NHL Morning Coffee Headlines – November 15, 2021

by | Nov 15, 2021 | News, NHL | 15 comments

Connor McDavid achieves a points milestone while Ryan Getzlaf is on the verge of reaching one of his own. Check out the details in today’s NHL morning coffee headlines.

NHL.COM: Edmonton Oilers captain Connor McDavid became the sixth-fastest player to reach 600 points during his club’s 5-4 win over the St. Louis Blues. McDavid had a goal and an assist to reach that milestone in 421 games and now has 601 points. Leon Draisaitl had a goal and two assists and Kailer Yamamoto netted the game-winner with 28 seconds remaining in regulation. Robert Thomas collected three helpers for the Blues.

Edmonton Oilers captain Connor McDavid (NHL Images).

SPECTOR’S NOTE: Drasaitl (31 points) opened a four-point lead over McDavid atop the NHL points leader board.

The Anaheim Ducks won their seventh straight game by downing the Vancouver Canucks 5-1. Trevor Zegras scored twice, Troy Terry (one assist) extended his points streak to 14 games, and Ryan Getzlaf collected two assists to reach 999 career points.

SPECTOR’S NOTE: Getzlaf had 17 points in 48 games last season. The 36-year-old center has the same number of points in just 16 games thus far this season.

A shootout goal by Chris Kreider gave the New York Rangers a 4-3 win over the New Jersey Devils. Rangers winger Kaapo Kakko picked up his first points of the season with a goal and an assist. Devils goaltender Mackenzie Blackwood left the game in the third period and entered concussion protocol. Rangers forward Sammy Blais suffered an injured leg following a collision with Devils defenseman P.K. Subban.

The Washington Capitals scored twice in the second period and two more in the third in a 6-1 drubbing of the Pittsburgh Penguins. Alex Ovechkin, Tom Wilson, Evgeny Kuznetsov, Conor Sheary Garnet Hathaway and Daniel Sprong all collected two points. Penguins captain Sidney Crosby was held scoreless in his first game since returning from COVID protocol. Earlier in the day, the Capitals announced center Nic Dowd signed a three-year contract extension worth an annual average value of $1.3 million.

A four-goal third period lifted the Boston Bruins over the Montreal Canadiens 5-2. Charlie McAvoy and Charlie Coyle each scored twice for the Bruins while teammate Taylor Hall had a goal and an assist. Earlier in the day, the Canadiens announced goaltender Jake Allen was listed as day-to-day with a head injury.

Calgary Flames goaltender Dan Vladar made 27 saves for his first career NHL shutout in a 4-0 win over the Ottawa Senators. Elias Lindholm and Sean Monahan each had two points. The Senators were playing with 10 regulars on COVID protocol as Drake Batherson was the latest to make the list yesterday.

The NHL department of player safety fined Minnesota Wild defenseman Alex Goligoski $5,000.00 for high-sticking Seattle Kraken winger Jordan Eberle on Saturday. Buffalo Sabres forward Evan Rodrigues was fined $2,500.00 for a dangerous trip of Ottawa Senators forward Zach Sanford.


  1. A few weeks ago when somebody told me he thought Charlie Mac might win the Norris this year I thought he was nuts. After seeing him play lately especially the last couple of games he might have good shot at it. This year he’s miles above any other d in Boston. He’s playing with some serious intent. Boston still need a second line centre. Keep Swayman get rid of red light Ullmark

  2. P.K. Slewfoot!!! Just can’t control himself.

  3. Pens….. ouch !!!

    Atrocious , awful, discombobulated, unmotivated, confused, despondent….
    the list goes on and on

    Shake it off, turn it around, move on

    Oil…. Leon….. just keeps going; McD just keeps going…. I love high scoring games…. this is mid 80’s hockey all over again; very exciting

    DOPS actions out on trips etc…. while Parros over and over again puts blinders on Ovi (nice elbow last night , plus a numbers only hit [noted it was relatively light] into the boards last night)

    DOPS Consistency will start when Parros exits

    • And Sid was an absolute angel.

  4. Watching Boston beat Montreal was a good feeling.

    Zboril needs to stay in the lineup. Yes he went for big hit and missed that lead to Montreal 2nd goal, but outside of McAvoy he was Boston best dman last night.

    Pezzetta scored his 1st NHL goal last night. 5th round pick by Montreal and I have to say seeing that smile of amazement that I just scored a goal in the NHL, what a special feeling that must be and good for him; even though I was cheering for the other team; got to love that smile of I did it! Congrats to Michael Pazzetta on his 1st NHL goal.

