NHL Morning Coffee Headlines – November 14, 2016

by | Nov 14, 2016 | News, NHL | 7 comments

Chicago Blackhawks winger Patrick Kane goes airborne as he scores the winning goal against the Montreal Canadiens.

Chicago Blackhawks winger Patrick Kane goes airborne as he scores the winning goal against the Montreal Canadiens.

Game recaps, injury updates, Aaron Ekblad’s early-season struggles & more in your NHL morning coffee headlines.

NHL.COM: Patrick Kane’s spectacular second-period goal snapped a 2-2 tie as the Chicago Blackhawks edged the Montreal Canadiens 3-2, handing the latter only their second regulation loss this season. 

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. 


  1. Ekblad has been brutal. 2 goals both on the PP are is total points having played 15 games. The worst plus minus on the team by a serious margin at -7. Bot does he miss Campbell his D partner since entering the NHL.

    Ekblad is a young stud Dman but isn’t worth the 8 year 7.5 mil per deal Flroida just jumped the gun signing him to this summer. Deals like this skew the market for ever.

    • Ekblad will be fine it’s his second yr, sophomore slump a big dman like him take a couple of yrs

  2. Grabner just looks worse and worse every day!!!! Maybe they can flip him for a 6th round pick in 2017?

    • Careful buddy you probably just jinxed him. His play is unsustainable, no way he even gets 20 goals this season.

      • I don’t believe he sustain his current pace. That would be saying he’ll score around 50. However I’d be willing to bet he’ll definitely get 20+ if he stays healthy. That would put him at scoring 1 goal every 8 games…. Which I don’t believe would be all that hard to do.

        My point was , some here said he lost his speed and has hands of stone….. Washed up 4th liner, useless, bad deal , etc…. Right now he’s making a lot of people look pretty dumb…. Regardless of him sustaining this pace or not.

      • looks to me like Grabner has found the right team and I agree should be easy for him to score 10 or more goals in 66 games if he stays healthy. He’s always been more of a goal scorer. Rangers very fast skilled team right now with Lundqvist playing at top level form. very fun to watch

      • Your right Yankee fan grabner is solid