NHL Morning Coffee Headlines – November 11, 2018

by | Nov 11, 2018 | News, NHL | 3 comments

Game recaps, injury updates and more in your NHL morning coffee headlines.

NHL.COM: Casey Mittlelstadt’s shootout goal gave the Buffalo Sabres a 4-3 victory over the Vancouver Canucks. The Sabres rallied from a 3-1 deficit on late third-period goals by Jeff Skinner and Sam Reinhart. Earlier in the day, the Sabres dealt minor-league defenseman Taylor Fedun to the Dallas Stars for a seventh-round pick in the 2020 NHL Draft. The Canucks, meanwhile, learned sidelined winger Brock Boeser was diagnosed with adductor muscles irritation and is listed as week-to-week.

The Chicago Blackhawks suffered their seventh straight loss by falling 4-0 to the Philadelphia Flyers. Brian Elliot picked up the shutout with 33 saves while Claude Giroux and Sean Couturier each collected three points. The Blackhawks were playing without winger Brandon Saad, who’s nursing an injured right arm. Both clubs paid tribute to late goaltender Ray Emery by wearing the No. 29 on the side of their helmets. Emery, who died last summer at age 35, played for both clubs during his 11-year NHL career.

Mattias Ekholm scored in overtime as the Nashville Predators edged the Dallas Stars 5-4 to remain unbeaten (8-0-0) on the road this season. Roman Josi and Ryan Johansen each had a goal and an assist for the Predators.

David Pastrnak’s hat trick powered the Boston Bruins to a 5-1 win over the Toronto Maple Leafs. (Photo via NHL Images)

David Pastrnak’s hat trick powered the Boston Bruins over the Toronto Maple Leafs by a score of 5-1. Bruins goaltender Jaroslav Halak kicked out 40 shots and center Patrice Bergeron had a three-point night.

The Montreal Canadiens overcame 2-0 and 4-3 deficit to down the Vegas Golden Knights 5-4, spoiling the return of former Canadiens captain Max Pacioretty in his first game in Montreal since being traded to Vegas in September. Andrew Shaw scored two goals and former Golden Knight Tomas Tatar potted the game-winner for the Canadiens. William Karlsson had a three-point game for the Golden Knights.

Four unanswered third-period goals gave the Ottawa Senators a 6-4 victory over the Tampa Bay Lightning, who had overcome an early 2-0 deficit to take a 4-2 lead into the third period. Matt Duchene and Bobby Ryan each had a goal and two assists for the Senators while Mathieu Joseph scored twice for the Lightning.  Tampa Bay defenseman Anton Stralman missed the game (day-to-day) with an upper-body injury.

Aleksander Barkov scored the winning goal as the Florida Panthers doubled up the New York Islanders 4-2. Panthers winger Mike Hoffman (goal) extended his points streak to 11 games. Before the game, the Panthers honored former team president Bill Torrey by raising a banner in his honor. Torrey passed away in May at age 83.

The Pittsburgh Penguins snapped a five-game winless skid with a 4-0 win over the Arizona Coyotes. Casey DeSmith turned aside 39 shots for the shutout and Sidney Crosby had a goal and an assist.

Jonathan Bernier made 49 saves, Anthony Mantha scored two third-period goals, and Frans Nielsen tallied the winner in a shootout as the Detroit Red Wings nipped the Carolina Hurricanes 4-3.

The New York Rangers extended their point streak to six games with a 5-4 shootout win over the Columbus Blue Jackets. Jimmy Vesey tallied the winning goal for the Blueshirts. Defenseman Seth Jones had three assists for the Jackets.

David Rittich made 21 saves to collect his first NHL shutout as the Calgary Flames defeated the Los Angeles Kings 1-0. Travis Hamonic scored the only goal.

WINNIPEG SUN:  Jets defenseman Dmitry Kulikov will be sidelined up to a month with an upper-body injury. 

STLTODAY.COM:  Blues center Brayden Schenn (oblique muscle injury) is doubtful for today’s game against the Minnesota Wild. 

EDMONTON SUN: The Edmonton Oilers assigned forwards Jesse Puljujarvi and Kailer Yamamoto to their AHL affiliate in Bakersfield.



  1. The Leafs Bos game seemed like 3 mini games (periods) …. Leafs totally dominating the first game and benefited by some Bos mistakes but frustrated by great saves and timely blocked shots; followed by a more dominant 2nd game by Boston that started to irritate and frustrate Leafs; then a game where Boston was the stronger, speedier, and more refreshed team.

    Bos top line looked very good

    Leafs will do much better next time round

    Loved the Sea-saw game Ottw/TBay game …. some really nice goals

    Pens finally win; let me say it again … Pens finally win…. was not sure at first if it was going to happen as I was fearing nearing the end of the first) a repeat very low scoring game with opponents getting really late game winner in 1 goal loss (just like Wsh game) but Pens prevailed ; Casey DeSmith played fantastic and Sid was sick …,. On for all 4 goals ; goal, assist and in reality his dominant play on the other two goal (where he did not assist) allowed them to set up the goal.

    Sad issue is Pens sat their 3D best available DMan (big Jamie O) but allowed their worst 2 (JJ and Chad R) to play. And they don’t deserve to play over him

    …. why per commentators …. JJ is a veteran and CR is the only other right handed D…. give me a break

    This did not result in a loss last night …. but in the big picture of things, barring injury ..,, dress your best D

    If Pens are trading Sprong (and they better not) it better be as an incentive in a multi-player deal to also take JJ

    • Wouldn’t it be the peak of irony if the Pens dealt Johnson to the Leafs? 🙂

  2. Jack Johnson and Sprong for ww pengy ?? Hahaha does that solve all your problems or what ?? Haha