NHL Morning Coffee Headlines – November 1, 2017

by | Nov 1, 2017 | News, NHL

Game recaps plus updates on Ryan Getzlaf, Vadim Shipachyov and more in your NHL morning coffee headlines. 

NHL.com: Four unanswered third-period goals by Chris Kreider, Pavel Buchnevich, Mika Zibanejad and Michael Grabner rallied the New York Rangers from a 4-2 deficit to a 6-4 victory over the Vegas Golden Knights. Reilly Smith scored twice for the Golden Knights, who dropped consecutive games for the first time in franchise history. 

Speaking of the Golden Knights, center Vadim Shipachyov was not placed on unconditional waivers yesterday. While it’s expected he’ll receive a mutually agreed-to contract termination allowing him to return to the KHL, he must first repay his $2-million signing bonus. 

The Arizona Coyotes’ hope of winning their second straight game came to naught as they fell 5-3 to the Detroit Red Wings. Dylan Larkin and Darren Helm each had a goal and an assist and goaltender Jimmy Howard made 30 saves. Coyotes rookie sensation Clayton Keller also had a goal and an assist. The Coyotes were playing without defenseman Niklas Hjalmarsson, who’s out indefinitely with an upper-body injury. 

SPECTOR’S NOTE: The Coyotes’ constant losing is overshadowing the fine play of Keller, who leads the Coyotes in scoring by a wide margin. He’s also the leading scorer among NHL rookies this season. 

Matt Dumba’s giveaway in his own zone led to Nikolaj Ehlers’ game winner as the Winnipeg Jets held on for a 2-1 win over the Minnesota Wild. Jets goaltender Connor Hellebuyck had another solid outing, turning aside 28 shots for his sixth win of the season. The Wild also activated winger Nino Niederreiter from injured reserve.

THE ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER: Anaheim Ducks captain Ryan Getzlaf was placed on injured reserve and will miss the next three games. He was struck near his left eye with a puck in his previous game. 

PHILLY.COM: Flyers defenseman Shayne Gostisbehere and rookie center Nolan Patrick remain day-to-day with injuries and won’t travel with the club on their current road trip.

NEWSDAY: New York Islanders co-owner Jon Ledecky hopes the club’s new $7 million practice facility can be a template for what the club hopes will be a new arena in Belmont. The Isles unveiled the state-of-the-art facility yesterday at Northwell Health Ice Center at Eisenhower Park, NY. 

NBC SPORTS: Nashville’s P.K. Subban, Vancouver’s Erik Gudbranson and the NY Rangers’ Henrik Lundqvist were among several NHL players who got creative with their Halloween costumes.