.

NHL.COM: Phil Kessel scored the winner in a shootout to lift the defending Stanley Cup champion Pittsburgh Penguins to a 3-2 win over the Washington Capitals. Marc-Andre Fleury made 39 saves for the win.

Brad Marchand scored twice and set up three others as the Boston Bruins netted five unanswered goals to defeat the Columbus Blue Jackets 6-3. 

Mark Scheifele scored in overtime and Patrik Laine tallied his first NHL goal as the Winnipeg Jets rallied to down the Carolina Hurricanes 5-4.

Brendan Gallagher scored twice to lead the Montreal Canadiens to a 4-1 victory over the Buffalo Sabres, who also lost winger Evander Kane to a possible rib injury after he crashed into the end boards late in the second period. 

Former Edmonton Oilers winger Nail Yakupov scored a goal and set up another to help the St. Louis Blues edge the Minnesota Wild 3-2.

SPECTOR’S NOTE: If Yakupov goes on to star with the Blues, it’ll provide further ammunition for those who are critical of how the Edmonton Oilers have handled their young players in recent years. 

DALLAS MORNING NEWS:  Prior to their season-opening game against the Anaheim Ducks, the Dallas Stars honored the five Dallas police offers murdered in an ambush in July. The Stars doubled up the Ducks 4-2. 

LOS ANGELES TIMES:  The Kings placed goaltender Jonathan Quick (lower-body injury) on injured reserve and recalled netminder Peter Budaj. Quick is listed as week-to-week. 

SPECTOR’S NOTE: This will be a significant early-season test for the Kings, who must rely on Budaj and Jeff Zatkoff to carry the goaltending duties for the foreseeable future. 

TSN: The Buffalo Sabres yesterday announced general manager Tim Murray signed a multiyear contract extension. 

THE ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER:  The Anaheim Ducks claimed winger Emerson Etem off waivers from the Vancouver Canucks. 

NHL.COM: The Vancouver Canucks signed forward Jack Skille to a one-year, one-way contract worth $700K.

SPORTSNET: A Montreal Canadiens fan upset over the club trading P.K. Subban took out a full-page age in the Montreal Gazette to voice his displeasure. The ad cost $20,000.00. 

SPECTOR’S NOTE: This Habs fan has the right to legally express his disdain over the Subban trade any way he chooses. However, I can think of better ways to spend $20 grand. 


  1. Whoever it was who once said some hockey fans have pucks for brains must have had that moron specifically in mind.

    • Lol. Players come and go but the name that matters is on the front. If they are traded or leave as a free agent it’s a business now no loyalty now.