NHL Morning Coffee Headlines – November 16, 2018

by | Nov 16, 2018 | News, NHL | 2 comments

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

NHL.COM: Brayden Point scored a natural hat trick (in 91 seconds) and Yanni Gourde netted the game-winner as the Tampa Bay Lightning edged the Pittsburgh Penguins 4-3. The Lightning played without starting goaltender Andrei Vasilevskiy, who’s sidelined indefinitely because of a broken foot suffered in a recent practice.

Brayden Point’s three goals in 91 seconds carried the Tampa Bay Lightning to a 4-3 win over the Pittsburgh Penguins (Photo via NHL Images)

For the eighth straight game, the New York Islanders defeated the New York Rangers, as Anthony Beauvillier tallied his first NHL hat trick in a 7-5 victory. Chris Kreider scored twice for the Rangers. The Isles also placed forwards Andrew Ladd (lower body), Matt Martin (upper body) and Casey Cizikas (lower body) on injured reserve.

Keith Kinkaid made 29 saves and Joey Anderson’s first NHL goal held up as the winner as the New Jersey Devils blanked the Philadelphia Flyers 3-0. Flyers goalie Brian Elliott left the game in the second period with an undisclosed injury. A further update on his condition is expected today. Devils defenseman Sami Vatanen also departed in the second period with an apparent leg injury.

Four unanswered third-period goals powered the Columbus Blue Jackets to a 7-3 victory over the Florida Panthers. Mike Hoffman collected an assist to set a Panthers’ franchise record by netting a point in 14 consecutive games.

Craig Anderson stopped two third-period penalty shots and Drake Batherson potted his first career NHL goal as the Ottawa Senators edged the Detroit Red Wings 2-1.

The Minnesota Wild picked up their fourth win in five games by downing the Vancouver Canucks 6-2. Wild captain Mikko Koivu had a goal and two assists.

After struggling in his recent starts, Montreal Canadiens goaltender Carey Price returned to form with a 43-save performance to help his out-played club steal a 3-2 win over the Calgary Flames.

Darcy Kuemper made 45 saves and Michael Grabner netted the Arizona Coyotes’ league-leading 10th shorthanded goal to defeat the Nashville Predators 2-1. Earlier in the day, the Predators revealed winger Viktor Arvidsson (broken thumb) will miss six-to-eight weeks while P.K. Subban (upper body) was placed on injured reserve.

Frederik Andersen turned aside 42 shots and Kasperi Kapanen scored twice to give the Toronto Maple Leafs a 5-3 victory over the San Jose Sharks. Mitch Marner also had a three-point night for the Leafs. Earlier in the day, the Sharks announced forward Tomas Hertl is day-to-day with a lower-body injury.

WINNIPEG FREE PRESS: Jets defenseman Josh Morrissey was fined $8,467.74 by the NHL’s department of player safety for unsportsmanlike conduct for slamming Washington Capitals winger T.J. Oshie to the ice on Wednesday.

STLTODAY.COM: The Blues placed center Brayden Schenn (upper body) on injured reserve. Winger Patrick Maroon also suffered an upper-body injury and won’t play in the remaining games of the club’s three-game road trip.

EDMONTON JOURNAL: Oilers winger Tobias Rieder will be sidelined for a month with an upper-body injury.



  1. Injuries are starting to pile up accross the league. The Islanders called up Michael DalColle but not Josh Ho Sang, I’m surprised Ho Sang isn’t getting the Sprong treatment from the media. Speaking of
    Sprong, Sullivan would rather play Derek Grant than Danny Sprong even though Grant is practically useless.

    • it’s because Ho Sang has a bad attitude. He sulked when he didn’t make the team in training camp, and has played poorly enough to get demoted to the AHL team’s 3rd line