NHL Morning Coffee Headlines – October 28, 2017

by | Oct 28, 2017 | News, NHL | 13 comments

Game recaps plus updates on Cam Fowler, Jason Garrison, Vadim Shipachyov and more in your NHL morning coffee headlines.

NHL.COM: Oscar Dansk made 32 saves for his first career NHL shutout while James Neal, David Perron, Jonathan Marchessault and Cody Eakin each netted a goal and an assist as the Vegas Golden Knights crushed the Colorado Avalanche 7-0. The Golden Knights have won five straight games and carry a record of 8-1-0. Avs forwards Gabriel Bourque and Alexander Kerfoot left the game with upper-body injuries. 


Earlier in the day, the Golden Knights placed defenseman Jason Garrison on waivers. Meanwhile, center Vadim Shipachyov reported yesterday to their AHL affiliate. SKA St. Petersburg, his former KHL team, released a statement yesterday indicating he can’t negotiate a return based on the player transfer agreement between the KHL and NHL honoring each other’s player contracts. 

SPECTOR’S NOTE: Garrison frequently surfaced in this season’s NHL rumor mill. His declining performance and $4.6 million cap hit makes him difficult to trade. 

Pekka Rinne’s 43-save performance (including 15 in the third period) carried the Nashville Predators to a 2-1 win over the Chicago Blackhawks. 

Shootout goals by Drew Stafford and Jesper Bratt gave the New Jersey Devils a 5-4 victory over the Ottawa Senators. 

SPECTOR’S NOTE: The rebuilding Devils continue to surprise in October, now sporting a 7-2-0 record to sit one point out of first in the Metropolitan Division. 

Josh Anderson’s overtime goal lifted the Columbus Blue Jackets to a 2-1 win over the Winnipeg Jets. 

Brayden Schenn tallied the game winner as the St. Louis Blues edged the Carolina Hurricanes 2-1. 

Alexander Radulov scored the winning goal in the Dallas Stars 2-1 victory over the Calgary Flames, handing the latter their fourth loss in their last five contests. 

TSN: Anaheim Ducks defenseman Cam Fowler is expected to miss four-to-eight weeks with a knee injury. 

SPECTOR’S NOTE: The Ducks now have four regular blueliners (Fowler, Kevin Bieksa and Sami Vatanen) on injured reserve. Vatanen is expected to return soon. 

THE WASHINGTON POST: Capitals winger Brett Connolly (concussion) is expected to miss his club’s next two games. 

Former NHL center Jay McClement has signed with Swiss League team EHC Olten.



  1. Is it ok to eat totinos pizza and dino nuggets and drinking juicy juice for breakfast while reading this? or does it have to include coffee?

    • A coffee substitute is allowable.

    • HaHaHa funny as I munching on some Dominoes pizza and crazy bread.

  2. Lyle – “The Hurricanes have now dropped three straight games.” – didn’t they just clobber the Leafs 6-3 on Thursday?

    • Fixed. Looks like I need another cup of coffee!

      • To be fair, I was already on my third!

      • have some juicy juice… its the greatest!

  3. I guess Shipachoyov & his agent don’t want to mutually agree to terminate his contract to return to the KHL. His cap hit is 4.5 but he’s being paid 5 million this year. I guess reporting to Chicago of the AHL to get his money is better than what’s on the table in the KHL.

    • Seems worthwhile to report… bone up on your American… get paid and at least see what pans out with rest of league. If he plays decent in ahl he gets moved by the deadline for sure… or called up.

  4. Tea drinker since 95. Can you imagine me on coffee. Ha-ha!

    • Your posts would break my smartphone

      • See, there’s another development that betrays my age – I’ve decided to start calling it a “smartphone” when, if I holler “where the Hell are you?” it hollers back “down here in the crack of the sofa cushion.”

      • 😂