NHL Morning Coffee Headlines – January 17, 2017
Game recaps, stars of the week and more in your NHL morning coffee headlines.
NHL.COM: Evgeni Malkin collected a hat trick, Sidney Crosby had a four-point night and Conor Sheary scored in overtime to give the Pittsburgh Penguins an 8-7 victory over the Washington Capitals, snapping the latter’s nine-game win streak. The two teams erupted for a combined nine goals in the second period. The Penguins took a 7-5 lead in the third but the Capitals forced overtime on goals by T.J. Oshie and Lars Eller.
SPECTOR’S NOTE: This game was a throwback to the wide-open style of the 1980s. That second period was wildly entertaining
Nikolay Kulemin scored twice and Thomas Greiss turned in a 34-save shutout performance as the New York Islanders blanked the Boston Bruins 4-0.
Jack Eichel scored two goals as the Buffalo Sabres downed the Dallas Stars 4-1.
Joel Ward scored and set up another as the San Jose Sharks defeated the Winnipeg Jets 5-2.
Ben Bishop made 31 saves while Tyler Johnson and Brian Boyle scored to lift the Tampa Bay Lightning to a 2-1 win over the Los Angeles Kings. Lightning defenseman Victor Hedman missed the game due to illness, as did Kings center Anze Kopitar.
Thomas Vanek scored the only goal and Jared Coreau kicked out 18 shots to give the Detroit Red Wings a 1-0 shutout over the Montreal Canadiens.
Jujhar Khaira scored his first NHL goal as the Edmonton Oilers beat the Arizona Coyotes 3-1. It was the Oilers’ third straight win and puts them into second place in the Pacific Division.
Capitals center Nicklas Backstrom, Boston Bruins left wing Brad Marchand and Carolina Hurricanes left wing Brock McGinn were named the NHL stars for the week ending Jan. 15.
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS: As Rangers center Mika Zibanejad returns from a broken leg, goaltender Antti Raanta is sidelined seven-to-10 days with a lower-body injury.
STLTODAY.COM: The St. Louis Blues placed defenseman Brad Hunt on waivers.