    Pengy do you think Crosby WWE move is suspension worthy?

    • Lol, he seemed to skip right over that and concentrate on Ovi’s elbow.

      Absolutely no place for that bs from Crosby. Dangerous and unwarranted. I wonder, if Wilson rag dolled someone like that, does it go uncalled?

      How did that NOT draw 2 minutes? Mr. Magoo officiating?

    • No challenge Caper whatsoever on Sid’s shameful actions last night

      It’s the abhorrent inconsistency that makes me shiver

      Parros is a nightmare

      If Sid’s actions last night warrant further discipline (and I’m not in ANY way saying that it doesn’t); then by that standard alone; Ovi should have already been suspended TWICE (each for a minimum of 3 games as a repeat offender) this year; and then again (repeat offender) for last night

      My issue is Parros; whose official title has “player safety” in it; and he does absolutely nothing that ensures that. Nothing.

      Penalizing (fining) meaningless scrum trips and turning a blind eye to what Wilson does …. Could very well end up causing the loss of career (or possibly a life) of an NHL player

      If Parros gives Sid 2 games ; but then starts throwing the book at ALL infractions from then on; and it results in a massive upward shift in player safety and massive decrease in headshots; hits from behind; repetitive cross checks; testy spearing; etc etc…. Then 2 games for Sid…. I’m all behind it…. A L L behind it

      Not defending Sid’s bonehead move of last night…. But it (and Carter’s slash on Sheary) did come after (1) Ovi elbow; no call; (2) Wilson cross check, no call; (3) Ovi boarding (note not full force); no call; (4) Wilson slash; no call; (5) Hathaway hook; no call

      This is NOT a bitter rant re Caps not deserving the win…. They did; and by far. By a huge and definitive margin, Caps deserved to (and got the) win last night

      This IS a rant re inconsistent reffing throughout the league, but more importantly; a rant on the incompressible inconsistencies with DOPS and especially with Parros

      Save a Life…. Fire a Parros

      • “ Not defending Sid’s bonehead move of last night…. But”

        My mom always told me “every single word that precedes the word but is bs”

        You don’t get a mulligan because other players got away with anything.

        Last year Buchnevich cross checked Mantha in the face. This was a few games after Wilson slammed his face in the ice and rag dolled Panarin. Wilson got nothing. Buchnevich was given a match and suspension. Right call btw.

      • Actually you do get a mulligan when other players get away with stuff. That’s the precedent set. I think that was pengys point. Call it right from the beginning.

      • A little more understandable to miss an elbow, than a player being ragdolled in a dangerous way against the boards nowhere near the puck.

        Sorry, it’s not like Sid hasn’t got away with a bunch of dangerous plays in the past.
        How many slewfoot calls alone has he got away with?

        You don’t get a mulligan for that kinda garbage. No place for it, not from Wilson, Ovechkin or Crosby.

      • Correct Chrisms

        Call it right at the beginning ; 5 mins in, game 1 of reg season; call it right period two lopsided game , mid season; call it right, triple OT ; Game 7; SCF

        Consistency is all I’m driving at

        Parros; at the top of the discipline ladder; has not; does not; nor likely will not; dish out in a consistent; logical; and unbiased manner

        I am not throwing hyperbole when I’m stating that Parros’ actions just may lead to someone’s career (even life) ending

        He is NOT the guy for the job!!

        Refs last night set a precedent that they were letting things go; Sid tested that theory (certainly NOT the right thing to do)…. Which piles on my further showing of what transpires from inconsistent reffing

      • I think one issue is the best players have the puck a lot and are the most difficult to defend. Hence they get hacked, mugged, hooked more than the rest. The problem is they don’t draw the most calls. We see it in EDM all the time with McDavid, and he doesn’t dive or cry foul, just keeps going.
        Tippet got on the refs about it and they told him “they can’t call every penalty on McDavid”.
        Actually they can, and should or it won’t change.

        Didn’t see the game in question with Sid, but that guy has taken more hacks and cross checks than any player in the NHL over the last decade. Don’t know if anything led up to this or not.

        Maybe we need more of the stars snap, or get on camera and call the refs out. Take the fine.

  5. how many more slewfoots by PK this season?
    its silly at this point

  6. P.K. fined $5k for Lucic, $15k for Zegras. Reeves hurt preseason. Blais’ injury, $30k for that slewfoot? Hey Parros! How about a suspension in place of a $$$ fine P.K. doesn’t even wince at?!!!

  7. An old rugby saying “Play the ref, not the rules.” Crosby has learned it, McDavid needs to.