NHL Morning Coffee Headlines – January 25, 2017
Game recaps, Senators honor Bryan Murray & more in your NHL morning coffee headlines.
NHL.COM: Brad Marchand scored twice and David Pastrnak tallied the winner in overtime to give the Boston Bruins a 4-3 victory over the Detroit Red Wings, snapping a four-game losing skid.
Tyler Johnson scored twice within 30 seconds as the Tampa Bay Lightning scored four unanswered third-period goals to defeat the Chicago Blackhawks 5-2.
Patrick Marleau scored his second straight game winner as the San Jose Sharks edged the Winnipeg Jets 4-3. Marleau’s now scored five goals in his last two games and is only two goals shy of the 500-goal plateau.
Mike Condon made 31 saves for his fourth shutout of the season backstopping the Ottawa Senators to a 3-0 win over the Washington Capitals, snapping the latter’s 14-game point streak. In a pregame ceremony, the Senators made former coach and general manager Bryan Murray the first inductee into their Ring of Honour.
SPECTOR’S NOTE: Murray, who’s been battling colon cancer for the past two years, guided the Senators to the 2007 Stanley Cup Final. He was their GM from 2007 to 2016
Alexander Radulov scored twice and Carey Price made 30 saves as the Montreal Canadiens defeated the Calgary Flames 5-1, giving Price his first win in his last four starts.
SPECTOR’S NOTE: Price had a shutout bid spoiled with one second remaining in the game. After struggling through several difficult performances, the Habs starter has a save percentage of .921 or higher in three of his last four games.
Carter Hutton turned in a 34-save shutout performance as the St. Louis Blues blanked the Pittsburgh Penguins 3-0.
Jack Eichel scored twice, including in overtime, as the Buffalo Sabres overcame a 4-2 deficit to defeat the Nashville Predators 5-4.
John Tavares had two assists as the New York Islanders extended their points streak to five games with a 4-2 win over the Columbus Blue Jackets. The Isles are now 3-0-1 under interim head coach Doug Weight.
SPECTOR’S NOTE: So far, the Islanders have responded well to their recent coaching change. It’ll be interesting to see if they can build upon this recent success.
Jeff Carter collected two assists and Peter Budaj made 24 saves as the Los Angeles Kings snapped a four-game losing streak with a 3-1 win over the New Jersey Devils.
Chris Stewart scored in the fifth round of a shootout to lift the Minnesota Wild to a 3-2 win over the Dallas Stars.
ESPN.COM: Arizona Coyotes center Peter Holland was fined the league maximum ($3,611) for sucker-punching Tampa Bay Lightning forward Ondrej Palat.
TORONTO SUN: The NHL could stage preseason games in China as early as September or October, with the Los Angeles Kings and Vancouver Canucks as possible participants.
TSN: Richard Rodier, a former senior consultant to the NHL Players Association, claims ” the union is mishandling its pursuit of NHL teams he says are misreporting revenue.” He claims PA director Donald Fehr didn’t inform the players of several cases where teams are potentially misreporting revenue. The PA has threatened Rodier with legal action, including one letter claims he violated a non-disclosure clause of his employment contract.