NHL Morning Coffee Headlines – November 11, 2022

by | Nov 11, 2022 | News, NHL | 13 comments

Jack Eichel tallies a hat trick in his second return to Buffalo, Charlie McAvoy rejoins the Bruins, the Blues and Blue Jackets end their losing skids, P.K. Subban steps behind the microphone, and much more in today’s NHL Morning Coffee Headlines.


NHL.COM: Jack Eichel tallied a hat trick in his second return to Buffalo as the Vegas Golden Knights beat the Sabres 7-4. Eichel and teammate Chandler Stephenson finished with four points each as the Golden Knights (13-2-0) extended their winning streak to nine games. Tage Thompson scored twice for the Sabres, who dropped to 7-7-0.

Vegas Golden Knights center Jack Eichel (NHL Images).

SPECTOR’S NOTE: Fully healthy and settled in with the Golden Knights, Eichel is tearing it up offensively this season with 19 points in 15 games. He’s only been scoreless in three games thus far and is playing a big role in the Golden Knights’ red-hot start to this season.

Boston Bruins defenseman Charlie McAvoy tallied what proved to be the game-winner in a 3-1 victory over the Calgary Flames (5-6-0). McAvoy was making his season debut after recovering from off-season shoulder surgery. David Pastrnak had a goal and an assist while Linus Ullmark made 31 saves as the Bruins improved their record to 12-2-0.

The St. Louis Blues snapped their eight-game losing skid by dropping the San Jose Sharks 5-3 on third-period goals by Calle Rosen and Noel Acciari. Robert Thomas and Pavel Buchnevich each collected two assists for the Blues (4-8-0). Timo Meier, Tomas Hertl and Logan Couture scored for the 3-9-3 Sharks.

Speaking of ending losing streaks, the Columbus Blue Jackets ended a five-game winless skid with a 5-2 victory over the Philadelphia Flyers. Johnny Gaudreau led the way with a goal and two assists and Boone Jenner scored twice for the 4-9-0 Blue Jackets. The Flyers (7-4-2) got goals from defensemen Tony DeAngelo and Ivan Provorov.

SPECTOR’S NOTE: Blue Jackets defenseman Zach Werenski left the game in the first period with an upper-body injury. No word yet as to how long he’ll be out of the lineup.

An overtime goal by Nico Hischier lifted the New Jersey Devils over the Ottawa Senators 4-3. The red-hot Devils (11-3-0) have won eight straight while the slumping Senators (4-8-1) have dropped seven straight. Devils goaltender Vitek Vanecek left the game in the third period with an undisclosed injury.

SPECTOR’S NOTE: The Devils already have two goalies sidelined in Mackenzie Blackwood and Jonathan Bernier. Losing Vanecek could threaten to derail what’s been an impressive start for this club. Meanwhile, the Senators lost goalie Magnus Hellberg yesterday as he was reclaimed off waivers by the Seattle Kraken, who had signed him this summer.

The Carolina Hurricanes got a hat trick from Andrei Svechnikov to thump the Edmonton Oilers 7-2 and boost their record to 9-4-1. Jack Campbell gave up all seven goals as the Oilers fell to 8-7-0.

SPECTOR’S NOTE: The Oilers invested $25 million over five years last summer in Campbell in the hope he would bolster their goaltending. He’s won six of 10 stars but has been wildly inconsistent. That’s leading to calls for the Oilers to give more starts to backup Stuart Skinner, who has better stats in his five outings this season.

A six-goal third period powered the New York Rangers to an 8-2 drubbing of the Detroit Red Wings. Rangers defenseman Adam Fox finished the night with a goal and three assists as his club improved its record to 7-5-3. Ville Husso gave up all eight goals for the 7-4-3 Red Wings.

SPECTOR’S NOTE: This wasn’t all on Husso. The Wings flat-out collapsed in that period, with four of the Rangers’ goals coming in a 2:57 span.

The Colorado Avalanche tallied four second-period goals as they defeated the Nashville Predators 5-3. Mikko Rantanen and Logan O’Connor led the way with two goals apiece while Alexandar Georgiev made 32 saves for the 7-4-1 Avalanche. The Predators, meanwhile, fell to 5-8-1.

An overtime goal by Kevin Fiala gave the Los Angeles Kings a 2-1 win over the Chicago Blackhawks (5-5-3). Jonathan Quick kicked out 31 shots for the Kings (9-6-3) while Petr Mrazek stopped 33 shots in his first game since being sidelined on Oct. 21.

The Arizona Coyotes got a 24-save shutout from Karel Vejmelka to blank the New York Islanders 2-0. Travis Boyd and Jack McBain were the goal scorers in the third period as the Coyotes improve to 6-6-1 while the Islanders are 9-6-0. Cal Clutterbuck returned to the Isles lineup after missing a game with an injury but Casey Cizikas left this contest with an upper-body injury.


