NHL Morning Coffee Headlines – November 19, 2018
Game recaps, injury updates, and more in your NHL morning coffee headlines.
NHL.COM: The Dallas Stars top line of Jamie Benn, Tyler Seguin, and Alexander Radulov powered their club to a 6-2 win over the New York Islanders. The trio combined for three goals and nine points, with Radulov scoring twice.
Mikko Rantanen scored with two seconds remaining in overtime as the Colorado Avalanche edged the Anaheim Ducks 4-3. The Avs rallied from a 3-1 deficit to force the extra frame. Rantanen and linemate Nathan MacKinnon each had a goal and two assists. The Ducks were playing without defenseman Hampus Lindholm, who was placed on injured reserve earlier in the day.
Two goals in the opening 30 seconds of the first period by Justin Williams and Micheal Ferland gave the Carolina Hurricanes a 2-1 victory over the New Jersey Devils.
Corey Crawford made 39 saves and Jonathan Toews had a goal and an assist as the Chicago Blackhawks tamed the Minnesota Wild 3-1. The Blackhawks have points (2-0-2) in their last four contests.
Jonathan Marchessault scored twice to lead the Vegas Golden Knights to a 6-3 victory over the slumping Edmonton Oilers, who’ve dropped six of their last seven games. Golden Knights defenseman Nathan Schmidt made his season debut after serving a 20-game suspension for violating the NHL’s performance-enhancing drugs policy.
SPECTOR’S NOTE: The Oilers’ current funk is fueling speculation Todd McLellan could become the next NHL coach to lose his job.
TSN: Some promising news for the Toronto Maple Leafs, as sidelined center Auston Matthews (shoulder injury) practiced with his teammates for the first time since suffering the injury on Oct. 27. Matthews is uncertain when he’ll return to action. The original timeline suggests he could be back by Nov. 26.
THE PROVINCE: The Vancouver Canucks have recalled forward Sam Gagner from the Toronto Marlies. Gagner was loaned to the Marlies, the AHL affiliate of the Toronto Maple Leafs, at the start of the season.
SPORTSNET: An Uber driver who posted a video of several Ottawa Senators players disparaging one of their coaches and the club’s overall performance has destroyed a second, unpublished clip. He regrets his actions, which cost him his job. “I never made a single penny off this video. Not one cent,” he said. “I lost a lot — my income, driving Uber, my reputation. It has brought great shame to my family.”
SPECTOR’S NOTE: Actions have consequences.