NHL Morning Coffee Headlines – October 14, 2019

by | Oct 14, 2019 | News, NHL | 17 comments

The Penguins crush the Jets, Sharks fans welcome back Patrick Marleau, the Golden Knights down the Kings, and more in today’s NHL morning coffee headlines.


NHL.COM: The Pittsburgh Penguins extended their winning streak to three games by crushing the Winnipeg Jets 7-2. Jake Guentzel, Zach Aston-Reese, and Sam Lafferty each scored twice, Sidney Crosby collected two assists, and Kris Letang picked up his 500th career point. Penguins defenseman Jack Johnson was a healthy scratch as Erik Gudbranson (himself a recent scratch) returned to the lineup.

SPECTOR’S NOTE: The Penguins were supposed to struggle with centers Evgeni Malkin and Nick Bjugstad on the sidelines. This contest, however, was their third seven-goal game and the second in a row, coming off a 7-4 victory over the Minnesota Wild the night before.

Paul Stastny’s four-point performance powered the Vegas Golden Knights to a 5-2 win over the LA Kings (Photo via NHL Images).

Paul Stastny scored twice and set up two others to lead the Vegas Golden Knights to a 5-2 win over the Los Angeles Kings. Max Pacioretty also had a three-point performance for the Golden Knights, who went three-for-three with the man advantage.

The San Jose Sharks defeated the Calgary Flames 3-1 on a goal and an assist by Tomas Hertl. Patrick Marleau received a standing ovation by Sharks fans in his first home game since rejoining the club last week. He also picked up an assist. The Sharks revealed defenseman Jacob Middleton will be sidelined four-to-six weeks with an undisclosed injury.


NEW YORK POST: Rangers winger Chris Kreider is listed as day-to-day with a left injury suffered during Saturday’s 4-1 loss to the Edmonton Oilers. He’ll be re-evaluated today.



TWINCITIES.COM: The Minnesota Wild have called up forward Gerry Mayhew from their Iowa AHL affiliate. 

SPORTSNET: The Ottawa Senators postponed their search for a new president of hockey operations until the end of the season. 


  1. “The Ottawa Senators postponed their search for a new president of hockey operations until the end of the season.”

    One more little hint that something is brewing along the ownership line – i.e., a new owner will want to have a say in who fills that role (file this under “Wishful-Thinking” on my part) 🙂 as I look for that elusive silver lining.

    • Might be wishful thinking George, but that is allowed! I tried to think of another possible reason for delaying, and perhaps they have their guy and he has prior commitments. But that makes no more sense than your wishful thinking.
      Or maybe he is just trying to save some $$ this year.
      Dare to dream!

  2. Hey George, I see Vinnie hasn’t chimed in yet…are you two broken up?

  3. LOL. I think I might be emotionally constipated because I haven’t given a crap in months.

  4. Yes you do George. Deep down you adore me.

  5. I still can’t get over Cassidy sitting out David Backes in the 7th game of the Stanley Cup finals against St. Louis . He was the captain for St. Louis for years. He probably would have been the difference and Boston would have won. He would really have wanted to beat his former team.
    Why would Cassidy want to embarrass him, so disrespectful.
    Karma I guess.

    • Vinnie, not everyone is a dick. Not sure why you seem to think that is the case.
      Perhaps Cassidy thought what Backes realized, that he needed to play better if he wanted a meaningful role on the team. Which is what Backes said, and did, this off season.
      He spent it working on his skating and training, which he admitted he took for granted for years.
      You know, what an intelligent thoughtful professional would do. Perhaps even what a leader would do.
      Cassidy did what he thought was best for the team. Nothing more, nothing less, than what his job requires.

      • I actually agree with Vinnie, no way I would sit Backes in game 7. Kulman should’ve been in the press box.

  6. @George.
    Do you feel ashamed about living in Vinnie’s head, rent free?
    Such an large empty space at such an affordable price.

    Kudos to you, sir. Well played.

  7. George sure has alot of aliases. How embarrassing sitting out Backes.
    Not the same , probably not it’s worse.

  8. Obviously, I am in everyone’s thoughts. I am in everyone’s minds you all respond to me .
    What I am saying must be right, but not on the right topics for you to agree.
    If I were to trash the Leafs I would fit right in.

    • I believe I defended Babcock Vinnie. Same reasoning.

      • He’s blinded by his infatuation with George.

        There’s no use in shaming him.

        The real shame is, he actually knows a bit about hockey.

  9. Shoreorrpark, that’s the nicest thing anyone has ever said to me.

    • Please, be better than you’ve shown thus far.

      This is a great site.

      Don’t wreck stuff by being an arsehole to others.

      It’s fine to disagree, but for the love of Lyle, be civil, man.

      • Funny how not agreeing with George on Ottawa’s direction gets me called an arsehole.
        I live in the area and know what’s happening and yet if I call George on it I’m an arsehole.
        Well I guess I’m an arsehole.
        Like I said previous I guess if I was willing to trash Toronto I would fit in.
        Anyhow if you don’t like don’t read it.
        Geez , its awful Babcock sent Sandin down, he doesn’t think he’s ready.
        He must think he’s the coach.

      • Never said you were an arsehole.

        I insinuated that being an arsehole would make for poor reading for others.

        I agree with a lot of your points, as it’s pretty clear you have a strong understanding of the game, and the Ontario teams in particular.

        The constant digs and barbs at George is where I see the issue.

        Makes you look soft and weak.

        It might even deter others from commenting on here, in fear of being harassed.

        You just never know anymore.