NHL Morning Coffee Headlines – October 19, 2016
Notable game highlights and much more in this morning’s collection of NHL headlines.
NHL.COM: Marian Hossa sniped his 500th career NHL goal in the Chicago Blackhawks 7-4 win over the Philadelphia Flyers. Artemi Panarin also scored twice for the Blackhawks, who blew a 4-0 lead but but finished strong to pick up the victory.
SPECTOR’S NOTE: Hossa is the 44th player in NHL history to tally 500 goals.
Steven Stamkos game-tying goal set the stage for Brayden Point’s shootout winner as the Tampa Bay Lightning edged the Florida Panthers 4-3.
Henrik Sedin’s overtime goal gave the Vancouver Canucks a 2-1 win over the St. Louis Blues. The Canucks are unbeaten in their first three games of this season (3-0-0).
Taylor Hall scored twice to lead the New Jersey Devils to a 2-1 win over the struggling Anaheim Ducks.
T.J. Oshie’s two goals helped the Washington Capitals blank the Colorado Avalanche 3-0.
Al Montoya made 36 saves backstopping the Montreal Canadiens to a 4-0 shutout of the Pittsburgh Penguins. David Desharnais scored twice for the Habs.
Sean Monahan scored in overtime and Matthew Tkachuk netted his first NHL goal to lift the Calgary Flames to a 4-3 victory over the Buffalo Sabres.
Joe Pavelski’s late goal lifted the San Jose Sharks to a 3-2 win over the New York Islanders.
Jason Pominville and Erik Haula collected a goal and an assist as the Minnesota Wild doubled up the Los Angeles Kings 6-3.
Jason Spezza netted the game winner as the Dallas Stars nipped the Nashville Predators 2-1.
Tom Pyatt, Mark Stone and Chris Kelly each had a goal and an assist to lead the Ottawa Senators to a 7-4 drubbing of the Arizona Coyotes, who also lost goalie Mike Smith to an apparent left leg injury.
Cam Talbot made 31 saves to give the Edmonton Oilers a 3-2 victory over the winless Carolina Hurricanes.
TSN: Darren Dreger reports unrestricted free agent defenseman James Wisniewski is close to signing with KHL team Barys Astana.
OTTAWA SUN: Attendance is noticeably down for the Senators early home games this season.
SPECTOR’S NOTE: Could be because Sens fans have low expectations for the club this season. After showing some promise in recent seasons, the Sens barely made the playoffs in 2015 and missed the cut last season.
NEWSDAY: The New York Islanders and Barclays Center are working to improve the fan and player experience in the Isles new home.
TORONTO SUN: Children under two no longer need a ticket to attend special NHL events, such as Sunday’s Heritage Classic game in Winnipeg.
ESPN.COM: A fan angered at the Montreal Canadiens for trading P.K. Subban to Nashville is donating $250,000 to P.K.’s Helping Hand Fund at the Montreal Children’s Hospital. He’s the same fan who spent $25K on a full-page ad in the Montreal Gazette condemning the Subban trade.
SPECTOR’S NOTE: Donating to P.K.’s charity fund is a much better use of his money.
THE BOSTON GLOBE: Fifty years ago this week, Bobby Orr made his NHL debut.
SPECTOR’S NOTE: Yet another reason for those of us of a certain age to feel old.