NHL Morning Coffee Headlines – November 13, 2017

by | Nov 13, 2017 | News, NHL | 3 comments

Game recaps plus latest on Evgeni Malkin, Timo Meier and more in your NHL morning coffee headlines. 

NHL.COM: Miles Wood tallied his first career NHL hat trick and Nico Hischier had a three-point game as the New Jersey Devils rallied from a 4-1 deficit to defeat the Chicago Blackhawks 7-5. Blackhawks defenseman Jan Rutta also netted three points. 

Braden Holtby made 29 saves in regulation and overtime and T.J. Oshie scored the winner in a shootout to give the Washington Capitals a 2-1 victory over the Edmonton Oilers. 

Andrei Vasilevskiy kicked out 28 shots as the Tampa Bay Lightning extended their road point streak to eight games by defeating the Anaheim Ducks 2-1. 

Joel Ward’s third-period goal lifted the San Jose Sharks to a 2-1 win over the Los Angeles Kings. Earlier in the day, the league fined Sharks forward Timo Meier over $2,400.00 for elbowing Vancouver Canucks defenseman Michael Del Zotto on Saturday. 

TRIBLIVE.COM: Pittsburgh Penguins center Evgeni Malkin joined the social media movement started by Washington’s Alex Ovechkin in support of Russian president Vladimir Putin. 

SPECTOR’S NOTE: Many of Malkin’s North American fans are likely to squirm a little over this news, but it won’t dampen their support of the Penguins’ star.

CBC NEWS: Former NHL player Joe Juneau has been shut out of the youth hockey program he started 11 years ago in Northern Quebec.

NEW YORK TIMES: There’s very little talk of the NHL’s concussion issue at the Hockey Hall of Fame. In recent years, several notable players whose careers were cut short by head trauma (Chris Pronger, Eric Lindros and Paul Kariya) were inducted into the Hall. 

SPECTOR’S NOTE: Though the NHL in recent years has taken steps to address concussion injuries, the league remains reluctant to acknowledge the link between head injuries and the degenerative brain disease Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE).



  1. The NHL will never acknowledge CTE until all lawsuits are settled and they feel legally protected or hopelessly vulnerable, regardless of the how high the mountain of evidence.

    • I can’t help but wonder if MMA, boxing and, to some degree “rassling,” are being as closely scrutinized as are football, hockey and other such team sports? Especially MMA which has to be THE most idiotic “sport” on the planet.

      • In return for Malkin’s joining the movement, Putin made sure that he would be voted the greatest Russian player of all time.