NHL Morning Coffee Headlines – November 14, 2022
Lightning defenseman Mikhail Sergachev ties a league record, the Bruins set a franchise record, an update on Senators blueliner Thomas Chabot and more in today’s NHL Morning Coffee Headlines.
NHL.COM: Tampa Bay Lightning defenseman Mikhail Sergachev tied a league record in his club’s 6-3 victory over the Washington Capitals. Sergachev scored twice and collected two assists in the first period, tying Bobby Orr as the only blueliners to collect multiple goals and multiple assists in the opening period of a game. The Lightning’s record improved to 8-6-1 while the Capitals fall to 7-8-2.
The Boston Bruins set a franchise record by winning their ninth straight home game to open a season by defeating the Vancouver Canucks 5-2. Hampus Lindholm collected three assists, Linus Ullmark made 29 saves and Pavel Zacha scored what proved to be the winning goal as the Bruins (14-2-0) regained sole possession of first place in the overall standings with 28 points. J.T. Miller and Sheldon Dries replied for the 4-9-3 Canucks, who’ve now lost three straight games.
SPECTOR’S NOTE: Canucks forward Vasily Podkolzin left the game with an apparent head injury following a fight with the Bruins’ A.J. Greer.
An overtime goal by Mark Scheifele lifted the Winnipeg Jets (9-4-1) over the Seattle Kraken by a score of 3-2. Scheifele tallied twice while Blake Wheeler picked up his 300th career goal when he tied the game in the dying seconds of regulation. Jordan Eberle and Brandon Tanev replied for the 8-5-3 Kraken.
The Dallas Stars bolstered their record to 9-5-1 by dropping the Philadelphia Flyers 5-1. Joe Pavelski and Esa Lindell each had a goal and two assists while Jake Oettinger kicked out 37 shots for the win. Travis Konecny scored for the Flyers, who fall to 7-6-2 as they’ve lost three straight games.
Shootout goals by Nick Bonino and Alexander Barabanov gave the San Jose Sharks a 3-2 win over the Minnesota Wild. The Sharks overcame a 2-0 deficit on third-period goals by Steven Lorentz and Nico Sturm as they improve to 5-9-3. Frederick Gaudreau and Connor Dewar tallied for the Wild (7-6-2).
New York Rangers goaltender Igor Shesterkin stopped 31 shots while Adam Fox had a goal and an assist to beat the Arizona Coyotes 4-1. The Rangers’ record is now 8-6-3 while the Coyotes fall to 6-8-1. Clayton Keller scored the Coyotes’ only goal.
DAILY FACEOFF: Ottawa Senators defenseman Thomas Chabot will be sidelined for at least a week with a concussion suffered during Saturday’s game against the Philadelphia Flyers.
SPECTOR’S NOTE: Chabot’s absence significantly weakens an already thin Senators’ defense corps. They’ll be fortunate if their blueline workhorse is out for just a week. He will miss three upcoming games at a time when the 5-8-1 Sens are trying to climb out of the basement in the Atlantic Division.
Calgary Flames forward Blake Coleman was fined $5,000.00 for slew-footing Winnipeg Jets center Pierre-Luc Dubois on Saturday.
NHL.COM: The Los Angeles Kings placed winger Brendan Lemieux has been placed on injured reserve with a lower-body injury.
TRIBLIVE.COM: The Pittsburgh Penguins have sent defenseman Mark Friedman to their AHL affiliate in Wilkes-Barre/Scranton.
Bruins train keeps rolling
But are they peaking too soon? It’s nice to be clobbering everyone at the beginning of the season, but it’s the playoffs that matter.
We should wait for the “experts” to weigh in before making any bold claims regarding the Bruins.
Who said they are peaking?? Marchand and MacAvoy only going to get better
As for playoffs need to be healthy and hopefully playing well Healthy us the key to long run
R u not one of the experts in question regarding bruin knowledge as tour posts are mostly spot on in regards to the B s
I’m not saying that they are peaking too soon. It is, I believe, something to keep an eye on. Don’t forget what the Jackets did to Tampa just a few years ago.
