NHL Morning Coffee Headlines – October 10, 2019

by | Oct 10, 2019 | News, NHL

Game recaps, Canucks introduce their new captain, and more in today’s NHL morning coffee headlines. 

NHL.COM: The Vancouver Canucks celebrated their 50th anniversary with an 8-2 drubbing of the Los Angeles Kings. J.T. Miller had a goal and three assists, Brandon Sutter scored twice, and rookie defenseman Quinn Hughes tallied his first NHL goal. In a pre-game ceremony featuring former Canucks captains Orland Kurtenbach and Henrik Sedin, the club announced Bo Horvat as their new captain. 

Bo Horvat is the new captain of the Vancouver Canucks (Photo via NHL Images).

SPECTOR’S NOTE: A well-deserved honor for Horvat. Often overshadowed by young guns Elias Pettersson and Brock Boeser, the 24-year-old Horvat emerged over the past three seasons as the Canucks’ best two-way forward as well a team leader. 

Jack Eichel scored twice and assisted on two other goals as the Buffalo Sabres edged the Montreal Canadiens 5-4 on an overtime goal by Marcus Johansson. Joel Armia scored twice for the Canadiens, who overcame a 4-2 third-period deficit to force the extra frame. 

Goaltender Carter Hart made 25 saves for his first NHL shutout as the Philadelphia Flyers blanked the New Jersey Devils 4-0. Travis Konecny and Ivan Provorov each had a goal and an assist. The Devils are winless in their first three games of this season. 

NBC SPORTS BAY AREA: Patrick Marleau is extremely emotional about rejoining the San Jose Sharks. He spent 19 of his 21 NHL seasons with the Sharks, who signed him on Tuesday to a one-year, $700K contract. Marleau spent the last two seasons with the Toronto Maple Leafs, who traded him in June to the Carolina Hurricanes, who subsequently bought out the final year of his contract, 

TAMPA BAY TIMES: Lightning center Brayden Point could make his 2019-20 debut tonight against the Toronto Maple Leafs. Point has been recovering from off-season hip surgery. 

TRIBLIVE.COM: The injury-ravaged Pittsburgh Penguins placed winger Alex Galchenyuk on injured reserve. He joins Nick Bjugstad, Evgeni Malkin and Bryan Rust on IR.