NHL Morning Coffee Headlines – November 2, 2017

by | Nov 2, 2017 | News, NHL

Game recaps, October’s three stars and top rookie, injury updates & more in your NHL morning coffee headlines.

NHL.COM: Joe Thornton tallied his 1,400th career NHL point while Joonas Donskoi and Mikkel Boedker each had a goal and an assist to give the San Jose Sharks a 4-1 victory over the Nashville Predators. Sharks defenseman Marc-Edouard Vlasic left the game with a suspected head injury following a questionable hit by Predators center Ryan Johansen.

Patrick Marleau scored his 100th career game-winning goal as the Toronto Maple Leafs defeated the Anaheim Ducks 3-1. Former Ducks goalie Frederik Andersen made 28 saves against his former club.

Corey Crawford turned in a 35-save shutout performance and Artem Anisimov scored a goal and set up another as the Chicago Blackhawks blanked the Philadelphia Flyers 3-0, snapping a three-game losing skid. Flyers defenseman Radko Gudas left the game in the first intermission with an upper-body injury and didn’t return.

Cory Schneider made 37 saves backstopping the New Jersey Devils to a 2-0 shutout of the Vancouver Canucks. Devils winger Tayler Hall collected two assists. Brian Boyle and Marcus Johanssen both returned to the New Jersey lineup, but the latter left the game early in the first period with a suspected concussion.

Matt Murray kicked out 35 shots and Evgeni Malkin netted the game winner as the Pittsburgh Penguins edged the Edmonton Oilers 3-2.

Tampa Bay Lightning center Steven Stamkos, his linemate Nikita Kucherov and St. Louis Blues winger Jaden Schwartz were the NHL’s Three Stars for October 2017. Arizona Coyotes forward Clayton Keller was named rookie of the month.

NBC SPORTS BOSTON: Bruins forward David Backes will be sidelined at least eight weeks following diverticulitis surgery to remove part of his colon.

LAS VEGAS REVIEW-JOURNAL: Vegas Golden Knights management won’t dip into the trade market to bolster their injury-ravaged goaltending depth. Marc-Andre Fleury (concussion), Malcolm Subban (groin) and Oscar Dansk (hamstring) are currently sidelined. The club is likely to wait for their return than pursue a short-term trade solution.

THE NEWS & OBSERVER: Carolina Hurricanes defenseman Brett Pesce suffered a concussion in practice Tuesday and won’t accompany the club on their upcoming road trip.

ARIZONA SPORTS: Good news for the Coyotes as goaltender Antti Raanta has been taken off injured reserve.

TSN: Former NHL forward P.A. Parenteau has reportedly signed with KHL team Yekaterinburg Avtomobilist.