NHL Morning Coffee Headlines – October 25, 2021

by | Oct 25, 2021 | News, NHL | 15 comments

Red Wings rookie Lucas Raymond joins some elite company, the Sharks and Wild are no longer undefeated, the Islanders’ Ilya Sorokin collects his second straight shutout and more in today’s NHL morning coffee headlines.


NHL.COM: Detroit Red Wings rookie Lucas Raymond tallied his first NHL hat track and collected an assist in a 6-3 victory over the Chicago Blackhawks. The 19-year-old joins Steve Yzerman as the only teenagers in franchise history to tally a hat trick. Raymond, Yzerman and Gordie Howe are also the only teens in Wings history to net four points in a game. Dylan Larkin collected three assists and Tyler Bertuzzi added a goal and two assists in his return to the lineup. The Blackhawks got Erik Gustafsson and Ryan Carpenter back from COVID protocol but Jujhar Khaira and Riley Stillman were added to the protocol before game time.

Detroit Red Wings forward Lucas Raymond (NHL Images).

SPECTOR’S NOTE: Now the Red Wings general manager, Yzerman draft Raymond with the fourth-overall pick in the 2020 NHL Draft. The youngster leads all rookies this season with four goals and seven points. Meanwhile, the Blackhawks are winless in six and have yet to hold a lead in a game this season. . Patrick Kane also missed this game as he remained in COVID protocol.

The San Jose Sharks suffered their first defeat of the season as the Boston Bruins held on for a 4-3 win. Brad Marchand, David Pastrnak and Patrice Bergeron each had two points for the Bruins. The Sharks made it close with third-period goals by Tomas Hertl and Timo Meier.

Romas Josi collected four points (1 goal, three assists), Ryan Johansen scored twice and rookie goalie Connor Ingram made 33 saves in his NHL debut as the Nashville Predators downed the Minnesota Wild 5-2, handing the latter their first loss of the season. Predators forwards Matt Duchene and Filip Forsberg each had two points. Nashville winger Eeli Tolvanen left the game with an upper-body injury.

New York Islanders goaltender Ilya Sorokin collected his second straight shutout to blank the Vegas Golden Knights 2-0. Sorokin kicked out 42 shots while teammates Josh Bailey and Mathew Barzal scored the only goals. The Golden Knights’ record stands at 1-4-0 to start the season.


OTTAWA SUN: Senators goaltender Matt Murray was placed on injured reserve with a head/neck injury following a collision with New York Rangers winger Chris Kreider on Saturday. There is no timetable for his return.

SPECTOR’S NOTE: Injuries continue to dog Murray, who missed 16 games last season with lower-body injuries.

NBC SPORTS BAY AREA: Speaking of the Senators, they sent a seventh-round pick in the 2022 draft to the San Jose Sharks for center Dylan Gambrell.

SPECTOR’S NOTE: Trade rumors linked the Senators to a center named Dylan. Many assumed it was the Blackhawks’ Dylan Strome. Injuries to Colin White and Shane Pinto made this move necessary for the Senators to shore up their depth at center.

THE DALLAS MORNING NEWS: John Klingberg is expected to return to the lineup tonight against the Columbus Blue Jackets. The defenseman has been sidelined by a lower-body injury since their season opener on Oct. 14.

SPORTSNET: Anaheim Ducks captain Ryan Getzlaf was fined $1,000.00 for a dangerous trip of Minnesota Wild center Joel Eriksson Ek on Oct. 23.

NHL: The department of player safety also fined Philadelphia Flyers winger Nicolas Aube-Kubel $2,687.50 for kneeing Florida Panthers winger Mason Marchment on Oct. 23.


  1. Lyle,

    Dallas plays Blue Jackets, not Blues tonight.

  2. Looks like Matt Murray is the original “accident looking for a place to happen.” Misfortune seems to always be lurking in his case.

  3. Sorokin was the amazing Kreskin last night … fantastic saves👍👍👍👍

    Raymond ties two Stevie Y records (wing teenager getting a hat-trick and wing teenager getting 4 points)…. and Stevie Y selected him 👍👍👍👍

    Gambrell for a 7th… very low risk in that acquisition …. Absolute worst case…. They have to pay $1.1 M for him to play in Belleville for one year then don’t re-sign him

    Best case… becomes useful depth C. 👍👍👍👍

    • Oh yeah … he should be ticketed to Belleville for short-term call-up purposes. Fortunately, big Nick Pau;, who can play all over the place – and do it well – will likely slot into Pinto’s spot for a couple of weeks.

  4. Nice weekend for the Bruins with 2 W’s …so I’m wondering who told Frederic he was a tough guy who can fight …. He’s not either …this Bruins team is going to have problems with teams that play physical against them it’s how they get bounced from the playoffs each year

    • Couldn’t agree more waste of a number 1 pick Joe. Average fighter, poor poor scorer. Lousy passer average hitter and as dumb as as bag of pucks. I’d even take Kuhlman or the completely useless Blidh over Frederick.The guy I wanted the bruins to pick up over injury prone washed up Foligno was Cal Clutterbuck. Easy on the pocket book, hits like freight train, can score and at one point in the playoffs looked he was ready to fight the entire bruins team. Love this guy

      • Don’t mind Rick he gets his hockey knowledge from Felger n Maz.

  5. I seem to recall Bruins fans singing Trent Frederic’s praises last season.

    4 games in, shouldn’t you cut him slack?

    • Don’t paint us all with that brush HF30.

      Rick, first off Clutterbuck is an effective player, but was signed to a contract with the NYI so wasn’t available. Why would they trade him? He makes $300K less than Foligno.

      Just want to say that having a guy like Reeves (suggested by some) on your team, doesn’t stop guys from taking liberties, going to the net aggressively etc. It just means they may have to wrestle with Reeves eventually, but only if they choose to after they do it, and they would fools to do it in the playoffs. If you are a good player, Reeves isn’t out there against you anyway if the game is close. He can’t keep up. Wilson can, but he ain’t getting traded.

      Frederic plays hard and is willing to go with the big boys. Will stick his nose in anywhere.
      If he and Clutterbuck would happen to go, I would put my $ on Frederic. In 50 games Clutter had 10 PM’s, Frederic in 42 games had 65 PM’s.
      I dare say he mixes it up more than the former.

      So instead of “looking like” he wants to fight guys Rick, he actually does.

      • Frederick just senysyn before him a waste. If Frederick ever gets more than 9 goals a season I’ll eat my day glow jockey shorts. He’s terrible!

      • Another reason to root for Trent Frederic. Come on day glow eating number 10!

      • Time to put Freddy on the 2nd line. I’d also enjoy watching Rick eat his shorts at a bridge club game.
        No one takes liberties with Bergeron, Marchand or Pasta. No need for a one dimensional thumper on this club.
        Team toughness will get them through the season and playoffs.
        I’m sure glad Linus won a couple of contests and isn’t going back to Sweden.
        How about you, Rick?

  6. Kreider injuring a goalie…where oh where have I read that story before????

    • In your Habs fan column, the one that excuses Price for being mediocre (while still claiming he’s the best ever) for the last 6-7 years since Kreider crashed him at full speed while being pulled down from 2 Habs players on both legs going 100mph?