ESPN.COM: Former NHL defenseman P.K. Subban is joining the network as an in-studio analyst on a three-year contract. Subban contributed to the network’s coverage of the 2022 Stanley Cup playoffs. He recently retired after 13 NHL seasons.

SPECTOR’S NOTE: I’m not surprised to see Subban move on to television work. He’s a natural in front of the camera and could bring some personality to ESPN’s hockey coverage.

The New Jersey Devils named Hall-of-Famer Martin Brodeur as their new executive vice president of hockey operations. His duties will include personnel decisions, player recruitment, scouting and overseeing the club’s goalie development department. He’s worked in their front office in business development since 2018. Brodeur spent all but one of his 22 NHL seasons with the Devils, backstopping them to three Stanley Cups.

DAILY FACEOFF: Vancouver Canucks winger Tanner Pearson will be sidelined for four-to-six weeks following successful hand surgery.

CBS SPORTS: The Seattle Kraken placed defenseman Jamie Oleksiak (lower body) on injured reserve.

TSN: Veteran forward Alex Galchenyuk has signed a one-year AHL contract with the Colorado Eagles. They are the minor-league affiliate of the Avalanche.

ARIZONA SPORTS: The Tempe City Council yesterday voted unanimously to schedule and prepare a public vote on May 16, 2023, regarding a proposed arena and entertainment complex.


  1. To Lyle and all on here who serve or have served….

    To the family members and friends (of those on here) past and present that serve or have served…

    To all past and present that served/are serving

    We remember

    We thank you for your service and our freedoms

    God Bless

    • Yes, thanks to all the veterans out there who served so bravely. Special thanks to Lyle who works so hard to keep this site going strong.
      I’m thinking about my friend Eddie, who served with the US Marines in Vietnam. He had surgery this week and has been in poor health for the last couple of years. Please keep him in your thoughts and prayers.

      • Thanks, everyone, and your friend Eddie is in my thoughts, Howard. Semper Fi!

  2. Is this team for real? we’ll see in another month or two. Chuck’s first game back winning goal . Would like to see this guy with a full season behind him what type of stats he can put up. I still don’t like. Sweeney but this
    Iindholm trade maybe the best acquisition since Sweeney’s tenure.Just like I had originally predicted Ullmark has been unbelievable.

    • I’m pretty sure I’ve been telling you about this squad all along, but welcome aboard! Better late than never, Rick.

    • To repeat a famous quote, “You are what your record says you are. “

  3. Think the Subban signing with ESPN is a good thing. I was never a fan of his on ice talents and always felt he was to much flash and not enough substance. However, have always been impressed with him in his off ice endeavors and very entertaining social media presence. I think he will be good for the bland coverage we have here in the states.

  4. Edmonton, it appears, has signed another goaltender that has trouble stopping beach balls, let alone anything the size if the little black object being propelled his direction!

  5. Thank you to all who have served.

    Would be nice if Canada may this a national holiday, not Just from 9am to 1pm

  6. I’m not overly surprised about Campbell’s struggles.
    I had mentioned over the last few months about how his high danger save percentage last year was quite poor, also not a great goal saved above expected average.
    I hope he gets it together since I’d like to see McDavid and Draisaitl win a cup in their prime.

    Even as an immigrant the sacrifices made by the veterans aren’t lost on me, their contributions towards making Canada a wonderful country to live in can never be undermined. Not just to them making the ultimate sacrifice but also to their family and loved ones, I say thank you.

  7. Re; The Oilers invested $25 million over five years last summer in Campbell in the hope he would bolster their goaltending,

    JC has been 6&4 .. is always a slow starter…

    The Biggest Problem the Oilers Have is there d…❗️
    and NOT the Goaltending,

    Watching last nights gane the Oilers d…. Again stood around and watched Carolina Score at will and hung Cambell out to dry Again….

    Both RD men Bouchard & Barrie need to look in the Mirror they are not in The Edmonton Ballet ….⁉️

    Untill the Edmonton Oilers fix there Defence via Trades…. this is going to continue and they could miss the playoffs❓.

    They are Very Lucky the Blues, Canucks, Preds & Flames and Wild are also struggling in the first quarter,
    most of the above teams have 2&3 games in hand over the Oilers 😳

  8. When Leafs play Pens… I’m always hoping for both teams to get points and I cheer for the 2 points to go to whichever of the two is lower in the standings pre-game. I dislike shoot-outs; love high scoring games…. So…. My wish is….

    Pens 8, Leafs 7…. Sid scores in OT to win it

    Gut feeling…. Leafs in reg

    • Time for some Pepto-Bismal, Pengy.