NHL Morning Coffee Headlines – October 24, 2019
The Lightning edged the Penguins, the Senators clip the Red Wings, an update on Mikko Rantanen, and more in today’s NHL morning coffee headlines.
NHL.COM: Third-period goals by Cedric Paquette and Victor Hedman lifted the Tampa Bay Lightning to a 3-2 win over the Pittsburgh Penguins. Hedman’s winning goal came with 57 seconds remaining in the game. Goaltender Andrei Vasilevskiy made a goal-line glove save in the dying seconds to preserve the victory.
Anthony Duclair scored twice and Anders Nilsson made 34 saves to give the Ottawa Senators a 5-2 victory over the Detroit Red Wings, handing the latter their sixth straight defeat. Thomas Chabot and Chris Tierney each had two points for the Senators, who were playing without sidelined forwards Colin White and Artem Anisimov. White will be out three-to-five weeks with a hip flexor injury.
THE DENVER POST: Colorado Avalanche winger Mikko Rantanen is listed as week-to-week after suffering a lower-body (leg) injury on Monday against the St. Louis Blues.
SPECTOR’S NOTE: It’s the first test of adversity for the high-flying Avalanche this season. Rantanen, their top-line right wing, had 12 points in nine games before his injury. They could promote Andre Burakovsky or J.T. Compher.
TSN: Montreal Canadiens winger Tomas Tatar suffered a lower-body injury in practice. His status for tonight’s game against the San Jose Sharks is unknown.
WINNIPEG SUN: The Jets claimed defenseman Luca Sbisa off waivers yesterday from the Anaheim Ducks.
CHICAGO TRIBUNE: The Blackhawks placed defenseman Connor Murphy (groin injury) on long-term injury reserve.