NHL Morning Coffee Headlines – November 28, 2017

by | Nov 28, 2017 | News, NHL | 7 comments

Games recaps, Luongo makes history, Landeskog suspended and more in your NHL morning coffee headlines.

NHL.COM: Roberto Luongo became only the second goaltender in NHL history to win 200 games with two different franchises by backstopping the Florida Panthers to a 3-2 victory over the New Jersey Devils. Jared McCann netted the game-winning goal in the third period. 

Sidney Crosby’s overtime goal gave the Pittsburgh Penguins a 5-4 win over the Philadelphia Flyers, who blew leads of 3-1 and 4-3 as their losing skid is now eight in a row. It was a costly win for the Penguins, as starting goalie Matt Murray left the game in the second period favoring his right leg following a collision with Flyers forward Jakub Voracek.

SPECTOR’S NOTE: An update on Murray’s status is expected later today. As for the Flyers, their ongoing slump could turn up the heat under head coach Dave Hakstol. 

Earlier in the day, the Flyers activated defenseman Andrew MacDonald off injured reserve and sent Samuel Morin back to the minors. 

Blake Wheeler, Mark Scheifele and Kyle Connor each had a goal and two assists as the Winnipeg Jets overcame a 2-0 deficit to crush the Minnesota Wild 7-2. Earlier in the day, the Jets called up Eric Comrie to replace sidelined goalie Steve Mason, who suffered a concussion during Saturday’s game against New Jersey. The Wild, meanwhile, were missing defenseman Jared Spurgeon, who’s out with a groin strain. 

Rookie Alex DeBrincat tallied his first career hat trick and Patrick Kane collected three assists as the Chicago Blackhawks thumped the Anaheim Ducks 7-3. 

Carey Price made 37 saves to carry the Montreal Canadiens to their second straight win as they defeated the Columbus Blue Jackets 3-1. Habs defenseman Shea Weber missed his fourth straight game with a lower-body injury. 

SPECTOR’S NOTE: Price looks like he’s regained his Vezina-worthy form since returning from a 10-game absence with a lower-body injury. That’s good news for the Habs playoff hopes, which could  further improve once Weber returns to action.

Vegas Golden Knights winger Jonathan Marchessault, Columbus Blue Jackets goaltender Sergei Bobrovsky and Washington Capitals left wing Alex Ovechkin are the NHL’s three stars for the week ending Nov. 26. 

DENVER POST: Colorado Avalanche left wing Gabriel Landeskog received a four-game suspension for crosschecking Calgary Flames winger Matthew Tkachuk in the head. during Saturday’s game in Denver. 

THE MERCURY NEWS: San Jose Sharks goaltender Martin Jones is listed as day-to-day with an undisclosed injury but has traveled with the club to Philadelphia. 

VANCOUVER SUN: Canucks defenseman Erik Gudbranson could miss the next two weeks with a shoulder injury. 

THE BUFFALO NEWS: An ankle injury has sidelined Sabres center Jacob Josefson for four-to-six weeks. 

NEWSDAY: New York Islanders forward Casey Cizikas is day-to-day with an undisclosed injury. 

TAMPA BAY TIMES: Lightning defenseman Jake Dotchin will be out until at least Saturday with an undisclosed injury. 



  1. Great game in Pittsburgh last night. Crosby, Kessel, Hornqvist and Guentzel all had big games. Guentzel has come on strong the last few games and now is the teams fourth best forward. The Murray injury did not look to bad so here’s hoping he doesn’t miss too much time. Tristan Jarry however has been excellent so if Murray misses a game or 2 and gets a little rest it may not be such a bad thing.

    • Fully agree!
      I expect that if the Murray injury is significant enough, this will finally get JR to pull the trigger on a proper backup. If it isn’t too bad (here’s hoping!) hopefully it scares him enough to do it anyway. Jarry has been great, but I would rather see him starting with WBS 60% of the year instead of sitting 60+% with the big club.

      • Jarry is a proper backup. He’s only 22 as well. We had a “proper backup” and he sucked everytime he played. I am going to role with this tandem for the next few seasons while both come in at about 5 mill combined. There is no better option available. Jarry has looked confident and is improving every game. He should get more NHL games not more AHL games. There is no better tandem of under 24 year old goalies that I can think of in the last few years anyways. There is no reason to bring in anyone else because they would most likely be a downgrade.

      • So Murray is week to week and this is a great opportunity for Jarry to be a full time NHL starter for a couple of weeks with a capable backup in DeSmith helping out. The Pens really have a lot of depth in young goaltending with Gustafson and D’Orio waiting in the wings as well. In 2 or 3 years they will be able to trade Jarry to a situation where he becomes number one the way the Kings traded Martin Jones and they will be well compensated for it. On a different board someone said the Pens have a young Holtby in Murray and a young Price in Jarry. If that’s true then who do you keep? Remember the Tampa game where Jarrs was clearing the puck out of the zone himself on the PK? That was pure confidence.

  2. Jarry dominates starting the goalie “controversy “ right back up in Pittsburgh. God how we yinzers love our goalie controversies

  3. hey spectors

    didn’t luongo achives 200 wins with 3 francises, nyi.vancouver and panthers

    • Nope. He had over 200 wins with the Canucks and has totaled 200 with the Panthers. He only had seven with the Isles.