NHL Morning Coffee Headlines – February 14, 2017
Game recaps, stars of the week, injury updates and more in your NHL morning coffee headlines.
NHL.COM: Mike Smith made 36 saves and Christian Dvorak scored twice and set up another as the Arizona Coyotes blanked the Calgary Flames 5-0. It’s Smith’s 21st shutout with the Coyotes, tying the franchise record shared by Nikolai Khabibulin and Ilya Bryzgalov.
Jimmy Vesey’s third-period goal gave the New York Rangers a 3-2 victory over the Columbus Blue Jackets, extending their winning streak to six games. Rangers forward Kevin Hayes collected a goal and an assist in the win.
Minnesota Wild right wing Jason Pominville, St. Louis Blues goaltender Jake Allen and Nashville Predators left wing Viktor Arvidsson are the NHL stars for the week ending Feb. 12, 2017.
DETROIT FREE PRESS: Red Wings forward Gustav Nyquist has waived an in-person hearing with the NHL’s department of player safety and will instead have a phone interview Wednesday regarding his slash on Sunday to the face of Minnesota Wild defenseman Jared Spurgeon.
ESPN.COM: Pittsburgh Penguins forward Bryan Rust (upper-body injury) could be sidelined longer than expected. He was sidelined during last Thursday’s game against the Colorado Avalanche. Meanwhile, center Evgeni Malkin could return to action as early as tonight’s game against the Vancouver Canucks.
WINNIPEG SUN: Jets defenseman Toby Enstrom could miss at least one game with a lower-body injury.
TWINCITIES.COM: The Minnesota Wild placed forward Tyler Graovac on waivers.