NHL Morning Coffee Headlines – November 5, 2019

by | Nov 5, 2019 | News, NHL | 8 comments

Brad Marchand and David Pastrnak continue their points streak, the three stars of the week, injury updates, and more in today’s NHL morning coffee headlines.


NHL.COM: The Boston Bruins blew a 3-0 lead but rallied to defeat the Pittsburgh Penguins 6-4. Brad Marchand led the way with two goals and three assists while David Pastrnak collected a goal and an assist. Marchand is on a 13-game points streak while Pastrnak has points in 12 straight games. The Bruins move to 8-0-2 in their last 10 contests.

Boston Bruins winger Brad Marchand’s five-point performance led the Boston Bruins to a 6-4 win over the Pittsburgh Penguins (Photo via NHL Images).

SPECTOR’S NOTE: Pastrnak (29 points) and Marchand (28 points) sit one-two atop the NHL scoring leader board.

Bruins defenseman Charlie McAvoy left the game in the third period after striking his head against a goalpost. Boston coach Bruce Cassidy believes McAvoy suffered a cut. Penguins blueliner Kris Letang (undisclosed injury) also departed in the third period.

Derek Stepan overtime goal lifted the Arizona Coyotes to a 3-2 victory over the Edmonton Oilers. Darcy Kuemper kicked out 26 shots for the Coyotes. Connor McDavid scored for the Oilers, who picked up a point to remain atop the Western Conference standings.

A five-goal outburst by the Nashville Predators powered them to a 6-1 drubbing of the Detroit Red Wings. Matt Duchene tallied twice while Filip Forsberg and Roman Josi each had a goal and an assist. The floundering Red Wings are 1-10-1 in their last dozen games.

Jean-Gabriel Pageau scored twice as the Ottawa Senators thumped the New York Rangers 6-2. Former Ranger Vladislav Namestnikov picked up a goal and an assist while Anders Nilsson made 32 saves for the win. Rangers rookie Kaapo Kakko had a two-point performance.


Vancouver Canucks center Elias Pettersson, Washington Capitals left wing Jakub Vrana, and Edmonton Oilers goaltender Mike Smith are the NHL’s three stars for the week ending November 3, 2019.

NBC SPORTS PHILADELPHIA: Flyers center Sean Couturier is dealing with a shoulder strain, limiting his ability to take faceoffs.

LAS VEGAS REVIEW-JOURNAL: Golden Knights winger Alex Tuch remains day-to-day with an upper-body injury.

CBS SPORTS: Vancouver Canucks winger Tyler Motte will be sidelined four weeks with a lower-body injury. Winnipeg Jets defenseman Tucker Poolman is day-to-day with an upper-body injury.

NBC SPORTS BAY AREA: The San Jose Sharks recalled defenseman Radim Simek from his conditioning stint with their AHL affiliate.


  1. If you love hockey, watch the highlights of the Oilers/Coyotes game last night. Connor McDavid did it again – I honestly don’t know how he can keep his edge at such a high speed – incredible goal.
    Coyotes win though in OT.

  2. If you love hockey watch the Pittsburgh Boston highlights the game had it all wow.

    • No question there, Obe, here’s another indicator that the Bruins have been dominant this year:
      In their games so far, they lead 60% of the minutes played and trail at just 10%.
      The second team on the list is Washington – 48% leading, 20% trailing.
      Vegas is third, 46% versus 34%.
      Boston is killing it so far.

    • It was right out of a movie. The hometown boy plays his first game against the team he grew up idolizing and with his entire family sitting in a private box he steps out of the penalty box, gets a breakaway and scores five hole. You can’t make up something like that.

  3. Hi BCLeafFan and Obe

    Was “Chanel surfing” (PVR tape) and watched both games

    Very exciting hockey

    Bruins very very good;

    Bruins chased Murray after 2 softies(some say all 3 were softies) . Jarry in ; Sully sat JJ for a couple of shifts and Pens then came awake and fully alive and dominated until end of 2nd …. up 4-3

    almost went up 5-3 but net dislodged and as stated above ; pretty serious head first into post…. looked awful but it appears nothing long term; Bruins came alive and rallied; went ahead ; EN….6-4

    The Sid line was “just missing “ many many many times but ended up being on ice for 4 of Boston’s goals

    Pre game, I had no thoughts that Pens could beat Bruins in Boston; but my hopes changed seriously to possibility after the second period (Pens completely dominated in 2nd); but reality struck in 3rd

    5 points for Marchand … good on ya

    Oil/Coyotes game …. very fast; great exchange of chances and end to end rushes

    McD’s goal a thing of beauty

    Anybody have an Oil/Bruins final before season started LOL

    • Pengy, as a Bruins fan living in Edmonton, yes please.

      • I’ll see what I can do Ray


  4. The Bruins are impressing me a lot with how they play the game and I just wish that my team(TML) would begin to take a page out of their team structure cuz the ballerinas that wear the blue & white don’t impress me at all.