NHL Morning Coffee Headlines – November 20, 2016
Game recaps, injury updates, latest on CBA extension proposal & more in your NHL morning headlines.
NHL.COM: Connor McDavid snapped a 10-game scoring drought with his first career NHL hat trick to led the Edmonton Oilers to a 5-2 victory over the Dallas Stars. The win also ended the Oilers five-game losing skid.
The ageless Jaromir Jagr scored a goal and set up two others and Roberto Luongo made 39 saves to give the Florida Panthers a 4-1 win over the Ottawa Senators. Earlier in the day, the Senators placed goaltender Andrew Hammond on waivers. The team also revealed winger Bobby Ryan is sidelined by a broken finger.
Marian Hossa’s overtime goal capped a four-goal comeback for the Chicago Blackhawks, who rallied from a 3-0 deficit to beat the Vancouver Canucks 4-3.
Carey Price made 31 saves and Alexander Radulov collected two assists as the Montreal Canadiens edged the Toronto Maple Leafs 2-1. The Habs are the first club to reach 30 points this season.
Andrei Vasilevskiy made 32 saves for his second straight shutout as he and the Tampa Bay Lightning blanked the Philadelphia Flyers 3-0.
A three-goal second period lifted the Boston Bruins to a 4-2 victory over the Winnipeg Jets.
Anders Nilsson made 46 saves and Cal O’Reilly scored in the shootout as the Buffalo Sabres upset the Pittsburgh Penguins 2-1.
Jeff Carter tallied his team-high seventh goal as the Los Angeles Kings doubled up the New Jersey Devils 4-2.
Nathan MacKinnon scored the game winner as the Colorado Avalanche nipped the Minnesota Wild 3-2.
Jake Allen made 30 saves and Kyle Brodizak got the winning goal as the St. Louis Blues beat the Nashville Predators 3-1.
Martin Hanzal’s overtime tally lifted the Arizona Coyotes to a 3-2 victory over the San Jose Sharks. The Sharks were playing without Tomas Hertl, who could miss weeks to a knee injury.
THE WASHINGTON POST: Capitals winger T.J. Oshie is listed as week-to-week with an upper body injury, while forward Lars Eller is day-to-day.
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS: Rangers rookie Pavel Buchnevich will undergo further testing on his ailing back.
NEW YORK POST: Larry Brooks take a dim view of the NHL’s proposal to the NHLPA to extend the current collective bargaining agreement by three years in exchange for Olympic participation in 2018. He accuses the league of playing hardball with the players, who are unhappy with the high percentage of escrow clawbacks from their salaries. Brooks anticipates the PA will reject the league’s proposal.
SPECTOR’S NOTE: Should the PA reject the league’s offer, I wouldn’t be surprised if they make a counteroffer agreeing to extend the CBA and participate in the 2018 Olympics, provided there’s a cap on escrow over the remainder of the agreement. I’ll have more on this later today in my Soapbox.
ARIZONA SPORTS: The Tucson Roadrunners (farm team of the Arizona Coyotes) had their game on Saturday against the Manitoba Moose postponed after team captain Craig Cunningham collapsed before the start of the game. He was stretchered from the ice and rushed to hospital. The Coyote intend to provide further information later today.
SPECTOR’S NOTE: Best wishes to Cunningham for a swift recovery.