NHL Morning Coffee Headlines – March 25, 2019
Check out last night’s game recaps in the NHL morning coffee headlines.
NHL.COM: Columbus Blue Jackets goaltender Sergei Bobrovsky picked up his seventh shutout of the season by blanking the Vancouver Canucks 5-0. Josh Anderson collected three points for the Jackets (86 points), who snapped a three-game losing skid to move within two points of the Montreal Canadiens (88 points) for the second Eastern Conference wild-card position.
An overtime goal by Andrei Svechnikov gave the Carolina Hurricanes a 2-1 victory over the Canadiens. With 91 points, the Hurricanes sit in the first wild-card spot in the Eastern Conference, two points ahead of Montreal.
The Washington Capitals (96 points) maintained their one-point lead over the New York Islanders for the top spot in the Metropolitan Division by downing the Philadelphia Flyers 3-1. Braden Holtby turned in a 35-save performance for the win. The loss leaves the Flyers (80 points) eight points out of a playoff spot in the Eastern Conference.
Speaking of the Islanders, Robin Lehner made 31 saves on route to a 2-0 shutout of the Arizona Coyotes. Jordan Eberle and Brock Nelson were the goal scorers. The Coyotes (79 points) sit two points behind the Colorado Avalanche for the final wild-card berth in the Western Conference.
The Chicago Blackhawks kept their playoff hopes alive by edging the Colorado Avalanche 2-1. Duncan Keith potted the winning goal in overtime for the Blackhawks (76 points), who sit five back of the Avalanche in the chase for the final Western Conference wild-card spot.