NHL Morning Coffee Headlines – February 19, 2017

by | Feb 19, 2017 | News, NHL | 10 comments

Ottawa Senators forward Mark Stone (61) celebrates one of his five points against the Toronto Maple Leafs with teammate Ryan Dzingel.

Game recaps, Leafs & Devils swing a trade, injury updates & more in your NHL morning coffee headlines. 

NHL.com: Mark Stone had a five-point night (one goal, four assists) as the Ottawa Senators blew a 2-0 lead but rallied back from a 3-2 deficit with four straight third-period goals to defeat the Toronto Maple Leafs 6-3. The win moves the Sens within two points of the struggling Montreal Canadiens for top spot in the Atlantic Division. 

Brent Burns scored twice to lead the San Jose Sharks to a 4-1 win over the Arizona Coyotes, tying the franchise record for most goals in a season by a defenseman (27). Before the game, the Coyotes commemorated their 20th season in Arizona. 

Jason Zucker scored twice and Devan Dubnyk got his league-leading 32nd win as the Minnesota Wild beat the Nashville Predators 5-2. 

The surging Florida Panthers picked up their fourth straight win and seventh in their last eight with a 3-2 win over the Los Angeles Kings. Aleksander Barkov netted the game winner in the third to snap a 2-2 tie, marking the Panthers first win in Los Angeles since Nov. 27, 2002. 

Henrik Zetterberg’s shootout goal gave the Detroit Red Wings a 3-2 victory over the Washington Capitals, ending the 14-game win streak of Capitals goaltender Braden Holtby. 

Robin Lehner made 37 saves and Ryan O’Reilly tallied the game winner as the Buffalo Sabres hung on for a 3-2 win over the St. Louis Blues, snapping the latter’s six-game winning streak. 

Cam Talbot kicked out 38 shots while Milan Lucic’s third-period goal proved the game winner as the Edmonton Oilers downed the Chicago Blackhawks 3-1, handing the latter their first loss in six games. 

Cory Schneider turned in a 40-save effort and Travis Zajac had a goal and an assist as the New Jersey Devils took a 3-0 lead over the New York Islanders and hung on for a 3-2 win. The Devils skated without slumping veteran winger Mike Cammalleri, who was a healthy scratch for the first time in his NHL career. 

Third-period goals by Mathieu Perreault and Patrik Laine lifted the Winnipeg Jets to a 3-1 win over the Montreal Canadiens, spoiling the return of recently-hired head coach Claude Julien behind the Habs bench. 

Chris Tanev’s overtime goal lifted the Vancouver Canucks to a 2-1 win over the Calgary Flames. 

Jamie Benn’s overtime goal lifted the Dallas Stars to a 4-3 victory over the Tampa Bay Lightning, ending the Stars’ three-game losing skid. Antoine Roussel tallied a hat trick for the Stars. 

PITTSBURGH POST-GAZETTE’s Dave Molinari reports Penguins defenseman Justin Schultz is sidelined with a concussion. 

NJ.COM:  The New Jersey Devils yesterday traded forward Sergey Kalinin to the Toronto Maple Leafs in exchange for minor-league defenseman Viktor Loov. Earlier in the day, Kalinin cleared waivers and was to be demoted to the Devils’ AHL affiliate before the trade took place. 

THE NEWS & OBSERVER: The Carolina Hurricanes placed forward Ty Rattie on waivers. Earlier this season, they claimed Rattie off waivers from the St. Louis Blues. 

THE DALLAS MORNING NEWS: After missing 59 games this season to cancer treatment, Dallas Stars play-by-play man Dave Strader returned yesterday to the broadcast booth. 

NEW YORK POST: The Rangers will honor former Rangers Hall-of-Fame forward Jean Ratelle next season by retiring his No. 19. 


  1. That Leafs-Devils deal is clearly the shoring-up by each for specific positions on their AHL teams. There will likely be more of those type of support adjustments than anything of any consequence throughout the league over the next week.

    • I actually think Kalinin will get a shot at the 4 C spot with the big club.

      • If that’s the case, and he couldn’t crack NJ’s Top 6, it doesn’t say much about the Leafs’ top 4.

      • I think you`re right on that one, Babcocks love of Russians pretty well makes it a sure bet. 2 borderline deadbeat Russians picked up from teams below us in the standings. I wonder whether Lou`s trying to influence the 2 KHL free agents with these moves. You know Slapmesilly, can`t remember the one`s name

      • Not sure what you are talking about with top 6 and 4? I think Kalinin will get some time playing centre on the 4th line. He is centre depth that’s all.

      • It should have read “Leafs’ top 6 – damned faded script.

      • But I should have made it clearer by observing that NJ clearly doesn’t have a host of juggernauts at the F position and if he couldn’t crack that bunch why does anyone think he could make the Leafs? Are they, collectively, a lesser talent than the NJ D evils?

      • He’s just depth same as Ben smith I don’t think there is any real expectation of him coming in and taking a role on the top 3 lines, to answer your question he may be as good as Ben Smith and it allows Gauthier more time to develop, he is a role player George you know this all teams have a 4th line and that’s what he will play there is no need for him to be a “juggernaut” he is just has to be an alternative to Smith

      • Don’t see why the leafs are trading away dmen? Loov wasn’t gonna be much to begin with but Kalinin isn’t much either I woulda have taken a chance on Looov becoming 6/7 dman than Kalinin being a full time player

  2. Leafs actually have a legitimate shot at making a playoff run, probably one and done,. No doubt, but depth players are nothing new for anyone.