NHL Morning Coffee Headlines – November 14, 2016
Game recaps, injury updates, Aaron Ekblad’s early-season struggles & more in your NHL morning coffee headlines.
Michael Grabner scored twice to lead the New York Rangers to a 3-1 victory over the Edmonton Oilers. The Rangers were playing without forwards Chris Kreider (upper-body injury) and Pavel Buchnevich (back spasms).
Mark Scheifele’s scored the winner in a shootout to give the Winnipeg Jets a 3-2 win over the Los Angeles Kings.
SPECTOR’S NOTE: Scheifele is coming into his own this season as an NHL star. He’s currently tied with Dallas’ Tyler Seguin as the league’s leading scorer with 20 points.
Boston Bruins goaltender Tuukka Rask made 20 saves to blank the Colorado Avalanche 2-0, picking up his 10th win of the season.
Matt Dumba scored in overtime and Darcy Kuemper made 35 saves as the Minnesota Wild edged the Ottawa Senators 2-1.
Markus Granlund’s overtime goal lifted the Vancouver Canucks to a 5-4 win over the Dallas Stars. The Canucks also honored Stars defenseman Dan Hamhuis with a video tribute. The former Canuck was returning to Vancouver for the first time since signing with the Stars in July.
NEWSDAY: The New York Islanders injury-ravaged blueline corps suffered another hit, as defenseman Dennis Seidenberg suffered a suspected broken jaw. He joins Travis Hamonic and Ryan Pulock on the sidelines.
PHILLY.COM: Philadelphia Flyers goaltender Michal Neuvirth is out four-to-six weeks with an apparent knee injury.
SUN-SENTINEL.COM: In his third NHL campaign, Florida Panthers star defenseman Aaron Ekblad is struggling through an early-season slump.
SPECTOR’S NOTE: The whiplash injury suffered in the World Cup of Hockey saw him miss part of the Panthers’ training camp. That’s likely contributed to his struggles thus far.
NBC SPORTS: The Calgary Flames and defenseman Nicklas Grossmann agreed to a mutual termination of his contract. He could be continuing his playing career in Sweden.