NHL Morning Coffee Headlines – April 30, 2019
Blues take 2-1 series lead over the Stars, injury updates, and more in today’s NHL morning coffee headlines.
NHL.COM: Patrick Maroon’s tie-breaker late in the third period gave the St. Louis Blues a 4-3 victory over the Dallas Stars in Game 3 of their opening-round series. The Blues lead the series two games to one. The Stars rallied three times to tie the game before Maroon’s game-winner, which had a bit of controversy as Stars goalie Ben Bishop was bumped seconds before the Blues winger scored. Jaden Schwartz and Tyler Bozak each had a goal and an assist for St. Louis.
SPECTOR’S NOTE: Things got a bit wild offensively in the third period, with four goals (two by each team) being scored in just over five minutes in the latter half of the third period.
NEWSOBSERVER.COM: Carolina Hurricanes goaltender Petr Mrazek is listed as day-to-day with a lower-body injury suffered in Game 2 of their series against the New York Islanders. The Hurricanes have recalled goalie Alex Nedeljkovic from their AHL affiliate in Charlotte.
Defenseman Trevor van Riemsdyk (shoulder injury) is sidelined indefinitely while right winger Saku Maenalanen (hand injury) is out for the remainder of this series. They join forwards Jordan Martinook, Micheal Ferland and rookie Andrei Svechnikov (all listed as day-to-day) on the sidelines.
SPECTOR’S NOTE: The Hurricanes hold a 2-0 series lead over the Islanders but their depleted depth will take its toll unless some of those injured players return soon.
NEW YORK POST: Speaking of the Islanders, they could turn to Michael Dal Colle if Cal Clutterbuck (lower-body injury) is unable to play Game 3 against the Hurricanes tomorrow night.
THE MERCURY NEWS: Sidelined San Jose Sharks captain Joe Pavelski has been helped coach Pete DeBoer “by giving a player’s perspective on games and also with line combinations for their series against the Colorado Avalanche.” Pavelski (head injury) has been out since Game 7 of their first-round series with the Vegas Golden Knights and there’s no timetable for his return.
NBC SPORTS: Boston Bruins winger David Pastrnak was skating with Charlie Coyle and Marcus Johansson at practice yesterday.
VANCOUVER SUN: Player agent Sergey Isakov denied reports out of Russia claiming client Nikolay Goldobin has signed with a KHL team. Isakov claims Goldobin, a restricted free agent, intends to re-sign with the Vancouver Canucks.