NHL Morning Coffee Headlines – November 12, 2018
Game recaps, plus updates on Tuukka Rask, Nico Hischier, Ondrej Kase, and more in your NHL morning coffee headlines.
NHL.COM: Mark Scheifele scored twice as the Winnipeg Jets defeated the New Jersey Devils 5-2, handing the latter their third straight loss. Devils center Nico Hischier left the game in the second period with an apparent injury to his left wrist. Earlier in the day, the Jets announced the signing of forward Logan Shaw to a one-year, two-way contract worth $675K at the NHL level.
A five-goal second period powered the Florida Panthers to a 5-1 victory over the Ottawa Senators. Aleksander Barkov led the way for the Panthers with two goals.
Jaroslav Halak turned aside 36 shots and David Pastrnak tallied his league-leading 16th goal to give the Boston Bruins a 4-1 win over the Vegas Golden Knights. Speaking of the Bruins, goaltender Tuukka Rask could return from his leave of absence as early as Tuesday.
Joe Pavelski scored a goal and set up two others to lead the San Jose Sharks to a 3-1 victory over the Calgary Flames.
The Colorado Avalanche ended a five-game losing skid by beating the Edmonton Oilers 4-1. Avalanche winger Mikko Rantanen regained the NHL scoring lead with a goal and an assist. The Oilers have dropped four straight games.
Mikael Granlund’s snapped a 2-2 tie in the third period as the Minnesota Wild edged the St. Louis Blues 3-2.
Darcy Kuemper made 38 saves to backstop the Arizona Coyotes to a 4-1 win over the Washington Capitals, snapping a three-game losing skid. Alex Galchenyuk and Richard Panik each had a goal and an assist.
LOS ANGELES DAILY NEWS: Anaheim Ducks forward Ondrej Kase could make his season debut tonight against the Nashville Predators. Kase suffered a concussion during a preseason game in September.
NBC SPORTS: Racism still lingers for black NHL players 60 years after Willie O’Ree broke the league color barrier. In recent years, Wayne Simmonds, Joel Ward, P.K. Subban, and Devante Smith-Pelly have been subjected at times to racist taunts and social media posts.
“Commissioner Gary Bettman, who is going into the Hall of Fame with O’Ree as part of the class of 2018, considers it important to make clear to fans and players what’s expected and what’s not tolerated and said: ”Even if it’s only one incident, it’s one too many.” Deputy Commissioner Bill Daly said creating and cultivating an inclusive environment and building diversity are significant league priorities.”
SPECTOR’S NOTE: Those players have a thousand times more class and character than their racist tormentors.