NHL Morning Coffee Headlines – November 18, 2022
The Devils and Bruins continue their win streaks, Phil Kessel extends his Ironman record, and much more in today’s NHL Morning Coffee Headlines
NHL.COM: An overtime goal by Yegor Sherangovich gave the New Jersey Devils their 11th straight win by downing the Toronto Maple Leafs 3-2. Jesper Bratt and Nico Hischier also scored for the Devils (14-3-0), who sit atop the Metropolitan Division with 28 points. Auston Matthews and William Nylander replied for the 9-5-4 Maple Leafs.
The Boston Bruins extended their home winning streak to 10 games in a 4-1 victory over the Philadelphia Flyers. David Krejci scored twice as the Bruins (15-2-0) are on top of the overall standings with 30 points, two points up on the Devils and Vegas Golden Knights. The Flyers dropped to 7-7-3 and lost winger Travis Konecny in the second period with an injured right hand.
Speaking of the Golden Knights, they extended their record to 14-4-0 by beating the Arizona Coyotes 4-1. Alex Pietrangelo had a goal and two assists for the Golden Knights while teammate Phil Kessel became the first player in NHL history to play in 1,000 consecutive regular-season games. Clayton Keller scored for the Coyotes as they fall to 6-9-1.
Winnipeg Jets winger Kyle Connor tallied a hat trick to lead his club to a 3-2 win over the Anaheim Ducks. Trevor Zegras and Troy Terry replied for the 5-11-1 Ducks while the Jets (10-4-1) have won eight of their last 10 contests. Before the game, the Jets inducted Teemu Selanne and Teppo Numminen into their Hall of Fame.
SPECTOR’S NOTE: Before the game, the Jets revealed Nikolaj Ehlers’ lower-body injury that has sidelined him since Oct. 18 could be more serious than originally reported. Head coach Rick Bowness suggested the possibility of surgery for Ehlers. Meanwhile, defenseman Dylan DeMelo missed this game with an undisclosed ailment. As for the Ducks, they placed sidelined defenseman Nathan Beaulieu (undisclosed) on injured reserve earlier in the day.
Pittsburgh Penguins captain Sidney Crosby scored twice and set up two others to beat the Minnesota Wild 6-4. Jake Guentzel had a goal and two assists for the Penguins, who improved to 7-7-3. Joel Eriksson Ek scored twice for the Wild as their record drops to 7-8-3.
Nashville Predators captain Roman Josi collected four assists as his club held off the New York Islanders 5-4. Juuso Parssinen scored twice and collected an assist as the Predators (8-8-1) have won three straight games. Jean-Gabriel Pageau and Adam Pelech each had a goal and an assist for the 11-7-0 Islanders.
Colorado Avalanche goaltender Pavel Francouz made 46 saves and Artturi Lehkonen tallied in overtime to down the Carolina Hurricanes by a score of 3-2. Martin Necas had a goal and an assist for the 10-5-2 Hurricanes while the Avalanche rose to 9-5-1.
The Dallas Stars (10-5-2) got two goals from Roope Hintz in their 6-4 win over the Florida Panthers. Tyler Seguin, Jamie Benn and Ty Dellandrea each had a goal and an assist for the Stars. Sam Bennett collected three assists for the 9-7-1 Panthers. Stars goaltender Scott Wedgewood was stretchered from the game in the second period with an apparent back injury but was reportedly responsive and in good spirits. He will be re-evaluated on Friday in Dallas.
St. Louis Blues netminder Thomas Greiss kicked out 47 shots and Pavel Buchnevich tallied the winning goal in a shootout to nip the Washington Capitals 5-4. Vladimir Tarasenko collected two assists as the Blues improved their record to 8-8-0. Alex Ovechkin had a goal and two assists while John Carlson scored two goals for the 7-9-3 Capitals.
Tampa Bay Lightning winger Nikita Kucherov scored twice, Steven Stamkos had two points and Andrei Vasilevskiy made 39 saves to douse the Calgary Flames 4-1. Elias Lindholm scored the only goal for Calgary. With the win, the Lightning move to 10-6-1 while the Flames fall to 7-7-2.
The Seattle Kraken got an overtime goal from Justin Schultz to defeat the New York Rangers 3-2 and improve their record to 9-5-3. Schultz finished the night with two goals while Martin Jones picked up the win by stopping 28 shots. Mika Zibanejad and Vincent Trocheck replied for the 8-6-4 Rangers.
