NHL Morning Coffee Headlines – November 15, 2018

by | Nov 15, 2018 | News, NHL

Game recaps, injury updates, Penguins sign GM Jim Rutherford to an extension, Paul Martin retires, and more in your NHL morning coffee headlines.

NHL.COM: The Chicago Blackhawks finally won a game under new head coach Jeremy Colliton by edging the St. Louis Blues 1-0. The victory snapped an eight-game winless skid, which included Colliton’s first three games behind the Blackhawks’ bench. Corey Crawford made 28 saves and Brent Seabrook tallied the only goal.

A 28-save shutout by Chicago Blackhawks goalie Corey Crawford gave his club its first win in eight games. (Photo via NHL Images)

Ben Chiarot tallied the game-winner as the Winnipeg Jets defeated the Washington Capitals 3-1. The Capitals were without goaltender Braden Holtby, who was a pre-game scratch because of an upper-body injury. Forwards Evgeny Kuznetsov and T.J. Oshie left the game having suffered possible concussions. Kuznetsov was clipped in the head by Brandon Tanev’s elbow in the first period while Oshie was slammed to the ice by Josh Morrissey in the last minute of the game.

Five consecutive goals (including four in the third period) rallied the Colorado Avalanche from a 3-1 deficit to down the Boston Bruins 6-3. Avs winger Mikko Rantanen tallied a goal and two assists. Jake DeBrusk scored twice for the Bruins, who also lost defenseman Zdeno Chara to an apparent leg injury.

Marc-Andre Fleury kicked out 29 shots and Cody Eakin scored twice as the Vegas Golden Knights blanked the Anaheim Ducks 5-0. The Ducks also learned defenseman Cam Fowler will undergo surgery on Friday after being struck in the face by a puck on Monday. Earlier in the day, the Golden Knights announced forward Erik Haula is considered month-to-month with a lower-body (knee) injury. 

Prior to trading Carl Hagelin to the Los Angeles Kings yesterday for Tanner Pearson, Pittsburgh Penguins general manager Jim Rutherford agreed to a three-year contract extension. 

SPORTSNET: Speaking of the Penguins, Sidney Crosby skipped practice yesterday with an upper-body injury. 

THE SCORE: Former NHL defenseman Paul Martin announced his retirement. In 14 seasons with the New Jersey Devils, Pittsburgh Penguins, and San Jose Sharks, Martin tallied 320 points in 870 games. In 2015-16, he helped the Sharks reach the Stanley Cup Final. 

SPECTOR’S NOTE: Best wishes to Martin and his family in his future endeavors.