NHL Morning Coffee Headlines – March 5, 2017

by | Mar 5, 2017 | News, NHL | 4 comments

Washington Capitals center Nicklas Backstrom (right) celebrates his overtime goal against the Philadelphia Flyers.

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

NHL.COM: Nicklas Backstrom’s overtime goal gave the Washington Capitals a 2-1 win over the Philadelphia Flyers. It was the Capitals’ 15th straight win on home ice. They’ve yet to lose in Washington in 2017. 

Patrick Kane scored twice and Corey Crawford turned aside 32 shots as the Chicago Blackhawks downed the Nashville Predators 5-3. Viktor Arvidson netted two goals for the Preds. 

Carey Price made 26 saves while Max Pacioretty and Alex Galchenyuk collected two assists to give the Montreal Canadiens a 4-1 victory over the New York Rangers. It was the fifth straight win for the Habs, who were playing without winger Alexander Radulov (day-to-day, lower-body injury). 

Connor McDavid had a goal and an assist to lead the Edmonton Oilers to a 4-3 win over the Detroit Red Wings. Dylan Larkin also had a goal and an assist for the Wings, who lost defenseman Ryan Sproul to a sprained knee

Viktor Stalberg scored his first goal with the Ottawa Senators and goalie Craig Anderson made 25 saves to give his club a 3-2 win over the Columbus Blue Jackets. 

Ryan Spooner’s third period goal held up as the winner to give the Boston Bruins a 3-2 win over the New Jersey Devils. Patrice Bergeron netted two assists for the Bruins, while Devils winger Kyle Palmieri scored his 20th goal of the season. 

The Vancouver Canucks took a 4-0 lead over the Los Angeles Kings and held on for a 4-3 win to snap a four-game losing skid. Sven Baertschi scored twice for the Canucks. 

Nikita Kucherov’s shootout goal lifted the Tampa Bay Lightning to a 2-1 win over the Buffalo Sabres, 

Patrik Laine scored his 32nd of the season while Mark Scheifele and Nikolaj Ehlers each had three-point performances as the Winnipeg Jets crushed the Colorado Avalanche 6-1.

Kari Lehtonen made 41 saves and John Klingberg tallied the game winner late in the third period as the Dallas Stars edged the Florida Panthers 2-1. 


  1. Interesting snippet from Brennan’s column in this morning’s Ottawa Sun:

    “The all-time list of productive North American-born players who were never drafted is topped by Adam Oates (1,420 points) and includes the likes of Dino Ciccarelli (1,200), Joe Mullen (1,063), Martin St. Louis (1,033) and Steve Thomas (933). But of the active players who never had their name called on draft day, only Chris Kunitz (551) is ahead of Alex Burrows (386).”

  2. There is alot of talk at how dominate the metro is over the Atlantic. Must giving the teams in the atlantic zero chance of beating a metro team in the playoffs.

    Dont get me wrong. I completely understand it.

    Yet Ottawa and montreal last night clearly displayed their disagreement with that analysis.

    • The Atlantic Division is tight. Six teams within ten points of each other are vying for the second and third-place Atlantic Division berths.

      The Metropolitan Division may be tightening up as the Rangers and the Islanders have played better lately.

      Atlantic Division
      1. Canadiens (82 points)
      2. Senators (76 points)
      3. Bruins (74 points)

      Metropolitan Division
      1. Capitals (95 points)
      2. Blue Jackets (86 points)
      3. Penguins (86 points)

      Eastern Conference Wild Card
      1. Rangers (84 points); Metropolitan
      2. Islanders (71 points); Metropolitan
      3. Maple Leafs (70 points); Atlantic
      4. Panthers (69 points); Atlantic
      5. Lightning (68 points); Atlantic
      6. Flyers (68 points); Metropolitan
      7. Sabres (66 points); Atlantic
      8. Devils (62 points); Metropolitan
      9. Red Wings (61 points); Atlantic
      10. Hurricanes (60 points); Metropolitan

      • CJ has the habs playing good again them and Ottawa will give the metro teams a go in the playoffs