NHL Morning Coffee Headlines – October 9, 2017
NHL.COM: After giving up five goals on 17 shots on Saturday night against the Toronto Maple Leafs, goaltender Henrik Lundqvist turned in a 34-save shutout backstopping the New York Rangers to a 2-0 blanking of the Montreal Canadiens. It was the Rangers’ first win of the season after dropping their first two games. Mika Zibanejad and Brady Skjei tallied the game’s only goals.
TAMPA BAY TIMES: Lightning forward J.T. Brown said he received death threats and racist remarks on social media following his silent protest during the national anthem before Saturday’s 5-4 loss to the Florida Panthers. Brown raised a fist to bring awareness to to police brutality and racial inequality. He said the reaction he received afterwards is proof why these issues must be addressed.
SPECTOR’S NOTE: Some will likely say Brown brought that reaction upon himself. Nothing justifies or excuses that type of response to his stand.
THE ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER: Anaheim Ducks captain Ryan Getzlaf (lower-body injury) could make his season debut tonight against the Calgary Flames.
TSN: The Ottawa Senators recalled defensemen Thomas Chabot and Christian Jaros.
Adam Cracknell (DAL) and Michael Bournival (TB) are on NHL waivers today.
— Chris Johnston (@reporterchris) October 8, 2017
THE GLOBE & MAIL: New NHL rule changes for this season, including a crackdown on slashing, could be behind the high-scoring games we’ve seen thus far.
BARDOWN: Jaromir Jagr crashed an interview of the Traveling Jagrs. Hilarity ensues.