NHL Morning Coffee Headlines – April 14, 2017
Game recaps, injury updates, update on the Islanders possible return to Nassau Coliseum & more in your NHL morning coffee headlines.
NHL.COM: Tom Wilson’s overtime goal lifted the Washington Capitals to a 3-2 victory over the Toronto Maple Leafs in the opening game of their best-of-seven first-round series. Justin Williams scored twice as the Caps overcame a 2-0 deficit. Mitch Marner and Jake Gardiner tallied for the Leafs.
Viktor Arvidsson’s first-period goal stood as the game winner as the Nashville Predators blanked the Chicago Blackhawks 1-0 in Game 1 of their opening-round series. Pekka Rinne kicked out 29 shots for the shutout.
Second-period goals by Rickard Rakell and Jakob Silverberg carried the Anaheim Ducks to a 3-2 win over the Calgary Flames to win the opening game of their first-round series. it was the Ducks’ 28th consecutive home victory over the Flames, who got goals from Sean Monahan and Sam Bennett.
THE MERCURY NEWS: San Jose Sharks center Joe Thornton (knee) remains uncertain for Game 2 of his club’s first-round series against the Edmonton Oilers. The Sharks lead the series 1-0.
OTTAWA SUN: Senators coach Guy Boucher won’t rush defenseman Marc Methot (fractured finger) back into the lineup. Methot’s been cleared to play but Boucher believes his shot still needs improvement.
BOSTON HERALD: Bruins defenseman Colin Miller (lower-body injury) could miss Game 2 against the Ottawa Senators.
NEWSDAY: NHL commissioner Gary Bettman is downplaying the possibility of the New York Islanders returning to the refurnished Nassau Coliseum. Bettman doesn’t consider that possible move as a long-term option.
PHILLY.COM: The Flyers dismissed Joe Mullen as their power-play coach.