NHL Morning Coffee Headlines – October 16, 2017
Game recaps, Streit on unconditional waivers and more in your NHL morning coffee headlines.
NHL.com: It was a game of firsts for Malcolm Subban, Alex Tuch and Vadim Shipachyov as they led the Vegas Golden Knights to a 3-1 victory over the Boston Bruins. Subban, replacing sidelined starting goalie Marc-Andre Fleury, got his first NHL victory, made all the sweeter by getting it against his former team. Tuch and Shipachyov, meanwhile, scored their first NHL goals.
SPECTOR’S NOTE: Tuch’s goal was a solid individual effort by the young forward. He made a fine backchecking play at center to strip the puck from Sean Kuraly, zippped around defenseman Kevan Miller and beat Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask high to the glove side with a wrist shot.
Earlier in the day, the Knights placed Fleury (upper body) and forward Jonathan Marchessault (lower body) on injured reserve. Those moves opened spots for Subban and Tuch in the roster.
Chad Johnson made 25 saves and Johan Larsson collected two points as the Buffalo Sabres picked up their first win of the season by downing the Anaheim Ducks 3-1.
Drew Doughty and Anze Kopitar each tallied a goal and an assist to lead the Los Angeles Kings to a 3-2 victory over the New York Islanders.
TSN: The Montreal Canadiens reportedly placed defenseman Mark Streit on unconditional waivers for the purpose of terminating his contract.
OTTAWA SUN: With Senators captain Erik Karlsson due to return to the lineup soon, the club demoted defenseman Thomas Chabot to their AHL affiliate in Belleville.