NHL Morning Coffee Headlines – March 6, 2017
Game recaps, injury updates and more in your NHL morning coffee headlines.
NHL.COM: Eric Staal scored twice to lead the Minnesota Wild to a 3-1 win over the San Jose Sharks. The victory puts the Wild back atop the Central Division and Western Conference standings by one point over the Chicago Blackhawks with two games in hand.
Before the game, the Wild signed 16-year-old Casey Carter to a one-day contract. Carter is suffering from a rare form of muscle cancer. The Sharks, meanwhile, were playing with winger Jannik Hansen, who continues to be held up by visa issues. The Sharks acquired Hansen last week in a trade with Vancouver.
Sean Monahan had a goal and an assist and Brian Elliott kicked out 33 shots as the Calgary Flames downed the New York Islanders 5-2. The Flames extended their winning streak to seven games.
Marc-Andre Fleury replaced Matt Murray in goal, a move that helped the Pittsburgh Penguins overcome a 3-0 deficit to top the Buffalo Sabres 4-3. Evgeni Malkin and Conor Sheary both tallied a goal and an assist for the Pens, as did Brian Gionta for the Sabres.
Sergei Bobrovsky made 20 saves for his fifth shutout of the season as the Columbus Blue Jackets blanked the New Jersey Devils 3-0.
Call-up goalie Richard Bachman made his first game of this season a memorable one, turning aside 43 shots to give the Vancouver Canucks a 2-1 victory over the Anaheim Ducks. Bo Horvat netted his 20th goal of the season for the Canucks. It was a costly win for the Canucks, as winger Loui Eriksson could miss a couple of games with a lower-body injury.
Jake Allen turned in a 27-save shutout performance as the St. Louis Blues snapped a five-game losing skid by blanking the Colorado Avalanche 3-0.
Eddie Lack made 24 saves as the Carolina Hurricanes edged the Arizona Coyotes 2-1.
BOSTON HERALD: Bruins defenseman Adam McQuaid suffered a 25-stitch cut to his neck during Saturday’s game against the New Jersey Devils. Fortunately for McQuaid, he expects to return to action today.
TSN: The coach’s challenge system and icing rules are among the topics of discussion for this week’s meeting of NHL general managers in Boca Raton, Florida.
OTTAWA CITIZEN: Senators president and CEO Tom Anselmi is considering a logo change for his club.
SPECTOR’S NOTE: What do you think, Senators fans? Should your club change its logo?
CALGARY SUN: Thanks to a pair of specialized electronic glasses, young Flames fan and cancer survivor Olivia Lettich was able to see her favorite team play for the first time on Sunday.
SPORTSNET: On a non-NHL note, Les Canadiennes de Montreal defeated the Calgary Inferno to win the CWHL’s Clarkson Cup championship. It’s Montreal’s fourth title in seven finals appearances.