NHL Morning Coffee Headlines – November 13, 2019

by | Nov 13, 2019 | News, NHL | 5 comments

Rangers rookie Kaapo Kakko enjoys his first two-goal NHL game, Sidney Crosby considers sports-hernia surgery, and more in today’s NHL morning coffee headlines.

NHL.COM: New York Rangers rookie Kaapo Kakko enjoyed his first multi-goal game in a 3-2 victory over the Pittsburgh Penguins. Kakko scored twice, including the winner in overtime. The Penguins were without Sidney Crosby, who is considering surgery for a sports hernia and could miss four-to-six weeks.

New York Rangers rookie Kaapo Kakko enjoyed his first multi-goal game in a 3-2 win over the Pittsburgh Penguins (Photo via NHL Images)

The Florida Panthers overcame a 4-0 deficit to upset the Boston Bruins 5-4 on shootout goals by Vincent Trocheck and Mike Hoffman. Jonathan Huberdeau and Keith Yandle each collected three points. Panthers goaltender Sergei Bobrovsky was pulled after giving up four goals on 23 shots.

SPECTOR’S NOTE: The Panthers have put their slow start behind them and are rising in the Eastern Conference standings. Bobrovsky’s shaky performance, however, remains a nagging issue. The two-time Vezina Trophy winner has a 6-3-4 record with a bloated 3.52 goals-against average and a woeful .881 save percentage.

Colorado Avalanche rookie goaltender Adam Werner had a 40-save shutout in his NHL debut to blank the Winnipeg Jets 4-0. Werner replaced Pavel Francouz 41 seconds into the game following a collision with Winnipeg’s Mark Scheifele. The extent of Francouz’s injury remains unknown. Teammate Ryan Graves said he saw the goalie walking around later and he seemed ok.

SPECTOR’S NOTE: With starter Philipp Grubauer still sidelined and his return to action still uncertain, it’ll be interesting to see what happens with Francouz.

Jonathan Drouin’s shootout goal gave the Montreal Canadiens a 3-2 win over the Columbus Blue Jackets. Carey Price made 33 saves for the Habs, who’ve won six of their last eight games to sit fourth in the Eastern Conference. Blue Jackets defenseman Ryan Murray returned to action following a quicker-than-expected recovery from a broken thumb.

The Arizona Coyotes got shootout goals from Nick Schmaltz and Conor Garland to edge the St. Louis Blues 3-2, snapping the latter’s seven-game winning streak. Darcy Kuemper made 33 stops and Clayton Keller had a goal and an assist for the Coyotes, who sit fourth overall in the Western Conference.

Elias Pettersson and Tanner Pearson each scored twice as the Vancouver Canucks downed the Nashville Predators 5-3. Canucks goalie Thatcher Demko kicked out 34 shots. The Canucks are fifth in the Western Conference.

The San Jose Sharks picked up their fourth straight win by thumping the Edmonton Oilers 6-3. Erik Karlsson picked up three assists for the Sharks. Leon Draisaitl had a goal and an assist for the Oilers.

The Detroit Red Wings picked up their season-hight third straight win by nipping the Anaheim Ducks 4-3 on an overtime goal by Dennis Cholowski. Wings center Dylan Larkin scored late in the game to force the extra frame. After a strong start to this season, the Ducks have slid out of a wild-card position in the West.

Jonathan Quick turned aside 27 shots as the Los Angeles Kings ended a three-game winless skid by dropping the Minnesota Wild 3-1. Anze Kopitar and Sean Walker each had a goal and an assist.


  1. Larkin is not the wings captain

    • Fixed, meant to say “center”. Cheers!

  2. Getting tired of the Penguins not showing up until they are down multiple goals. Malkin was brutal in OT last night. When you turn the puck over you need to hustle back on D. Losing Crosby for 6 weeks really puts the 14 consecutive years in the playoffs streak in real jeopardy. JMac has been phenomenal but he’s not a first line centre. Galchenyuk has been a bust so far. Anyone who thought Shultz was expendable after this season hasn’t been paying attention to how good he has gotten. The Penguins have 4 really good right shot dmen. That’s one of the hardest positions to fill. Here’s a trade that works, trade Jackhole and a 2021 third for Jaime Oleksiak.

    • Hi Deee

      Very worried about the 6 weeks w/o Sid…. but let’s not delay if it has to be done

      Agree with your take on Malkin last night; on GChuck ; McC and Shultz

      I’d add that Bjug has been a bust as well

      I’ll take that trade ….. EVERY day…. however it will cost us more for sure

      Re “ The Penguins have 4 really good right shot dmen.”…. you mean 3 correct…. Tanger , Shultz , Marino

      Dumo and Pettersson are very good LDs and Riikola has been very very good …. has now bailed out JJ at least 10 times in just the last two games

      Trottman is the only other NHL caliber RHD they have (Addison is no ready) but I would call him OK more than “good”

      When Tanger is back

      Tanger Dumo

      Shultz Pettersson

      Marino Riikola

      Trottman (waive the horrific Ruhweedel and bring up Trottman —— same cap…. Trottman waaaaaaaaay better than CR)

      Waive JJ (it will be extremely tough to trade him)… frees up extra $1.08 M in Cap

      If by a miracle your trade works (which I would be over the moon for)

      Tanger Dumo

      Shultz Pettersson

      Marino Big Rig


      Of course immediately waive CR….. total extra Cap freed up $1.82 M

      Before Crosby situation was announced I had thrown out

      Bjug & JJ

      for Fiala and Soucy

      McC would have been 3C under that scenario

      Waiving CR



      Marino/Soucy or Riikola

      7th Soucy or Riikola

      That would free up an extra 4.3 M


      Go Pens Go

      • I mean 4, add Riikola he’s playing right D and he’s playing very well. We got Oleksiak for a 6th the first time and got a 6th for him. It would be nice to have at least one guy who is a little bit tough that can actually play. I don’t mind Bugsy as much as everyone else. I think when healthy he should play on Malkins wing with Rust and JMac should always be centre.