Three unanswered third-period goals by Moritz Seider, Pius Suter and Dominik Kubalik lifted the Detroit Red Wings to a 7-4 win over the San Jose Sharks. David Perron had a goal and two assists for the Wings (8-5-4) while Erik Karlsson had four points for the 6-10-3 Sharks.
The Columbus Blue Jackets (6-9-1) extended their points streak to four games by dropping the Montreal Canadiens 6-4. Sean Kuraly scored twice and collected an assist for the Jackets while Nick Suzuki and Brendan Gallagher each had a goal and an assist for the 8-8-1 Canadiens.
I look at some of my favorite players, some who never made 1000 games and just shake my head in awe at what Kessel has accomplished. It truly is something amazing and may never be seen again in hockey, question is how far does he go?
You don’t get to that number by being lazy. One of the biggest misconceptions most NHL fans have of Kessel.
That third goal Markstrom let in last night wasn’t a good goal. I still like that Markstrom picked the Flames over the Oilers. He isn’t a consistent goaltender. I heard on the radio this morning that since March Markstom’s GAA is 2.72, which is 0.5 more than what he ended last season with, and his save percentage is .902. If you look at his first season with the Flames and the way things are starting this season, he hasn’t been one of the best starters in the NHL, which is what the experts think he is.
A couple of stats that support that he’s inconsistent, despite having one of the best save percentages last season he was 14th in games played with a save percentage above .900. 17th in the percentage of games played with a save percentage above .900.
His contract isn’t going to age well in Calgary.
I’d rather play in front of him than Campbell and Skinner. The oil still need a tender after all of these rebuilds. Some wingers who can score wouldn’t go astray either.
Skinner. .932 save percentage. .953 5on5 save percentage. .935 high danger save percentage.
The Oilers aren’t needing a goaltender. Yes, Campbell has had times he hasn’t looked good, but he has also had times when he has. Skinner has been a lot better than expected. Campbell has shown that he can turn things around before, but it will take a little longer on a new team. The good thing is Skinner’s play has bought Campbell more time.
The Oilers don’t wingers who can score. Nuge and Hyman both have 8 goals (the same amount as Auston Matthews) and Kane has 5. The Oiler fifth leading scorer has more than most other teams fourth or fifth-leading scorers. What the Oilers need right now is a 4th left-side d-man and possibly another forward with size until Kane returns.
I see. Straight to the finals this year, is it? The Oil will be bounced in the first round if they make it in. Can’t win without goaltending and depth. The oil lack both. Team defense could also be their downfall. Doesn’t look that special on the back end come to think of it.
The same thing was said last season. I’m not saying that the Oilers will make it to the finals, but they can certainly duplicate last season. The Oilers have forward depth and Skinner has shown that they have goaltending, but the defence does need a little work.
The fact is, Markstrom isn’t the consistent top goalie the majority thinks he is.
As much as hockey is a team sport, I don’t put anything past McDavid and Draisaitl.
I think Cambells game will come round he is a Prenial Slow Starter and Now he is on a New Team & New systerms to learn…❓
Yes young Skinner has played well so far this year and learning the ropes….
The Oilers No1 Priority
is to make a trade a 2nd paring Left d/man with an Edge & Offenceive capabilitys… its a Huge Hole
The cost will be high….? Jakob Chuycrun type…Or could it be a swap for Bouchard….🤔⁉️
We have 2 RD men Barrie & Bouchard who olay like Ballarinas……..🙈 the d is Weak.
The Oilers 2nd priority
is to get a Big Tough physical forward for the 3rd line, as a replacement for Zack Kassian…… The Oilers Cant have your #1 D/man Danel Nurse doing all the fighting Philly has 3… ❓
The Oilers 3rd priority
is to get a Top six RW Forward to play with Conor & Kane , or to play with Leon & Hyman
Jesse Pulijarvi is not getting it done at $3.M pa. he need a New Start somewhere?
Maybe a Habs guy like 29 yr old RW Josh Anderson Type or
The Sens/Caps Connor Brown a 28yr old who is out now but is a UFA in July..❓Brown would be a nice fit and price on the top 6 RW around $3.M
Bye February time we will know who is making the playoffs and who is not and what players are available for trade
it wont all get done this year, they will have to give up assets & picks and salary Dumps in & out to move to the next level✔️
Right now they would NOT get past Vegas & Colorado….
LA also look good now with a better D and more fire power up front…🤔