NHL Morning Coffee Headlines – December 13, 2016

by | Dec 13, 2016 | News, NHL | 4 comments

Pittsburgh Penguins captain Sidney Crosby scores against the Arizona Coyotes.

Pittsburgh Penguins captain Sidney Crosby scores against the Arizona Coyotes.

Game recaps, injury updates and notable player movement in your NHL morning coffee headlines. 

NHL.COM: Sidney Crosby tallied his 21st goal in his 23rd game, Evgeni Malkin collected two assists and Matt Murray turned in a 32-save shutout performance as the Pittsburgh Penguins crushed the Arizona Coyotes 7-0. 

Ryan Spooner scored in overtime to get the Boston Bruins a 2-1 victory over the Montreal Canadiens. 

TSN:  Edmonton Oilers defenseman Darnell Nurse underwent ankle surgery and will be sidelined for up to 12 weeks. 

The Philadelphia Flyers announced defenseman Mark Streit is out two weeks with an upper-body injury. 

THE NEWS & OBSERVER: Carolina Hurricanes center Jordan Staal could return to action tonight against the Vancouver Canucks. He’s been sidelined by a concussion since Nov. 28. The Hurricanes also demoted forward Phil Di Giuseppe to their AHL affiliate in Charlotte. 

CSN BAY AREA:  The San Jose Sharks recalled defenseman Mirco Mueller from their AHL affiliat. Veteran blueliners David Schlemko and Marc-Edouard Vlasic are currently injured. 


  1. Kessel with now with 31 points quietly having a fantastic year behind Sid.

    • Malkin too, the three headed monster is insatiable they must feed on other teams. Actually the Pens bottom d pairing is currently on quite the tear as well. Their entire defense is currently very dangerous in the offensive zone and teams are having trouble adjusting. The days of the big, stay at home dman are quickly becoming a thing of the past. In the 2016 draft the Pens drafted 4 big dmen that can also skate quite well. If 1-2 work out for them at the NHL level their D will be good for s long time.

      • Just seems like the headlines are always about others on the Pens Sid Malkin Letang, it really is the perfect situation for a guy like Kessel. Quiet in the background and some how in the top 10 in scoring over a ppg and no one mentioning him lol

    • Rob brown scored 50 with Mario!