NHL Morning Coffee Headlines – October 28, 2016

by | Oct 28, 2016 | News, NHL | 2 comments

Mitch Marner collected three assists in the Toronto Maple Leafs 3-2 victory over the Florida Panthers.

Mitch Marner collected three assists in the Toronto Maple Leafs 3-2 victory over the Florida Panthers.

 Notable game recaps, waiver updates, latest on Craig Anderson, David Pastrnak & more in your NHL morning coffee headlines.

NHL.com:  With a 3-1 victory over the New York Islanders, the Montreal Canadiens picked up their sixth straight win. 

Petr Mrazek made 31 saves backstopping the Detroit Red Wings to a 2-1 shootout victory over the St. Louis Blues, giving the wings their sixth consecutive win.

Mitch Marner collected three assists and Tyler Bozak scored twice as the Toronto Maple Leafs edged the Florida Panthers 3-2.

Patrik Laine’s two power-play goals helped the Winnipeg Jets double up the Dallas Stars 4-2. 

Sidney Crosby snapped a 2-2 tie with the game-winning goal as the Pittsburgh Penguins defeated the New York Islanders 4-2. 

Minnesota Wild goale Devan Dubnyk made 38 saves to collect his second straight shutout in a 4-0 blanking of the Buffalo Sabres. 

Tomas Hertl scored twice as the San Jose Sharks downed the Columbus Blue Jackets 3-1. 

Jeff Carter scored in overtime to lift the Los Angeles Kings to a 3-2 win over the Nashville Predators, giving the Kings their fourth straight victory. 

The Arizona Coyotes edged the Philadelphia Flyers 5-4 to snap a five-game losing skid. Before the game, the Flyers honored such notable former stars as Bob Clarke, Bernie Parent and Eric Lindros in a pregame ceremony as part of the franchise’s 50th anniversary.


TSN: Boston Bruins winger David Pastrnak faces a hearing with the NHL’s Department of Player Safety regarding an illegal check to the head of New York Rangers defenseman Dan Girardi in a recent game. 

OTTAWA SUN: Senators goalie Craig Anderson has taken a leave of absence to attend to a personal matter. 

THE ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER: Having re-sign defenseman Hampus Lindholm, the Anaheim Ducks placed forward Nate Thompson (ruptured Achilles tendon, $1.6 million annual average salary) on long-term injury reserve and demoted Shea Theodore Emerson Etem. The moves were made to ensure sufficient salary-cap room for Lindholm’s new contract.

NEW YORK DAILY NEWS:  The Rangers placed defenseman Dylan McIlrath on waivers. Forward Josh Jooris (Grade 2 AC joint separation) is out three-to-four weeks. 

SPECTOR’S NOTE: The Rangers reportedly tried unsuccessfully to trade McIlrath. It’ll be interesting to see if he clears waivers later today.

STLTODAY.COM: The Blues placed winger Magnus Paajarvi on waivers. 

TSN’s Darren Dreger reports free-agent defenseman James Wisniewski signed with the KHL’s Vladivostok Admirals. His contract contains an NHL out-clause. 

CHICAGO TRIBUNE:  The Blackhawks have the worst early-season penalty kill since STATS started tracking such stats in 1987-88. 

SPECTOR’S NOTE: One reason for that woeful penalty kill could be the slow but steady departure in recent years of key players for salary-cap purposes. 

THE GLOBE & MAIL:  Prejudice and the rise of the KHL are contributing to a declining number of Russian players in the NHL. 



  1. Why on earth would NY waive Mcilrath with Jooris going on Ltir? Unless both Kreider and Buchnevich are both still not available tonight?

    • Because apparently they want him to play & Vigneault has little to no intentions of playing him in the NHL.

      NYR has the ability to have kept him on the roster as the 8th Dman & 23rd player when Buchnevich & Jooris switch spots on IR but this is pretty telling as to what Vigneault thinks of this player.

      Swing & a miss. No 1 wants him in trade. Time to move on. He may get selected off waivers. You would assume so considering the state of some teams D.