NHL Morning Coffee Headlines – March 16, 2017

by | Mar 16, 2017 | News, NHL | 3 comments

Boston Bruins winger Brad Marchand has taken over the NHL goal-scoring lead.

Game recaps, Anisimov out a month, Wideman ban rejected & more in your NHL morning coffee headlines.

NHL.COM: Brad Marchand scored his league-leading 36th goal and David Pastrnak scored twice as the Boston Bruins downed the Calgary Flames 5-2, ending the latter’s 10-game winning streak. The win moves the Bruins to within four points of the Atlantic Division leading Montreal Canadiens. 

Rickard Rakell tallied his 30th goal of the season and Ryan Getzlaf also scored as the Anaheim Ducks held on for a 2-1 win over the St. Louis Blues. The Blues remain four-point up on the Los Angeles Kings for the final wild-card berth in the Western Conference. 

Steve Mason has a 23-save shutout performance and Wayne Simmonds tallied his 200th career NHL goal as the Philadelphia Flyers blanked the Pittsburgh Penguins 4-0.  The Flyers sit five points out of the final wild-card spot in the Eastern Conference. 

J.T. Compher’s first career NHL goal was also the game winner to give the Colorado Avalanche a 3-1 victory over the Detroit Red Wings. Matt Duchene also scored to get his first point in 12 games and only his second goal in his last 26 games. 

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES: Blackhawks center Artem Anisimov will miss the next three-four weeks with an injured left leg. 

TSN: The NHL’s attempt to reinstate the 20-game ban on Calgary Flames defenseman Dennis Wideman for hitting a linesman last season has been rejected by a neutral arbitrator. 

SPORTSNET: Speaking of the Flames, NHL commissioner Gary Bettman spoke yesterday with Calgary mayor Naheed Nenshi regarding a new arena. The Saddledome, which opened in 1983, is now the NHL’s third-oldest arena. 

NEWSDAY: The 2018 NHL Winter Classic could be held at Citi Field between the New York Rangers and Buffalo Sabres. 

OTTAWA SUN: On a non-NHL note, the U.S. Women’s Hockey Team could boycott the upcoming world championships in Plymouth, Michigan ““unless significant progress has been made on the year-long negotiations with USA Hockey over fair wages and equitable support.”


  1. What’s the deal on the US women’s team? They briefly talked about it on TSN yesterday. I had no idea players in those tournaments got paid a salary in the first place. I figured they had their expenses paid and likely were given allowances during time spent with the team, but it sounded on TSN like they are already paid a salary and they are looking for more.

    Not saying they shouldn’t get paid better, but I assumed these tournaments were more or less “amateur” events and they aren’t supposed to get paid a full salary.

    • After thinking more about it, I think it’s great they are trying to make a stand for better compensation. It really isn’t even about this group, it’s more about the players who will follow in their footsteps. Plus, it’s not like they are asking for millions per player.

      It will be a tough battle for them, but at least being able to make a livable wage at the highest level will be great for the sport and encourage more young girls to pursue a career in the sport. It’ll take a long time, but this could be a big step.

  2. the comments on tsn were that the players received $ 8500 for the first 6 months of the 4 year olympic period and zero dollars for the 3.5 year balance.