NHL Morning Coffee Headlines – March 13, 2017
Game recaps, injury updates, Shattenkirk suspended & more in your NHL morning coffee headlines.
NHL.COM: Corey Crawford made 42 saves (20 in the second period alone) backstopping the Chicago Blackhawks to a 4-2 win over the Minnesota Wild, moving the Hawks to within one point of the Wild for top spot in the Central Division. Patrick Kane and Artemi Panarin each had a goal and an assist for Chicago.
Two third-period goals by Paul Byron and Max Pacioretty lifted the Montreal Canadiens to a 4-1 victory over the Edmonton Oilers. The Canadiens retook sole possession of first place in the Atlantic Division.
Corey Perry tallied two goals and set up another as the Anaheim Ducks beat the Washington Capitals 5-2, giving Ducks coach Randy Carlyle his 400th career NHL win. Ryan Getzlaf and Ryan Kesler each had a goal and two assists for the Ducks, who handed the Capitals their fourth straight defeat.
The Capitals played without defenseman Kevin Shattenkirk, who received a two-game suspension for charging Los Angeles Kings blueliner Kevin Gravel.
Joe Pavelski netted two goals as the San Jose Sharks thumped the Dallas Stars 5-1.
Ryan McDonagh scored twice to lead the New York Rangers to a 4-1 win over the Detroit Red Wings.
TRIBLIVE.COM: Pittsburgh Penguins winger Carl Hagelin is sidelined at least four weeks with a lower-body injury.
THE COLUMBUS DISPATCH: Blue Jackets defenseman Ryan Murray suffered a broken hand in Saturday’s 5-3 loss to the Buffalo Sabres and is sidelined indefinitely.
TSN: The Vancouver Canucks signed forward Drew Shore for the remainder of this season. Shore was playing for Kloten HC of the Swiss-A League.
OTTAWA CITIZEN: Senators winger Clarke MacArthur still hopes to resume his NHL playing career. He was sidelined for the season by his fourth concussion in 18 months. He intends to take a wait-and-see approach toward a comeback.
SPECTOR’S NOTE: I understand MacArthur’s determination to return to action. Given how many concussions he’s suffered in such a short period of time, he’s risking permanent brain damage by trying to resume his playing career. He can remain involved in hockey in many different ways, either as a scout, a coach or in a management role.