NHL Morning Coffee Headlines – October 28, 2017
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.
The Golden Knights don’t know they’re supposed to be bad as an expansion team.
— Scott Wasilewski (@scottywazz) October 28, 2017
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.