NHL Morning Coffee Headlines – October 20, 2019

by | Oct 20, 2019 | News, NHL | 8 comments

Brothers Jack and Quinn Hughes face off for the first time, Tyson Jost tallies his first career hat trick, Jason Zucker apologizes to Bruce Boudreau, and more in today’s NHL morning coffee headlines.

NHL.COM: Jack Hughes emerged the victor in the first meeting against his brother Quinn, scoring the only goal as his New Jersey Devils blanked the Vancouver Canucks 1-0. Devils goaltender MacKenzie Blackwood made 25 saves for the shutout.

Vancouver Canucks defenseman Quinn Hughes (left) and New Jersey Devils center Jack Hughes (Photo via NHL.com).

Three unanswered second-period goals carried the Montreal Canadiens to a 5-2 win over the St. Louis Blues, handing the latter their fourth straight loss. Carey Price made 32 saves while Canadiens captain Shea Weber had a goal and an assist. Habs defenseman Cale Fleury missed the game with an undisclosed injury.

The Arizona Coyotes extended their points streak to five games by defeating the Ottawa Senators 5-2. Conor Garland and Alex Goligoski had two points each for the Coyotes. In a pre-game ceremony, the Coyotes honored winger Phil Kessel recently playing in his 1,000th career NHL game with a silver stick.

Morgan Rielly scored twice, including the winner in overtime, as the Toronto Maple Leafs edged the Boston Bruins 4-3. The Leafs 2-0 and 3-2 leads before Rielly’s OT heroics. David Pastrnak netted a goal and an assist for the Bruins.

Tyson Jost tallied his first NHL hat trick while Pavel Francouz kicked out 44 shots as the Colorado Avalanche downed the Tampa Bay Lightning 6-2. Colin Wilson collected three assists for the Avs, extending their points streak to eight games.

The Dallas Stars snapped a five-game losing skid by beating the Philadelphia Flyers 4-1. Corey Perry had a goal and two assists while Ben Bishop made 38 stops.

Marc-Andre Fleury made 29 saves as the Vegas Golden Knights blanked the Pittsburgh Penguins 3-0, snapping the latter’s five-game win streak. Paul Stastny, William Karlsson, and Mark Stone were the goal scorers. The Penguins skated without defenseman Brian Dumoulin and center Jared McCann.

The New York Islanders picked up their fourth straight win as they nipped the Columbus Blue Jackets 3-2 on an overtime goal by Brock Nelson. Teammate Anthony Beauvillier collected two assists. Earlier in the day, the Isles placed winger Jordan Eberle (lower body) on injured reserve.

After blowing a 2-0 lead, the Florida Panthers downed the Nashville Predators 3-2 on a shootout goal by Vincent Trocheck. It was a costly win for the Panthers as center Aleksander Barkov left the game in the first period with an undisclosed injury. Predators defenseman Ryan Ellis collected two assists.

Jonathan Quick made 23 saves and Jeff Carter had a goal and an assist to lead the Los Angeles Kings to a 4-1 victory over the Calgary Flames. It was Quick’s first win of the season and snapped the Kings’ three-game losing streak. Flames winger Andrew Mangiapane missed the game and is listed as day-to-day with an undisclosed injury.

Zemgus Girgensons’ third-period goal lifted the Buffalo Sabres to a 4-3 victory over the San Jose Sharks to end the latter’s three-game win streak. Sabres center Marcus Johansson had a goal and an assist while Sharks defenseman Erik Karlsson had two assists.

THE SCORE: Minnesota Wild winger Jason Zucker apologized for publicly calling out head coach Bruce Boudreau earlier in the week. “There was no reason for me to use his name in that quote in any way,” Zucker said. He explained that the players were mostly responsible for the club’s poor start to the season.

CBS SPORTS: Speaking of the Wild, Joel Eriksson Ek will be sidelined one-two weeks with a lower-body injury.

Winnipeg Jets forward Mark Letestu (undisclosed) will be sidelined for the remainder of the month.


  1. The Penguins just can’t overcome these injuries anymore. 5 top 9 forwards and their best defensive dman, most teams couldn’t win any games with that much loss. The WBS kids have played great but it’s not sustainable.

    • Hi Deee


      This is unsustainable.

      Pens have played great in this stretch but it’s now a tipping point of huge proportions.

      I hope Dumo not out long at all

      I didn’t expect, but was hoping for a victory last night…. it wasn’t to be had. Close but no cigar.

      I should have guessed the true headlines of the game beforehand (after they announced Dumo out JJ in): The headlines should be:

      “Pens lose, MAF shines, Johnson costly mistake”

      The Flower stood on his head with several 10 bell saves… you could have seen that one coming a mile away

      That said ….

      JJ has to go…. IT IS IMPERATIVE…there can be absolutely no question now

      Pens probably wouldn’t have won the game anyway even if they got past 60 just due to the shear play of The Flower (he did have some luck but he was great)….

      Two EN goals are what they are….

      Only goal on Jarry…. guess who was 100 % to blame ….. who in their right mind leaves the front of the net on a PK; circles wide around and behind the net ; coming out on his wrong side; all while leaving a forward completely open…. bing bang boom …. goal. “Anticipating that the puck was going to come there”… load of crap….. complete bonehead move…. dumb dumb da dumb dumb

      This was not his only guffaw …, mistake after mistake after mistake…. he followed Gud B into GudB’s own corner 2 more times and did it once more with Tanger… leaving Knights forwards in front of the net without D coverage ; thankfully his own forwards saved him as well as a few Jarry key stops

      Several times he panicked when pressed and didn’t get the puck out effectively …..He is just absolutely horrific

      From the point at which he cost the only goal on Jarry ; Sully should have sat him for the rest of the game; put Riikola back on D and gone with 11 fwds ….. yet Sully didn’t do that and JJ almost cost 2 more goals after that …. a complete muck up

      It is completely heartbreaking to watch him play

      The look on Jarry’s and other teammates faces after that JJ behind the net loop that caused the goal; was absolutely priceless

      If that goal doesn’t happen …, no reason to pull Jarry for an extra attacker ; no EN goals…, game goes to OT… so Pens at least would have gotten a game point

      Thankfully my night wasn’t ruined as I was watching period by period (taped) back and forth between Leafs’ game and Pens’ game ; and Reilly’s OT goal brought me out of the JJ funk

      Jimbo …. waive and bury him or trade him …. you just can’t play him

      This is even more so that Dumo is out

      • Hey Pengy,

        Why won’t you tell us how you really feel about JJ?

      • Hi Itsnotmeinlv

        BTW …. love the moniker

        If I was at the computer typing with all fingers…, I just might try to convey all my JJ angst

        …. but I’m single finger typing on my iPhone ; weak eyes; fat finger…. so my “limited” diatribe vent above will have to suffice



      • Some yahoo said Dumo’s wife went in to labor that’s why he missed last night?????

  2. After watching the Leafs beat Boston last night. The only thing I was left asking was; where is the passion? I think I counted 3 legit bodychecks, and Toronto got 0 power plays, that’s good old time hockey rivalry at its best.

    • Would have to agree, there’s more hate and intensity on this site than there was in that hockey game.
      It’s like were watching 82 exhibition games till we see real hockey.

  3. who’s calling patient joe s dumb now?