NHL Morning Coffee Headlines – November 20, 2016

by | Nov 20, 2016 | News, NHL | 7 comments

Edmonton Oilers captain Connor McDavid celebrates one of his three goals against the Dallas Stars.

Edmonton Oilers captain Connor McDavid celebrates one of his three goals against the Dallas Stars.

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. 


  1. Rask is playing very is playing good, habs controlled the play the first two periods ran out of steam in the third after traveling and back to back game. Watched the third period of nsh/stl pk was minus 3 in the period 2 goals we’re turnovers by him Offense aside poile can’t be happy with the trade with the way subban has played this yr

    • I hope you mean PK was -3 on the night.
      Yes the Habs ran out of steam but you need to give the Leafs credit, they worked hard all night. I still close my eyes when the play is in Toronto’s end, man that D is bad.Most of the forwards are learning on the go when it comes to playing d in their own end.

      • Ya pk was minus 3

  2. The NHL isn’t removing escrow. It’s the guarantee that players salaries don’t exceed 50% of the league revenue.

    I suggest everyone that can go listen to Bob MacKenzie on NHL power play discussing this very issue. He see’s it just as I do.

    Stop voting for the escalator spending monies that haven’t been earned. The players look stupid when they discuss escrow. Players are taking to much of the profit. It’s really very simple.

    • They want a cap on how much escrow not remove it entirely.

  3. Until the Leafs can beat Montreal in Montreal, they won’t have taken the next step.
    Anyone else listen to Don Cherry blame the victim again when Emelin crosschecked Van Riemsdyk into the boards at the buzzer? And, again, Ron McLean does his usual job of enabling the jerk to say whatever he wants.
    What a pair – makes us all so proud.

    • How Emelin got 5 and Martin only got 2 is beyond me? A hit from behind is a hit from behind