NHL Morning Coffee Headlines – November 4, 2016

by | Nov 4, 2016 | News, NHL | 20 comments

Jordie and Jamie Benn celebrate a goal against the St. Louis Blues with teammate Tyler Seguin, who had four assists.

Jordie and Jamie Benn celebrate a goal against the St. Louis Blues with teammate Tyler Seguin, who had four assists.

 Game recaps, injury updates and more in your NHL morning coffee headlines.

NHL.COM: Tyler Seguin had four assists and Jame Benn three helpers to lead the Dallas Stars to a 6-2 drubbing of the St. Louis Blues. 

Alexander Ovechkin scored twice (including in overtime) to give the Washington Capitals a 4-3 win over the Winnipeg Jets. At one point, the Caps led 3-0. The Jets also lost Matthieu Perreault and Joel Armia to injuries

Vincent Trochek also scored twice (including in overtime) as the Florida Panthers nipped the New Jersey Devils 4-3. 

Nic Dowd’s overtime goal lifted the Los Angeles Kings to a 3-2 win over the Pittsburgh Penguins. Sidney Crosby scored twice in a losing cause for the Pens. The Kings were playing without defenseman Tom Gilbert, who received a three-game suspension for boarding Anaheim Ducks winger Nick Ritchie. 

Rick Nash’s game-winning goal (also his 399th career NHL goal) lifted the New York Rangers to a 5-3 win over the Edmonton Oilers. 

Marian Hossa scored twice and Corey Crawford made 38 saves for his second shutout in three games as the Chicago Blackhawks blanked the Colorado Avalanche 4-0. 

Mitch Marner scored twice and Frederik Andersen made 42 saves as the Toronto Maple Leafs edged the Buffalo Sabres 2-1. Earlier in the day, the Sabres learned defenseman Zach Bogosian could be sidelined a month with a sprained knee

Rookie Matthew Tkachuk rewarded the Calgary Flames’ decision not to return him to junior hockey by scoring twice to lead his club to a 3-2 victory over the San Jose Sharks.

Mike Hoffman scored the only goal and Mike Condon made 27 saves in his Ottawa Senators’ debut to blank the Vancouver Canucks 1-0. Condon, acquired earlier this week in a trade with the Pittsburgh Penguins, was filling in for starter Craig Anderson, who’s been given another leave of absence as his wife battles cancer. The Sens were also without forward Mark Stone (neck injury). 

The Boston Bruins endured 10 shootout rounds before Jimmy Hayes goal lifted them to a 4-3 victory over the Tampa Bay Lightning. 

Claude Giroux’s shootout goal gave the Philadelphia Flyers a 3-2 win over the New York Islanders. 

Shootout goals by Anthony Duclair and Radim Vrbata gave the Arizona Coyotes a 3-2 win over the Nashville Predators. Coyotes rookie defenseman Jakob Chychrun is sticking with the club beyond 10 games, disproving the low assessment of him by scouts at the NHL draft. 


  1. Freddie Andersen coming in to form been great for the past couple games. Last night was unbelievable.

    • Still think it was Anderson that lost those early games? That defense is bad 120’shots against in 3 games!

      • right he has been great making saves facing 40 shots a night with lots of high quality chances the past few games and to start the year he was letting in 5 6 7 goals agame facing fewer shots and less high quality chances…so yes I think if he played then like he is now the Leafs would have more wins. I’m trying not to mess you up wit too many numbers ?

      • You’re wearing your leaf glasses again shticky? It has been the defense all yr it is god awful?

      • True the D hasn’t been great and neither was Andersen that’s exactly what I am saying. If Andersen played better the Leafs would probably have more wins they won last night with maybe their worst D performance of the year. They only needed to score 2 at the beginning of the year they needed to score 6 or 8…seriously not sure I can make this any more simple?

      • Maybe if the defense was better at the start of the year maybe just maybe the leafs wouldn’t have had to score a pile of goals? I don’t think it’s that hard to understand??

  2. Crosby is on a tear, first star of the week guarenteed. I hate losing to a team that hasn’t scored a goal in the previous 3 games. I think the Kings will be on the outside looking in at the playoffs of 2017.

    • Also getting letang back has helped!

  3. Nash is completely washed up, done, worthless, past his best by date. And Grabner? Horrible, lost his speed, done, worthless signing, another bad ranger contract, no hands at all!

    • Ummmmm lemmme guess leaf fans saying that??

      • I think a little of everyone was saying that. Again, I’m a broken record, but as I’ve maintained all along, I’m pretty happy to be “stuck” with Nash and his contract. Especially considering most of the insane trade proposals of retaining half his salary that were floating around here. Scoring or not, Nash plays a key role on this team.

      • Too many ppl only look at offensive stats Nash brings a solid 2 way game, for some reason the offensive comes and goes every other yr

      • I can’t remember who said it here, but someone summed Nash up perfectly. ” possibly the most overrated / underrated player in the game”

      • That’s a good way to put it

      • I take credit for that one

        ” possibly the most overrated / underrated player in the game”

        3 zones/speed/always shows up to play
        If Rangers won a Cup or 2 with his same stats no one would blink. Swap Hossa with Nash. Hawks would not of missed a beat…

    • Which line is the #1? Still a surprised and happy Ranger fan so far this season. Season hinges on the captain staying health…

      Even making the NA team you can see JT Miller’s confidence change. He and Hayes have a chemistry.

      It is also easy for a smart player to play with fast linemate.
      Bonino looks better with the dueling speed wingers he has. But he is smart enough to know how to feed them

  4. Good game by Marner. He’s exciting and fun to watch. Smart as well.
    Nice to see Andersen turn it around. He is playing so much better then the first few games. The D remains the same, awful but at least Andersen is stopping pucks now, so the Leafs stand a chance every night.
    I’m surprised but not by the Rangers play. They seem to have put it all together and are a serious threat to go deep into the playoffs this year if they keep it up.
    Good for Condon. Always liked him. Reminds me of Reimer, it seems like he can carry the ball for a short time before losing it. Has the skills to become a number 1 if he can sustain a consistent level of play.

  5. The Canucks have been brutal. I’ve never seen a team so unable to score goals or generate offensive chances. They’re actually playing below expectations, which were very low.

    It’s depressing. Sure hope they can turn things around.

  6. Big Bear what is happening to the Habs? Is this bad D or is it just bad goaltending? Didn’t think this kinda thing could happen to a team with a guy like Shae Weber and great D after all these shots are just from the perimeter and are no big deal right?

    • Is it a whole bunch of guys are injured?