The Bruins won’t keep winning at their current pace, neither will Vegas. Does that mean they have peaked? Nah, just the way it works for a 82 game season, there are always ups and downs. They will have some of both. All teams will be playing better and more intense come April. One of the benefits of have a veteran team that has played together a long time is you can get your game together faster at the start of the year. And the B’s are disciplined that way.
But better to have the points in the bank than not. With MB4, all about being healthy and getting tending when the playoffs start. And staying healthy, which is always a concern with an older team. Seem to get hurt more, and heal slower when we age.
Ray “better to have the points in the bank than not …” – Exactly.
There will be slumps – all teams go through it at some stage – travel weary, game-to-game dings – so these early points are like gold.
I said before the season go under way that, even without Marchand and MacAvoy, the Bruins had a solid line-up and figured then if they could just hold their head above water until those two got back, they’d be fine.
I figured .500 hockey would do it. They did that – and more – much more. They’ll be a force right to the wire.
Ya George, I did not see this start coming. I was really worried about another injury to their blue line and how that could impact them.
Then Carlo gets hurt. Didn’t miss a beat. Now Forbort is out for a longer stretch. Still churning along.
Swayman gets hurt, Kinkaid steps in and steps up for a big win.
Either they are simply on a good roll, or I underestimated their depth. Plus Marchand, McAvoy and Grz all came back sooner than expected which helps.
Lindholm playing like a Norris trophy candidate.He and Mcavoy are the best 1-2 pair in NHL now.Lindmark has been lights out!Bruins getting the most out of their roster1
Kyle Burroghs puts a nice clean hit on Pastrnak then has to defend himself with Tomas Nosek.
Bruins fans were happy to see someone stick up for Pastrnak who was not injured from the hit.
I like the call from the ref a 2, 5 and 10 for Nosek.
If you feel the need to retaliate for a clean hit, then there needs to be a price for doing so.
I like Nosek standing up for his teammate and i like the call from the refs.
Nosek got an empty net goal it was first of the season, teammates extremely happy for him. He became the 20th Bruin to have at least one goal this season. Brandon Carlo and Anton Stralman are the only two active roster players without a goal.
Caper sad to say but
That is the new nhl. Hard clean hit and fight to follow. Simple rule change to 2 5 and 10 may decrease the bs. But an automatic gm surely would
Fair weekend for me… was hoping for 4 points Pens; 3 points Leafs (Hoping for OT loss v Pens; and V [‘Nucks]) and Argos on to GC
Pens got 3 of 4 points (if not for Gino line and Jarry…. BTW….Habs should have easily won in Reg); Leafs got 2 of 4 (mostly due to 10 mins ; period 2 v ‘Nucks); Argos going to Regina👍👍👍
Bruins…. ARE the real deal
Re Serg…. Tying any record of the best player EVER…. is very impressive
Re : “The Pittsburgh Penguins have sent defenseman Mark Friedman to their AHL affiliate in Wilkes-Barre/Scranton.”…. not smart at all
After his “showing” (????) v Habs…. #2 needs to got to WBS and Freidman needs to play until PO-J returns
“Calgary Flames forward Blake Coleman was fined $5,000.00 for slew-footing Winnipeg Jets center Pierre-Luc Dubois on Saturday.”
The question here is, how did Dubois get a holding penalty on this play? The NHL has an officiating problem that really needs to be addressed. It seems these guys are afraid to make some calls that really need to be called.
SOP weren’t you same guy ( scoffing laugh) who said the writers on here are better than the professional sports writers? Ohh & I checked with the home they want to know why you missed your morning fig newtons and milk this morning.
Annnnnd here is the “expert” I was referring to. Right on time. Thanks, Rick.
SOP I d’ys at you me son. Here’s my expert opinion. The bruins look like they ‘ll make the playoffs, but it’s a long season Lindholm is a lot better than I thought I only saw him sparingly.
when he was playing on the west coast. Foligno I’m willing to bet will fall back to the old Foligno but now this is the best I’ve seen him play in years he was horrible with the leafs and terrible last season as a bruin. Jake Debrusk looks reborn the real deal. Matt G & Carlo playing good d. And Ullmark has been the bruins best player.
Lol. Excellent. Absolutely excellent.