NHL Morning Coffee Headlines – November 9, 2019

by | Nov 9, 2019 | News, NHL | 10 comments

The Lightning edged the Sabres in the first game of the 2019 Global Series, 2020 Global Series sites and teams revealed, and more in today’s NHL morning coffee headlines.


NHL.COM: The Tampa Bay Lightning edged the Buffalo Sabres 3-2 in the first of their two-game NHL Global Series in Stockholm, Sweden. Nikita Kucherov, Alex Killorn, and Yanni Gourde scored for the Bolts while Sam Reinhart tallied both Sabres’ goals. Sabres forward Vladimir Sobotka left the game following a low-bridge hit by Kucherov, who could face supplemental discipline.

Tampa Bay Lightning winger Nikita Kucherov was among the scorers in a 3-2 win over the Buffalo Sabres at the 2020 NHL Global Series in Stockholm (Photo via NHL Images).

Robby Fabbri scored twice as the Detroit Red Wings upset the Boston Bruins 4-2. It was Fabbri’s first game with the Wings since they acquired him in a trade with the St. Louis Blues earlier in the week. Anthony Mantha also tallied a goal and an assist for the Wings. Bruins winger David Pastrnak picked up an assist to extend his points streak to 14 games.

Edmonton Oilers goaltender Mikko Koskinen turned in a 29-save shutout performance in a 4-0 blanking of the New Jersey Devils. Leon Draisaitl scored to extend his points streak to eight games while Ryan Nugent-Hopkins and Alex Chiasson had two points each. Devils defenseman Sami Vatanen left the game in the first period after being elbowed in the head by Chiasson.

The Winnipeg Jets extended their points streak to four games with a 4-1 win over the Vancouver Canucks. Connor Hellebuyck made 32 saves while Kyle Connor scored and collected an assist. Earlier in the day, the Jets reassigned defenceman Ville Heinola from the Manitoba Moose to Lukko Rauma in the Finnish Liiga.


The NHL announced it will stage regular-season games next season in the Czech Republic and Finland in the 2020 NHL Global Series and preseason contests in Germany and Switzerland as part of the 2020 Global Series challenge. The Boston Bruins and Nashville Predators will take part in the Global Series Challenge while the Colorado Avalanche and Columbus Blue Jackets will face off in the Global Series.

THE SCORE: NHL commissioner Gary Bettman remains resistant to his league’s participation in the Winter Olympics. “I don’t want to sound like a broken record on the subject, but I think going to the Olympics is a challenge for us,” Bettman said during a press conference Friday at the Global Games in Sweden. He feels the Olympic break is very disruptive to the NHL season.

TRIBLIVE.COM: Pittsburgh Penguins defenseman Kris Letang is listed as week-to-week with a lower-body injury.

OTTAWA SUN: Senators center Artem Anisimov was placed on injured reserve with a nagging groin injury. There’s no timetable for his return.

THE DENVER POST: Colorado Avalanche defenseman Nikita Zadorov is sidelined indefinitely after taking a puck to the face during Thursday’s win over the Nashville Predators. He joins sidelined Avs Mikko Rantanen, Gabriel Landeskog, Colin Wilson, and Philipp Grubauer.

CBS SPORTS: Minnesota Wild winger Marcus Foligno (lower body) is questionable for tonight’s contest against the Arizona Coyotes.

NJ.COM: A New Jersey Devils spectator struck by a puck during a 2017 game filed a lawsuit against the club.


  1. “A New Jersey Devils spectator struck by a puck during a 2017 game filed a lawsuit against the club.”

    The spectator was undoubtedly contacted by the law firm of Muck & Myre.

    • Ha h…. huh?

      • It’s kinda like that rocky beach with the huge sign that says “Do not walk on rocks. If you do and file suit claiming injury, this sign will be marked ‘Exhibit A'”

        Every arena (or ballpark) I’ve been in posts similar warnings about pucks and baseballs. But that doesn’t stop the ambulance chasers – even 2 years after the fact.

      • George you can put up all the warning signs you want; however that doesn’t necessarily mean your not responsible when an injury occurs.

      • “If the law supposes that,” said Mr. Bumble, squeezing his hat emphatically in both hands, “the law is a ass — a idiot. If that’s the eye of the law, the law is a bachelor; and the worst I wish the law is, that his eye may be opened by experience — by experience.” – Charles Dickens

      • Reason #35, why i visit this site numerous times daily.
        I love the quotes.

      • That’s the thing George a sign is not a law, it’s a sign.
        It could be snowing out and you clear the snow and salt it at your business and a customer could slip and fall; guess what, yes you could be held liable.

      • I realize that Caper … it’s at the basis of what I’ve said so far – not even a “NO TRESPASSING” sign, or fumbling with a coffee cup lid and scalding oneself, can divert the sleazeballs from among the legal community from ruining someone because their client proved the old adage that we should never underestimate the ingenuity of the bone dumb.

      • But…..I’m not suing you, I’m suing your insurance.
        Nothing personal.

      • As my Lawyer once said “your policy and procedures don’t get to supersede the law.”