NHL Morning Coffee Headlines – November 7, 2016

by | Nov 7, 2016 | News, NHL | 4 comments

Anaheim Ducks center Ryan Kesler celebrates one of his two goals against the Calgary Flames.

Anaheim Ducks center Ryan Kesler celebrates one of his two goals against the Calgary Flames.

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

NHL.COM: Ryan Kesler scored twice to lead the Anaheim Ducks to a 4-1 victory over the Calgary Flames. It was their 24th consecutive home victory over the Flames, setting an NHL record. The old mark was 23 by the Philadelphia Flyers over the Pittsburgh Penguins from 1980 to 1987. 

Mike Cammalleri’s hat trick powered the New Jersey Devils to a 4-1 victory over the Carolina Hurricanes. 

Kevin Shattenkirk collected three assists as the St. Louis Blues thumped the Colorado Avalanche 5-1. 

Marian Hossa’s overtime goal lifted the Chicago Blackhawks to a 4-3 win over the Dallas Stars, giving the Hawks their sixth straight victory. The injury-depleted Stars pressed defenseman Patrik Nemeth into service as a winger for this game. 

Goals by J.T. Miller, Jesper Fast and Pavel Buchnevich in just over four minutes in the second period gave the New York Rangers a 5-2 win over the Winnipeg Jets. 

Ryan Nugent-Hopkins scored the game winner as the Edmonton Oilers squeaked past the Detroit Red Wings 2-1. 

NEWSDAY: New York Islanders defenseman Travis Hamonic (thumb injury) is sidelined for four-to-six weeks. 

SUN-SENTINEL.COM: Injuries are taking a toll on the struggling Florida Panthers. Jaromir Jagr, Jonathan Huberdeau, Nick Bjugstad and Jussi Jokinen are currently on the shelf. 

NBC SPORTS:  Recently recalled Tampa Bay Lightning forward Cory Conacher denied rumors he was talking contract with Switzerland’s HC Lugano. 

PITTSBURGH POST-GAZETTE: When the time comes, should the Pittsburgh Penguins retired Jaromir Jagr’s No. 68.

SPECTOR’S NOTE: Unquestionably, yes. Regardless of Jagr’s messy departure from Pittsburgh in 2001, he had his best seasons with the Penguins and played a significant role in their Stanley Cup championships in 1991 and 1992. Refusing to honor that legacy would be petty. I daresay the Penguins won’t waste any time honoring Jagr when the time comes, probably during the year he’s inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame. 

THE DENVER POST: Former Colorado Avalanche forward Marek Svatos passed away over the weekend at age 34. Svatos spent nearly six of his eight NHL seasons with the Avs (2003-04 to 2009-10).  In 344 NHL games, he had 100 goals and 172 points. He is survived by his wife and two children.

SPECTOR’S NOTE:  My condolences to Svatos family and friends. 


  1. I think also that their may be something to be said about the Panthers busting up their blue line in such a dramatic way Kulikov Gidbranson Campbell, not that they replaced them with bad players but I think it can only be expected it’s going to take time to jell and some chemistry to develop

    • A lot of people thought Vancouver got totally ripped off with the Gudbranson deal. McCann and Asplund may turn out nicely but I always thought Gudbranson was a quality D man and Florida made a mistake. Trading Kulikov as well I didnt like, Kulikov and Gudbranson play the type of game that opponents have a hard time against. I dont think Yandle, Pysyk and Demers are as tough to play against.
      You are correct in saying it may take time to gel. I’d say at least 20-25 games and we will get a true picture.

      • Jagr is a douche bag….he left Pittsburgh in 2001 forcing a trade, a horrible relationship with the fans, the team and Lemieux. he then had a chance to make that all right in 2011/2012 said he would play in Pittsburgh for free for all that the Penguins and Mario. he basically promised Mario he would sign and at the last minute signs with not just another team (but to the Penguins biggest rivals the Flyers) once again sticking it to the city, the community, the team and Lemieux…I hope they never retire his jersey. let Florida Boston or better yet let the flyers retire his jersey….perfect fit.

        Jagr scorched the Penguins too many times…

  2. John – My thoughts exactly. As bitter as I was over 2001, I took him for his word when he came back in 2011. I thought he was genuine and honest about making things right and I was fully prepared to forgive and forget. Then he signs with the Flyers. Since then I as a fan am done with him. I respect what he did do for the team as a player, his contribution to the first two cup wins, his talents and his longevity, but I have zero interest in his number being retired by the team or really any big hooplah when he retires.