NHL Morning Coffee Headlines – March 10, 2018

by | Mar 10, 2018 | News, NHL | 2 comments

Game recaps, Brad Marchand fined plus updates on Martin Hanzal, Kyle Okposo and more in your NHL morning coffee headlines.

Seth Jones’ two-goal performance powered the Columbus Blue Jackets to a 3-2 win over the Detroit Red Wings (Photo via NHL Images)

  NHL.COM: Seth Jones scored twice as the Columbus Blue Jackets held off the Detroit Red Wings 3-2. The Jackets (77 points) moved to within two point of the third-place Philadelphia Flyers in the Metropolitan Division. 

Eric Staal tallied his 37th goal of the season as the Minnesota Wild downed the Vancouver Canucks 5-2. Charlie Coyle and Matt Cullen each collected a goal and an assist. 

The Calgary Flames (78 points) edged the Ottawa Senators 2-1 to move within a point of a wild-card spot in the Western Conference. Sam Bennett and Matt Stajan were the Flames’ goal scorers. 

Third-period power-play goals by Devin Shore and Jamie Benn lifted the Dallas Stars to a 2-1 win over the Anaheim Ducks. 

The NHL department of player safety fined Boston Bruins winger Brad Marchand $2,000.00 for embellishment during a game against Pittsburgh on March 1. Arizona Coyotes forward Nick Cousins also received a $2,000.00 fine for embellishment during a recent game against Minnesota. 

DALLAS MORNING NEWS: Stars center Martin Hanzal will undergo spinal fusion surgery and will be sidelined six-to-seven months. 

THE BUFFALO NEWS:  Sabres winger Kyle Okposo will be sidelined indefinitely by a concussion. 

TRIBLIVE.COM: Pittsburgh Penguins forward Bryan Rust was diagnosed with a concussion. Penguins forward Dominik Simon is listed as week-to-week with a lower-body injury. Goaltender Matt Murray (concussion) and winger Zach Aston-Reese (upper body) are “making progress.”

NBC WASHINGTON: The Capitals have officially announced they’ve re-signed general manager Brian MacLellan to a multiyear contract extension. 

TSN: The Carolina Hurricanes have sought permission to interview Los Angeles Kings assistant general manager Mike Futa. Earlier this week, the Hurricanes removed Ron Francis as GM. 

NBC SPORTS: The NHL is entering the esports market by teaming up with EA Sports “to deliver the 2018 NHL Gaming World Championship, a bracket-style 1-on-1 tournament that will begin on Saturday, March 24 for players in the U.S., Canada and Europe.”



  1. Marchand fine is deserved, most Bs fans would probably agree. Yet, in evaluating the game between Pittsburgh and Boston, the NHL did not fine or suspend Patrick Hornquist for hitting Charlie McAvoy in the head. No conspiracy theory here but the NHL is a joke in equal treatment.

  2. The Penguins need to smarten up when it comes to the lineup and personnel desicions. A bottom line of Kuhnhackle, Jooris, and Rowney is asking for trouble. You are going to burn out your stars coach Sullivan because that line is going to get lit up.