NHL Morning Coffee Headlines – February 27, 2017
Game recaps, a statistical oddity for Alex Ovechkin, waiver update and more in your NHL morning coffee headlines.
NHL.COM: Jonathan Toews and Patrick Kane each had a goal and an assist and Artem Anisimov tallied the game winner as the Chicago Blackhawks doubled up the St. Louis Blues 4-2. The Blues had overcome a 2-0 deficit to tie the game until Anisimov’s winning goal in the third period.
Both Alex Wennberg and Cam Atkinson netted two goals to give the Columbus Blue Jackets a 5-2 win over the New York Rangers. It was the Jackets’ fourth win in their last five games.
Patrice Bergeron and Brad Marchand each had three-point performances to lead the Boston Bruins to a 6-3 victory over the Dallas Stars. Jiri Hudler, Tyler Seguin and John Klingberg both collected two points for the Stars.
Craig Anderson made 37 saves while Zack Smith and Kyle Turris scored to give the Ottawa Senators a 2-1 win over the Florida Panthers.
Johnny Gaudreau scored twice and set up another as the Calgary Flames beat the Carolina Hurricanes 3-1. The Flames completed their road trip with a 4-0-1 record.
Filip Forsberg tallied his eighth goal in the last four games, James Neal collected three assists and Viktor Arvidson potted the game winner as the Nashville Predators edged the Edmonton Oilers 5-4. Connor McDavid scored a goal and added an assist for the Oilers.
WASHINGTON POST: Capitals captain Alex Ovechkin was held shotless in three games this month. He had gone 315 consecutive games with at least one shot on goal per game. He’s only been held shotless nine times in his career.
OTTAWA SUN: Senators captain Erik Karlsson had an amusing encounter with a gator during a recent golf game in Florida.
CSNPHILLY.COM: Philadelphia Flyers defenseman Brandon Manning faces a disciplinary hearing for his hit on Pittsburgh Penguins forward Jake Guentzel.
NBC SPORTS: The Minnesota Wild placed three players (Teemu Pulkkinen, Ryan Carter and Zac Dalpe) on waivers. The Florida Panthers also placed Greg McKegg on waivers.
ESPN.COM: Former Buffalo Sabres enforcer Andrew Peters has been suspended as a youth hockey coach pending a Buffalo police investigation into his role in a recent on-ice brawl.
SPORTSNET: Gare Joyce looks behind the scenes at the NHL trade deadline.