NHL Morning Coffee Headlines – November 7, 2016
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.