NHL Morning Coffee Headlines – November 17, 2019

by | Nov 17, 2019 | News, NHL | 8 comments

Jack Eichel enjoys a four-goal performance, Joel Quenneville, Jeff Carter, and Steven Stamkos reach notable milestones and more in today’s NHL morning coffee headlines.

NHL.COM: Buffalo Sabres captain Jack Eichel scored all of his team’s goals as they doubled up the Ottawa Senators 4-2. It was the first four-goal game of Eichel’s NHL career. The Sabres snapped a six-game winless skid.

Buffalo Sabres captain Jack Eichel scored four goals in a 4-2 win over the Ottawa Senators (Photo via NHL Images).

Joel Quenneville became just the second coach in NHL history to reach 900 career victories as his Florida Panthers nipped the New York Rangers 4-3. Panthers winger Evgenii Dadonov scored twice while teammates Jonathan Huberdeau and Keith Yandle each had three assists. Rangers winger Artemi Panarin extended his points streak to 11 games with a goal and an assist.

Los Angeles Kings winger Jeff Carter scored the winning goal in his 1,000th career game to give his club a 4-3 victory over the Vegas Golden Knights. Drew Doughty had a goal and an assist for the Kings. Golden Knights forwards Max Pacioretty and William Karlsson each had two points. Earlier in the day, the Golden Knights placed left wing Brandon Pirri on waivers.

Steven Stamkos tallied his 400th career goal but it wasn’t enough to prevent his Tampa Bay Lightning from dropping a 4-3 decision to the Winnipeg Jets. Blake Wheeler and Kyle Connor each had two points for the Jets, who’ve won six of their last eight games. The Lightning’s win streak was stopped at three games.

Jamie Benn scored in overtime as the Dallas Stars overcame a 4-2 deficit to edge the Edmonton Oilers 5-4. Tyler Seguin scored and collected two assists for the Stars. Edmonton’s Connor McDavid had three assists, linemate Leon Draisaitl extended his points streak to 12 games with a goal and an assist, and Jujhar Khaira tallied twice. Draisaitl (43 points) and McDavid (40 points) sit first and second respectively atop the NHL scoring leader board.

Jakub Vrana’s shootout goal gave the Washington Capitals a 3-2 win over the Boston Bruins. The Capitals have won 12 of their last fifteen games and sit atop the overall standings with 33 points. Bruins winger David Pastrnak sniped his league-leading 17th goal of the season. Earlier in the day, the Bruins placed defenseman Torey Krug (upper body) on injured reserve while Patrice Bergeron missed this contest as he rests a lower-body injury.

Nathan MacKinnon’s overtime goal lifted the Colorado Avalanche to a 5-4 victory over the Vancouver Canucks, who stormed back from a 4-2 deficit to force the extra frame. MacKinnon had three points on the night while Cale Makar had four assists. Adam Gaudette scored twice for the Canucks. The Avs weren’t happy over the officials’ failure to stop play when Matt Calvert was struck in the head by a shot from Elias Pettersson and lay bleeding on the ice. The Canucks scored their third goal soon afterward.

The New York Islanders extended their points streak to 14 games with a 4-3 win over the Philadelphia Flyers. The Islanders rallied back from a 3-0 deficit on third-period goals by Anthony Beauvillier (2) and Mathew Barzal, who also scored the winner in the shootout.

Derek Grant netted his first career NHL hat trick and John Gibson made 37 saves as the Anaheim Ducks snapped a five-game winless skid by dropping the St. Louis Blues 4-1. The Blues’ points streak ended at nine games.

Three-point performances by Dominik Kahun (two goals) and Bryan Rust carried the Pittsburgh Penguins to a 6-1 thumping of the Toronto Maple Leafs. It’s the Penguins first win without sidelined captain Sidney Crosby. The Leafs are winless in their last five games (0-4-1) and slipped out of a playoff spot in the Eastern Conference.

The New Jersey Devils rallied from a 3-1 deficit to defeat the Montreal Canadiens 4-3 on an overtime goal by Kyle Palmieri. Devils winger Taylor Hall collected two helpers. The Canadiens picked up a point to move into fourth place in the Eastern Conference. Earlier in the day, the Habs announced forward Jonathan Drouin was placed on injured reserve with an upper-body injury suffered during Friday’s victory over Washington.

Robin Lehner made 39 saves and Alexander Nylander potted two goals as the Chicago Blackhawks romped to a 7-2 win over the Nashville Predators. Jonathan Toews, Patrick Kane, and Brandon Saad each had two points for the Blackhawks. Predators’ goalie Pekka Rinne was yanked after giving up four goals on 14 shots.

Arizona Coyotes goaltender Darcy Kuemper turned in a 37-save shutout to blank the Calgary Flames 3-0. Kuemper also got involved in a fracas in front of his net, grabbing Flames winger Matthew Tkachuk in a headlock and flipping him to the ice. The Coyotes have won three of their last four while the Flames are winless in their last three contests.

Kevin Labanc’s shootout goal gave the San Jose Sharks a 4-3 win over the Detroit Red Wings, extending their win streak to six games. Labanc finished the night with a goal and two assists while teammate Logan Couture added three assists. . The Wings extended their points streak to five.

The Carolina Hurricanes needed an overtime goal by Andrei Svechnikov to defeat the Minnesota Wild 4-3 after blowing 2-0 and 3-1 leads.



  1. Congrats JQ in reaching 900

    Pirri on waivers …, a good pick up for anybody IMO

    Strange game (Habs /Devils).., I knew you couldn’t kick a puck in …. but scoring by “thighing” it in is disallowed ?????

    Re Pens v Leafs …. was hoping for an IT game so that my two fav teams could get points

    This game was a combo of Pens stepping it up offensively and defensively; Jarry playing very well; and some serious defensive errors on Leafs part.

    This Leafs loss can not, and should not, be laid on Kaskisuo

    If Leafs lose in reg in LV on Tuesday …. Babs might be gone

    Vegas (my third fav team) also 5 L’s in a row

    • Hoping for an “ OT” game not “ IT” game

    • I am okay with call as he clearly uses his leg to intentionally propel the puck over the line but I felt the referees really messed up that game. Still no excuse for Domi’s actions or Danault’s OT infraction.

    • I agree , Pirri is a good waiver pick up.

      Probably needs that 6th “change of scenery “ at the tender age of 28 years old.

      No way this time could fail. Laws of probability…. the more teams he’s on and fails, the more likely he’s bound to succeed.

  2. Guess what Kraft Dinner(Kyle Dubas) Nobody is buying your ballerina act. Your team, as you built it with that legendary coach, is playing out a script off the page of SlapShot 2.

    Sadly, U will fire your 700+ win Coach becuz U think its the only way to save your job and maybe you are right. but you have constructed hockey’s biggest, and most expensive, bag of marshmallows and every team in the NHL knows it too

  3. Matt Calvert gets hit in the head, falls to the ice and is bleeding from his head tries to get up but can’t and the ref or linseman doesn’t blow the whistle. Personally I think the coach should’ve sent the trainer out with the play going. Rule need to change its obvious the ref can’t determine if a player is in serious need of help.

  4. Ron Maclean: Nobody really cares about CBC without Don and while he was controversial, he basically meant well.

    Did he cross the line? Maybe ; depends on many things but Don always stood up for veterans, disabled and animal rights; so given all that, is he really the bad guy here? Maybe. But he did care; and not that many people anymore can say the same

    • Don Cherry was always a bomb thrower (at other people / countries / things); one finally blew up in his hands. Karma.