NHL Morning Coffee Headlines – January 21, 2017
Game recaps, Henrik Sedin reaches 1,000 points, Clarke MacArthur done for the season & more in your NHL morning coffee headlines.
NHL.COM: Henrik Sedin scored the game-tying goal to reach his 1,000th career point as the Vancouver Canucks edged the Florida Panthers 2-1.
SPECTOR’S NOTE: Brother Daniel has 968 career NHL points. He’ll hit that milestone later this season or early in 2017-18.
Conor Sheary scored twice and Evgeni Malkin and Phil Kessel each had a goal and an assist as the Pittsburgh Penguins crushed the Carolina Hurricanes 7-1.
Alex Galchenyuk and Alexander Radulov each tallied three points as the Montreal Canadiens’ power-play carried them to a 3-1 win over the New Jersey Devils.
Ryan Ellis and James Neal scored in the shootout as the Nashville Predators nipped the Edmonton Oilers 3-2. Predators defenseman P.K. Subban (back injury) returned from a 16-game absence, but forward Cody Bass will miss the remainder of the season to a lower-body injury.
Kyle Okposo scored a power-play goal in overtime to give the Buffalo Sabres a 3-2 victory over the Detroit Red Wings. Ryan O’Reilly enjoyed a two-point performance for the Sabres, who saw defenseman Jake McCabe leave the game in the first period with an injured right arm.
Scott Darling turned in a 30-save shutout performance and Marian Hossa scored the game’s only goal as the Chicago Blackhawks edged the Boston Bruins 1-0.
OTTAWA SUN: Senators left wing Clarke MacArthur won’t be returning to action this season. After suffering his fourth concussion in 18 months during a preseason practice, MacArthur did not receive medical clearance to resume playing.
SPECTOR’S NOTE: This is undoubtedly devastating news for MacArthur, but it’s for his own good. He should seriously consider transitioning from a playing career. He risks serious and permanent brain damage if he continues playing. If he wants to remain in hockey, he can get into coaching, scouting or management at the NHL level or elsewhere.
THE ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER: An upper-body injury will keep Anaheim Ducks winger Jakob Silfverberg out of tonight’s game against the Minnesota Wild.
THE DALLAS MORNING NEWS: The Stars placed defenseman Johnny Oduya (ankle) on injured reserve and called up Julius Honka.