NHL Morning Coffee Headlines – November 9, 2016
Game recaps, injury updates, Rangers ship McIlrath to Panthers & more in your NHL morning headlines.
NHL.com: Connor McDavid picked up three assists in a losing cause as his Edmonton Oilers fell 4-3 to the Pittsburgh Penguins. It was the first game in which McDavid faced off against childhood hero Sidney Crosby, who was held scoreless. Connor Sheary scored twice, including the game winner, for the Penguins.
Patrik Laine’s hat trick powered the Winnipeg Jets to an 8-2 thumping of the Dallas Stars. Laine is the first player in NHL history to have multiple hat tricks in his first 14 games. Jets center Mark Scheifele scored twice and set up two others to take over the NHL scoring lead.
Carey Price made 41 saves and Paul Byron scored with just over a minute remaining in regulation to lift the Montreal Canadiens to a 3-2 victory over the Boston Bruins. The league-leading Canadiens’ record now stands at 11-1-1.
Alex Burrows scored twice as the Vancouver Canucks snapped a nine-game winless skid with a 5-3 win over the New York Rangers. The loss ended the Blueshirts’ five-game win streak. Rick Nash scored his 400th career NHL goal in a losing cause.
P.K. Subban and James Neal each had a goal and an assist to lead the Nashville Predators to a 3-1 victory over the Ottawa Senators.
Jeff Carter scored twice and Peter Budaj picked up his second straight shutout backstopping the Los Angeles Kings to a 7-0 romp over the Toronto Maple Leafs.
Martin Jones made 24 saves as his San Jose Sharks blanked the Washington Capitals 3-0. The win ended a three-game losing skid for the Sharks and snapped a five-game Capitals win streak
Andreas Athanasiou’s shootout goal helped the Detroit Red Wings snap a five-game losing streak by edging the Philadelphia Flyers 3-2.
Shootout goals by Taylor Hall and P.A. Parenteau gave the New Jersey Devils a 3-2 win over the Carolina Hurricanes. Earlier in the day, the Hurricanes learned top defenseman Justin Faulk is listed as week-to-week with an upper-body injury.
Jordan Martinook’s two goals led the Arizona Coyotes over the Colorado Avalanche by a score of 4-2.
TSN’s Bob McKenzie yesterday reported the New York Rangers traded defenseman Dylan McIlrath to the Florida Panthers for blueliner Steve Kampfer and a conditional seventh-round draft pick in 2017.
SPECTOR’S NOTE: Basically, this is a swap of two blueliners who weren’t fitting in. Some Rangers fans were not pleased with this move. McIlrath was a former first-round pick who struggled to crack the Rangers blueline on a regular basis. His stock significantly dropped, to the point where he recently cleared waivers. Like McIlrath, Kampfer saw limited playing time with the Panthers.
SPORTSNET/NBC SPORTS: Having re-signed defenseman Jacob Trouba, Winnipeg Jets general manager Kevin Cheveldayoff said he’s not looking to trade the blueliner. Trouba, meanwhile, said he rescinded the trade request he made in late-September.
SPECTOR’S NOTE: I’ll have more on Trouba and the Jets (hey, sounds like a song title!) in the Rumors section.
STLTODAY.COM: After a promising start with the Blues, winger Nail Yakupov’s seen only a little over 10 minutes of ice time per game and will be a healthy scratch tonight for the third straight game.
CHICAGO TRIBUNE: Blackhawks rookie Tyler Motte will miss up to three weeks with a left-leg injury.
SPORTSNET’s Elliotte Friedman yesterday reported the Calgary Flames placed defenseman Nicklas Grossmann on waivers.