NHL Morning Coffee Headlines – November 8, 2018

by | Nov 8, 2018 | News, NHL

Game recaps, Milan Lucic fined, and some injury updates in your NHL morning coffee headlines.

NHL.COM: T.J. Oshie’s goal late in the third period lifted the Washington Capitals to a 2-1 victory over the Pittsburgh Penguins, handing the latter their fifth straight loss. Penguins center Evgeni Malkin was ejected early in the third period for an illegal hit to Oshie’s head.

Washington Capitals winger T.J. Oshie tallied the winner in a 2-1 victory over the Pittsburgh Penguins (Photo via NHL Images)

SPECTOR’S NOTE: Penguins general manager Jim Rutherford isn’t pleased with his club’s performance of late, giving rise to some trade chatter. I’ll have more about this later this morning in the Rumors section.

Colton Sissons hat trick powered the Nashville Predators to a 4-1 win over the Colorado Avalanche, who saw two goals overturned on video review.

SPECTOR’S NOTE: After a hot start to the season the Avalanche have cooled of late, dropping four straight games. 

Ryan Getzlaf’s third-period goal snapped a 2-2 tie as the Anaheim Ducks edged the Calgary Flames 3-2, snapping the Flames’ four-game win streak.

Edmonton Oilers winger Milan Lucic was fined $10,000.00 by the NHL department of player discipline for roughing Tampa Bay Lightning forward Mathieu Joseph during Tuesday’s game. 

TAMPA BAY TIMES: Lightning defenseman Victor Hedman could be returning to action soon from an upper-body injury. Winger Ondrej Palat (lower-body) is expected to be sidelined for several weeks but no surgery is required.

ARIZONA SPORTS: Coyotes goaltender Antti Raanta (lower body, day-to-day) was placed on injured reserve yesterday. 

LAS VEGAS REVIEW-JOURNAL: Vegas Golden Knights forward Erik Haula (lower-body, suspected knee injury) is ruled out for the remainder of their road trip. He’ll continue to travel with the team and be re-evaluated upon their return to Las Vegas.