NHL Morning Coffee Headlines – November 18, 2019

by | Nov 18, 2019 | News, NHL | 5 comments

Golden Knights snuff out the Flames, the Blackhawks beat the Sabres, Oskar Sundqvist fined, and more in today’s NHL morning coffee headlines.

NHL.COM: Vegas Golden Knights goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury made 34 saves to blank the Calgary Flames 6-0, snapping his club’s five-game winless skid. Nate Schmidt collected four assists while William Karlson scored twice and set up another. The Flames have been shut out in two straight games and have dropped four straight. 

Vegas Golden Knights goalie Marc-Andre Fleury backstopped his club to a 6-0 win over the Calgary Flames (Photo via NHL Images).

The Chicago Blackhawks picked up their fourth straight victory by downing the Buffalo Sabres 4-1. Patrick Kane scored to extend his point streak to nine games while rookie Kirby Dach scored twice. Jack Eichel tallied for the Sabres. 

TSN: St. Louis Blues winger Oskar Sundqvist was fined over $7,300.00 by the NHL department of player discipline for charging Anaheim Ducks goaltender John Gibson. 

THE DETROIT NEWS: Robby Fabbri has bolstered the Red Wings secondary scoring since his acquisition from the Blues earlier this month. They have a record of three wins and two overtime/shootout losses since he joined the roster. Fabbri has also tallied six points during that period. 

NEW YORK POST: The Rangers demoted center Lias Andersson to their AHL affiliate in Hartford and placed winger Micheal Haley on waivers

CBS SPORTS: The Florida Panthers placed winger Dryden Hunt on waivers. 



  1. Has Chi “woken up”?

    6-2-2 last 10; won 4 in a row; 1 point out of WC spot (NOTE: with 2 games in hand!)

    I had not seen them as a playoff team 2 weeks ago.

    Season young and anything can happen ; but I am surprised

    Watched the Knights /Flames tilt last night …. shots fairly close but ….Knights had more jump ; speed; cohesiveness and many l as mistakes for sure and the Flower played very well.

    The main bout seemed to be percolating throughout the game and they matched up often ; both Lucic and Reeves appeared ready …. but it didn’t happen

    I never advocate for a pre-planned fight. If it happens on the fly and as a result of what happens that shift …. I have no issues.

    It seemed they were juiced to go and just waiting for the “wink and a nod”…. but in the end …. Lucic never penalized ;and Reeves only
    2 min roughing

    Neither had a point

    To me ; Reeves was more effective as a whole

    If Leafs only come out on Tuesday with twice the effort as they had in Sat … that won’t be enough if VGKs play like they did last night

  2. Intro to a column today at Pension Plan Puppets, a Maple Leaf blog:
    “Good morning fans of the Toronto Maple Leafs and others who shun joy.”
    Great line which pretty well sums things up at the moment.
    In other non-related trivia, I was checking the list of Grey Cup champions over the past 106 years and discovered that, although the Ottawa Senators have yet to hoist the Stanley Cup, they did win the Grey Cup twice in the 1920’s. No mention of the team owner though.

    • Between 1910 to 1927 the Senator’s won six Stanley Cups. 😉

      • Thanks, Ranzeir, I thought those teams had a different name. Silver Seven?

      • @Ranzeir: Sitting Bull and Crazy Horse led their troops to victory in the Battle of Little Big Horn in 1876 but I’m not sure what these victories or the Senator’s in 1910-1927 have to do with the price of tea in China?