NHL Morning Coffee Headlines – October 29, 2016

by | Oct 29, 2016 | News, NHL | 6 comments

Carolina Hurricanes forward Jeff Skinner scores one of his two goals against the New York Rangers.

Carolina Hurricanes forward Jeff Skinner scores one of his two goals against the New York Rangers.

Game recaps, plus the latest waiver and injury updates and more in your NHL morning coffee headlines. 

NHL.COM: Cam Talbot made 26 saves backstopping the Edmonton Oilers to a 2-0 blanking of the Vancouver Canucks, pushing their record to 7-1-0.

Jeff Skinner scored twice and set up another to power the Carolina Hurricanes to a 3-2 win over the New York Rangers. Earlier in the day, it was reported Rangers defenseman Dylan McIlrath cleared waivers. 

Sam Gagner and Brandon Saad each scored twice as the Columbus Blue Jackets blanked the Anaheim Ducks 4-0. 

Winnipeg Jets goalie Michael Hutchinson turned aside 37 shots in a 1-0 shutout of the Colorado Avalanche. Earlier in the day, the Jets placed center Bryan Little (leg injury) on injured reserve and called up forward Marko Dano. 

Artem Anisimov’s overtime goal lifted the Chicago Blackhawks to a 3-2 win over the New Jersey Devils.

Dougie Hamilton scored twice to lead the Calgary Flames to a 5-2 victory over the Ottawa Senators, who lost goalie Andrew Hammond to a lower-body injury after the first period. 

CSNNE.com: Boston Bruins winger David Pastrnak received a two-game suspension for an illegal hit on New York Rangers defenseman Dan Girardi. 

TAMPA BAY TIMES:  Lightning right wing Nikita Kucherov is listed as day-to-day with an upper-body injury. 

TWINCITIES.COM: The Minnesota Wild placed forward Teemu Pulkkinen on waivers. 

NHL correspondent Sami Hoffren reports free agent forward Tuomo Ruutu signed a one-year deal with HC Davos in Switzerland. 

THE BUFFALO NEWS:  Buffalo-area linesman Tim Nowak will work his 1,500th NHL game on Saturday when the Buffalo Sabres face the Florida Panthers. 

STLTODAY.COM:  The St. Louis Blues will retire former defenseman Bob Plager’s No. 5. He played 11 of his 13 NHL seasons with the Blues, helping them reach the Stanley Cup Final three times from 1968 to 1970. 


  1. Really been impressed with russels play early in the season not fancy just solid defensive play

    • Wonder what the analytics people are saying ? Goes to show there is more to hockey then analytics.

      • I think any reasonable person that follows analytics 1 understands that they are not the be all and end all and 2 understand sample size an analytical guy would say the same as any other hockey person would it’s been 7 games let’s not get too far ahead of ourselves here. That being said yes it’s been a good start for Russell, playing on a ten with McDavid and the way Talbot has been going doesn’t hurt either.

      • Like do people not understand that Jim Corsi (the guy responsible for the early part of NHL analytics) is in fact a hockey player coaching in St Louis and not some math geek? I never understood this view that analytics are some kind of voodo created by scientists that don’t understand the sport. That and that there are actually a lot of really smart hockey people who use them? No one is saying you should build teams based purely on stats the same as it would be dumb to base or build a team on an opinion of a player on a few games that your may eyes seen I some how doubt Russell or the Oiler will be the same team orplayer over 82 games as in the first 7 There’s a balance.

      • Analytics ar for ppl who have never played the game and try To say numbers know more it’s just a gimmick that doesn’t hold any water when it comes to games

  2. Analytics have their place in the game. They’re an invaluable tool. However, they’re also not the end-all and be-all. For example, a player or team with low puck-possession numbers doesn’t necessarily mean they’re playing poorly. You have to consider every factor, not just one set of numbers.