NHL Morning Coffee Headlines – February 4, 2019
Game recaps, Tuukka Rask sets a Bruins record, injury updates, and more in today’s NHL morning coffee headlines
NHL.COM: Boston Bruins goaltender Tuukka Rask collected his franchise-record 253rd career victory in a 1-0 shutout of the Washington Capitals, snapping the Bruins’ 14-game losing skid to the Capitals. David Krejci tallied the only goal.
Jonathan Drouin’s overtime goal gave the Montreal Canadiens a 4-3 win over the Edmonton Oilers. whose losing streak has reached five games. Leon Draisaitl scored twice for the Oilers. Canadiens forward Paul Byron left the game after suffering an apparent left shoulder injury.
Three former Carolina Hurricanes – Elias Lindholm, Derek Ryan, and Noah Hanifin – all scored against their former club as the Calgary Flames picked up a 4-3 win. Following the game, Lindholm mocked the Hurricanes’ post-game victory celebration ritual with a Viking clap.
SPECTOR’S NOTE: It was only a matter of time until someone ridiculed the Hurricanes’ post-game victory ritual. For those grumps who don’t like the Canes’ high-jinks, maybe it’ll come to an end if opposing players start emulating Lindholm’s antics whenever they pick up a win in Carolina.
NJ.COM: The New Jersey Devils have recalled goaltender Cory Schneider from his two-week AHL conditioning stint and sent Mackenzie Blackwood to Binghamton.
TSN: The Minnesota Wild placed J.T Brown and Nate Prosser on waivers.