NHL Morning Coffee Headlines – March 13, 2017

by | Mar 13, 2017 | News, NHL | 7 comments

Chicago Blackhawks goalie Corey Crawford makes one of his 42 saves against the Minnesota Wild.

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. 


  1. Interesting to see that McJesus was on the ice for 3 of the Habs 4 even-strength goals.

    • The Oilers are also on the verge of dropping down into the wild-card area with the suddenly hot (again) Blues just 4 points back with a game in hand.

    • 3 of the 4 goals were a crazy unlucky tip off klefbom and 2 empty netters , hard to blame McD

      • Which is why I hate +/- as any kind of defining stat. A D is on the ice when an 80-foot drifting shot sails right over a goalie’s glove and get a -!

      • Habs were all over the oilers for most of the game, what a steal of a waiver Paul Byron was 18 goals on the yr now

  2. Penguins wounded count is getting to critical levels. Hopefully they are all healed up by playoffs time or it will be painful like it was 2 years ago when the whole d was on the shelf. Streit and Hainsy are fine depth dmen but they are not 22+ a night guys.

  3. McDavid isn’t the problem!Horrible contracts to Eberle,Fayne and Ferrence are!!!For someone wearing an “A” and looked up to for leadership they should make sure they look way up and put Eberle in the press box.After watching the effort Gallagher put’s in he should be so embarrassed with his pathetic effort again this year for $6,000,000.