NHL Morning Coffee Headlines – November 22, 2018
Game recaps, Pekka Rinne reaches a notable milestone, an update on Vincent Trocheck, and more in your NHL morning coffee headlines.
NHL.COM: Nashville Predators goaltender Pekka Rinne became the winningest Finnish-born goaltender in league history in a 4-1 victory over the St. Louis Blues. With his 320th win, Rinne surpassed Miikka Kiprusoff.
Steven Stamkos scored a goal and set up three others and Louis Domingue turned aside 40 shots as the Tampa Bay Lightning downed the Florida Panthers 7-3. Earlier in the day, the Panthers revealed forward Vincent Trocheck will be sidelined indefinitely following ankle surgery.
Sidney Crosby returned to the Pittsburgh Penguins lineup following a three-game absence to lead his club to a 5-1 victory over the Dallas Stars. Crosby had a goal and two assists as the Penguins snapped a four-game losing streak.
The Carolina Hurricanes fired a franchise-record 29 shots in the first period of their 5-2 victory over the Toronto Maple Leafs. Former Leafs goalie Curtis McElhinney kicked out 30 shots. Hurricanes forward Victor Rask made his season debut after undergoing surgery two months ago to repair deep cuts to two fingers on his right hand following a kitchen mishap.
The red-hot Buffalo Sabres picked up their seventh straight victory by defeating the Philadelphia Flyers 5-2. The Sabres scored four unanswered first-period goals.
Andreas Athanasiou tallied the game-tying and game-winning goals in a 3-2 overtime win over the Boston Bruins. The Wings have overcome one of the worst starts in franchise history by winning nine of their last 11 contests.
The Calgary Flames became just the fourth team in NHL history to score five-or-more goals in the first period in consecutive games as they downed the Winnipeg Jets 6-3. Flames goalie David Rittich made 37 saves. Patrik Laine scored twice for the Jets.
Colorado Avalanche goalie Semyon Varlamov picked up his 200th career NHL win and Alex Kerfoot collected three assists in a 7-3 romp over the Los Angeles Kings. Earlier in the day, Avalanche winger Mikko Rantanen was fined $2,000.00 for diving.
Eric Staal and Matt Dumba each scored twice as the Minnesota Wild downed the Ottawa Senators 6-4.
Max Pacioretty scored twice, including the winner in overtime, as the Vegas Golden Knights edged the Arizona Coyotes 3-2.
The New Jersey Devils feasted on the Montreal Canadiens’ sloppy defensive play with three second-period goals on route to a 5-2 victory. Pavel Zacha scored twice for the Devils.
New York Rangers goaltender Alexandar Georgiev made 29 saves for his first NHL shutout in a 5-0 victory over the New York Islanders.
Braden Holtby’s 37-save performance carried the Washington Capitals to a 4-2 win over the Chicago Blackhawks.
The Anaheim Ducks snapped a four-game losing skid by beating the Vancouver Canucks 4-3, extending the latter’s losing streak to seven games. Ryan Getzlaf led the way for the Ducks with a goal and an assist.