NHL Morning Coffee Headlines – October 30, 2016
Game recaps, including Evgeni Malkin reaching a scoring milestone, & more in your NHL morning headlines.
NHL.COM: Evgeni Malkin scored twice, including his 300th NHL goal, as the Pittsburgh Penguins rallied to down the Philadelphia Flyers 5-4. Penguins captain Sidney Crosby also netted two goals.
Shea Weber tallied the game winner and Alexander Radulov collected two assists as the Montreal Canadiens edged the Toronto Maple Leafs 2-1. It’s the Habs seventh straight victory, pushing their record to 8-0-1.
Minnesota Wild goaltender Devan Dubnyk picked up his third straight shutout in his club’s 4-0 win over the Dallas Stars. The Wild played without winger Zach Parise and defenseman Marco Scandella, who are listed as week-to-week. Parise’s ailment isn’t related to the back injury that sidelined him for most of last season.
Marcus Johansson scored twice and set up another to lead the Washington Capitals to a 5-2 win over the Vancouver Canucks.
Matt Duchene netted two goals as the Colorado Avalanche nipped the Arizona Coyotes 3-2. The Coyotes were without defenseman Michael Stone, while goaltender Mike Smith remains week-to-week.
Tuukka Rask returned from injury to backstop the Boston Bruins to a 1-0 win over the Detroit Red Wings. It was Rask’s 31st career shutout.
Adam Henrique netted his 100th career NHL goal as the New Jersey Devils downed the Tampa Bay Lightning 3-1.
Jaden Schwartz scored the game’s only goal and Jake Allen made 27 saved as the St. Louis Blues blanked the Los Angeles Kings 1-0.
Martin Jones also made 27 saves to carry the San Jose Sharks to a 4-1 victory over the Nashville Predators.
Anders Nilsson turned in a 33-save effort to lead the Buffalo Sabres to a 3-0 shutout of the Florida Panthers.
OTTAWA CITIZEN: Nicholle Anderson, wife of Senators goalie Craig Anderson, was diagnosed with cancer. However, with Sens backup goalie Andrew Hammond sidelined by injury, she encouraged her husband to cut short his leave of absence and return to the club.
SPECTOR’S NOTE: This is devastating news for Anderson, his family, friends and the Sens. Here’s hoping she’s able to beat this disease.