NHL Morning Coffee Headlines – December 8, 2018

by | Dec 8, 2018 | News, NHL | 4 comments

Game recaps, Mark Giordano suspended, William Nylander and Kasperi Kapanen involved in a car accident. Details and more in your NHL morning coffee headlines.

NHL.COM: Connor McDavid scored a goal and added three assists and Leon Draisaitl scored twice as the Edmonton Oilers crushed the Minnesota Wild 7-2. Wild goaltender Devan Dubnyk was pulled in the first period after giving up three goals on six shots.

Edmonton Oilers captain Connor McDavid had a four-point performance in a 7-2 win over the Minnesota Wild (Photo via NHL Images)

Jake Allen had a 26-save shutout and Colton Parayko scored the game’s only goal to give the St. Louis Blues a 1-0 victory over the Winnipeg Jets, snapping the latter’s five-game winning streak.

The Dallas Stars picked up their fourth straight win by edging the San Jose Sharks 3-2. Stars goaltender Ben Bishop kicked out 41 shots.

Carolina Hurricanes rookie Clark Bishop scored his first NHL goal and collected his first NHL assist in a 4-1 win over the Anaheim Ducks.

CALGARY SUN: The NHL department of player safety suspended Flames captain Mark Giordano two games for kneeing Wild forward Mikko Koivu and Flames forward Ryan Lomberg was assessed an extra game on top of his one-game suspension for initiating a fight with Wild defenseman Matt Dumba. 

TORONTO STAR: Maple Leafs forwards William Nylander and Kasperi Kapanen are unhurt after being involved in a minor car accident on Friday near the club’s practice facility. 

ARIZONA SPORTS: Coyotes goaltender Antti Raanta (lower body) was place on injured reserve and is listed as week-to-week. 

WGR 550: Buffalo Sabres goaltender Carter Hutton (upper body) is listed as day-to-day. Also, Jake McCabe and Casey Nelson out on a week-to-week basis with upper-body injuries, while Marco Scandella and Matt Hunwick are both day-to-day with upper-body injuries.

TSN: “Photos signed by Vegas Golden Knights forward Ryan Reaves as he looked down at Washington Capitals winger Tom Wilson who remained on the ice after a blindside hit delivered by Reaves on Tuesday night have been “destroyed,” according to the team and Reaves.”

SPORTSNET: The Montreal Canadiens placed defenseman Xavier Ouellet on waivers. 



  1. Re StL: Good to see any team snap a 5 game losing streak …. but hoping to make the playoffs Via many more shut-out victories scoring only 1 or 2 goals a game isn’t the right route

    Good on ya McD for a 4 point night … has Edm turned the corner ?

    Glad to see there was no apparent injuries from the car crash … obviously didn’t see the crash happen; but the visible damage would tend to indicate substantial impact … and subsequent jostling of the two…. hope there is no day after whiplash symptoms!

  2. Sorry, Vegas, that picture is all over the internet. I have it on my Facebook page.

  3. Oilers are 6-2-1 under Hitchcock! They are playing with a greater work ethic in both ends of the ice. For a large part their goal scoring ability is snake bitten. But for now the players appear to be listening to Hitch and the fan base is jumping on board also. Eastern media hasn’t noticed the record and that’s ok!😊

  4. Jake played a great game, kept waiting for the Jets to break through but never happened.