NHL Morning Coffee Headlines – March 4, 2017

by | Mar 4, 2017 | News, NHL | 6 comments

Pittsburgh Penguins forward Evgeni Malkin celebrates one of his two goals against the Tampa Bay Lightning.

Game recaps and injury updates in your NHL morning coffee headlines. 

NHL.COM: Evgeni Malkin scored twice and Mark Streit scored the game-winning goal to give the Pittsburgh Penguins a 5-2 victory over the Tampa Bay Lightning. It was Streit’s first goal with the Penguins after the Lightning, who acquired him from the Philadelphia Flyers, flipped him to the Pens on trade deadline day. 

Artemi Panarin scored the game-tying goal and went on to net the game winner in a shootout as the Chicago Blackhawks edged the New York Islanders 2-1. The Blackhawks also announced backup goalie Scott Darling suffered an upper-body injury in practice on Friday and will miss the next three weeks. 

Rickard Rakell scored two goals and Jonathan Bernier made 37 saves as the Anaheim Ducks beat the Toronto Maple Leafs 5-2. 

Mikael Backlund’s overtime goal gave the Calgary Flames a 3-2 win over the Detroit Red Wings, giving the Flames their sixth straight win. 

Blake Wheeler scored twice and Connor Hellebuyck turned in a 29-save performance as the Winnipeg Jets blanked the St. Louis Blues 3-0. 

Shane Doan had a goal and two assists as the Arizona Coyotes doubled up the Carolina Hurricanes 4-2. Earlier in the day, the Coyotes revealed defenseman Kevin Connaughton is week-to-week with an upper-body injury. 

SUN-SENTINEL.COM: Florida Panthers goaltender Roberto Luongo is out a week with a lower-body injury. 

NORTHJERSEY.COM: New Jersey Devils winger Mike Cammalleri is week-to-week with a upper-body injury. 

THE BUFFALO NEWS: Sabres winger Kyle Okposo (rib-cage injury) will miss his club’s next two games. 


  1. Mike Cammalleri has been “week-to-week” for his career.

  2. I see the Calgary box-score shows Lazar as unavailable due to an “upper body injury.” Where did he pick that up, on the plane ride?

    • I assume that was tongue in cheek but he had that injury when he was traded.

      What Lazar does this season isn’t relevant. A mishandled asset who started the year with mono, never got on track & has never really been given the right opportunity, was brought to the NHL far to quickly.

      Having just turned 22 in February let’s revisit this discussion when Lazar is 25. He will get the opportunity now to hit restart. He should he Calgary’s #3 RW when next season starts.

      • I only posted that because I knew it would get a rise out of you. You never disappoint.

  3. George, you must have had something SALTY for breakfast…:-)

    • LOL. Only the one cuppa so far. NOT a morning person.