NHL Morning Coffee Headlines – October 7, 2019
Anthony Mantha has a memorable game for the Detroit Red Wings, the Capitals prepare for Evgeny Kuznetsov’s return, and more in today’s NHL morning coffee headlines.
NHL.COM: Anthony Mantha scored every goal for the Detroit Red Wings in a 4-3 win over the Dallas Stars. Roope Hintz scored twice for the Stars, who dropped their third consecutive game. The Wings, meanwhile, were coming off a 5-3 season-opening upset of the Nashville Predators.
SPECTOR’S NOTE: The Wings are off to a good start in their first season under general manager Steve Yzerman. They’ve been led offensively by Mantha, Dylan Larkin and Tyler Bertuzzi. All were drafted and developed by Yzerman’s predecessor, Ken Holland.
The Carolina Hurricanes rallied from a deficit for the third straight game, this time topping the Tampa Bay Lightning 4-3 on an overtime goal by Jaccob Slavin. The Lightning held a 3-1 after the first period but goals by Erik Haula and Dougie Hamilton set the stage for Slavin’s winner. The Hurricanes are off to a 3-0-0 start for the first time in franchise history.
Second-period goals by Josh Bailey, Brock Nelson, and Anders Lee carried the New York Islanders to a 4-1 victory over the Winnipeg Jets. Isles goaltender Thomas Greiss made 35 saves for the win. Jets defenseman Josh Morrissey was sidelined with an upper-body injury following a collision with a teammate during the pre-game warmup. He’s listed as day-to-day.
IN OTHER NEWS…
NBC SPORTS WASHINGTON: With center Evgeny Kuznetsov returning from a three-game suspension, the Washington Capitals made a series of roster moves. Martin Fehervary and Jonas Siegenthaler were re-assigned to the Capitals AHL affiliate in Hershey while veteran forward Travis Boyd was placed on waivers. The Siegenthaler move is expected to be a paper move to bank cap space.
VANCOUVER SUN: The Canucks traded defenseman Alex Biega to the Detroit Red Wings in exchange for minor-league winger David Pope.
TSN: The New Jersey Devils signed free-agent defenseman Joe Morrow to a one-year, two-way contract and placed him on waivers to send him to their AHL affiliate