NHL Morning Coffee Headlines – February 14, 2019
Game recaps plus updates on Erik Karlsson, Nikolaj Ehlers, and more in today’s NHL morning coffee headlines.
NHL.COM: Unanswered goals by Bryan Rust, Teddy Blueger, and Jared McCann gave the Pittsburgh Penguins a 3-1 victory over the Edmonton Oilers. Leon Draisaitl tallied the lone goal for the Oilers (53 points), who dropped six points out of a wild-card spot in the Western Conference. The Penguins (67 points) opened a three-point lead over the Carolina Hurricanes for the final wild-card berth in the Eastern Conference.
Rookie goaltender Kevin Boyle made 35 saves to pick up both his first NHL shutout and victory as the Anaheim Ducks blanked the Vancouver Canucks 1-0. Jakob Silfverberg scored the lone goal as the Ducks snapped a seven-game losing skid. It was also the first coaching win for Ducks general manager Bob Murray, who’s filling the role of bench boss on an interim basis for the remainder of the season. Boyle was pressed into service with Ducks regulars John Gibson and Chad Johnson on injured reserve.
NBC SPORTS: San Jose Sharks defenseman Erik Karlsson has finally returned to practice after being sidelined for over two weeks with an unspecified ailment unrelated to anything he’s had to deal with in the past. There’s still no timetable for his return to action.
WINNIPEG SUN: Jets winger Nikolaj Ehlers return from an unspecified upper-body injury (likely a wrist or shoulder injury) has been delayed by another one-to-three weeks.
MLIVE.COM: The Detroit Red Wings have placed Martin Frk on waivers. He was their top selection (49th overall) in the 2012 NHL Draft.
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