NHL Morning Coffee Headlines – March 11, 2017

by | Mar 11, 2017 | News, NHL

Pittsburgh Penguins captain Sidney Crosby and Edmonton Oilers captain Connor McDavid each scored shootout goals as the Penguins beat the Oilers 3-2.

Game recaps, injury updates, latest fines, Stars re-sign McKenzie & more in your NHL morning coffee headlines. 

NHL.COM: Phil Kessel’s shootout goal gave the Pittsburgh Penguins a 3-2 win over the Edmonton Oilers. Penguins captain Sidney Crosby and Edmonton Oilers captain Connor McDavid also tallied in the shootout. McDavid also scored the game-tying goal in the third period as the Oilers overcame a 2-0 deficit. 

Joel Edmundson’s goal with 20 seconds remaining in regulation lifted the St. Louis Blues to a 4-3 victory over the Anaheim Ducks. Vladimir Tarasenko and Paul Stastny each had a goal and an assist for the Blues. Rickard Rakell also had a goal and an assist for the Ducks. 

Eric Staal collected two goals and an assist to lead the Minnesota Wild to a 7-4 spanking of the Florida Panthers. Charlie Coyle, Jason Zucker, Zach Parise, Jason Pominville and Mikael Granlund each had a goal and an assist. 

Tomas Tatar scored twice and set up another as the Detroit Red Wings upset the Chicago Blackhawks 4-2. Red Wings goalie Jimmy Howard made 24 saves in his first NHL game since suffering a knee injury on Dec. 20. 

Boone Jenner’s third-period goal gave the Columbus Blue Jackets a 4-3 win over the Buffalo Sabres. Blue Jackets goalie Sergei Bobrovsky saw his shutout streak end at 182 minutes and 50 seconds.

The Hockey Hall of Fame yesterday unveiled a statue of “Mr. Hockey”, the late, great Gordie Howe. 

WINNIPEG SUN: Jets defenseman Toby Enstrom is sidelined indefinitely by a concussion. 

TAMPA BAY TIMES: Lightning centers Tyler Johnson, Vladislav Namestnikov and Cedric Paquette (lower-body injuries) are listed as day-to-day. 

NBC SPORTS: Calgary Flames winger Johnny Gaudreau and Los Angeles Kings defenseman Jake Muzzin were each fined $2,000.00 for embellishment/diving. 

THE DALLAS MORNING NEWS:  The Dallas Stars re-signed forward Curtis McKenzie to a one-year, $700K contract extension. 

CSNPHILLY.COM: Philadelphia Flyers winger Jakub Voracek ripped NHL commissioner Gary Bettman and deputy commissioner Bill Daly regarding the league’s indecision over participation in the 2018 Winter Olympics. “It’s stupid and I find it absolutely ridiculous,” said Voracek, adding the players are keen to take part. 

SPECTOR’S NOTE: From your lips to Bettman’s ears, Jakub, though I doubt his remarks will have any effect upon the league’s handling of this situation.