NHL Morning Coffee Headlines – January 12, 2016
Game recaps, another milestone for Ovechkin and more in your NHL morning coffee headlines.
NHL.COM: Washington Capitals captain Alexander Ovechkin reached 1,000 points with the first of his two goals to lead his club to a 5-2 victory over the Pittsburgh Penguins. Nicklas Backstrom had a four-point performance and T.J. Oshie collected three assists for the Capitals.
SPECTOR’S NOTE: Ovechkin’s on pace for 42 goals. With a strong second-half, he could reach 50 goals for the eighth season.
Phillip Danault and Arrturi Lehkonen each scored twice while Sven Andrighetto and Brian Flynn tallied a goal and an assist to give the Montreal Canadiens a 7-4 win over the Winnipeg Jets. Mark Scheifele scored twice for the Jets.
Roberto Luongo made 29 saves backstopping the Florida Panthers to their fourth straight road win by edging the New York Islanders 2-1.
Dougie Hamilton scored the game winner to lift the Calgary Flames to a 3-2 win over the San Jose Sharks. Earlier in the day, the Sharks announced defenseman Dylan DeMelo could miss several weeks with a wrist injury.
NEW YORK POST: Rangers defenseman Marc Staal is sidelined by concussion symptoms and it’s uncertain when he’ll return.
BOSTON HERALD: The Bruins could be without defensemen Adam McQuaid (upper-body injury) and Colin Miller (left knee) when they face the Nashville Predators tonight.
YAHOO SPORTS: The Nashville Predators claimed forward Derek Grant off waivers from the Buffalo Sabres.
PHILLY.COM: Philadelphia Flyers Hall of Famers Bob Clarke and Bill Barber say Saturday’s alumni game against the Pittsburgh Penguins will be the last they’ll participate in as players.
SPECTOR’S NOTE: Both men are in the 60s so it’s understandable that this one will be the last they’ll skate in.