NHL Morning Coffee Headlines – November 20, 2022

by | Nov 20, 2022 | News, NHL | 23 comments

The Devils extend their win streak to 12, the Bruins tie a league record for consecutive home wins, the Blues picked up their sixth straight win and much more in today’s NHL Morning Coffee Headlines

NHL.COM: The New Jersey Devils remain red hot by defeating the Ottawa Senators 5-1 to extend their winning streak to 12 games. Yegor Sherangovich and Michael McLeod each had a goal and an assist while Akira Schmid stopped 25 shots for the Devils (15-3-0) as they open a seven-point lead for first place in the Metropolitan Division with 30 points. Derick Brassard replied for the struggling Senators as they fall to 6-10-1.

SPECTOR’S NOTE: Senators captain Brady Tkachuk took exception with some Ottawa fans chanting for the dismissal of head coach D.J. Smith at the end of this game. Tkachuk put the blame for the club’s poor play on himself and his teammates, claiming he was “sick and tired” of the criticism aimed at Smith.

Boston Bruins defenseman Charlie McAvoy (NHL Images).

Speaking of win streaks, the Boston Bruins won their 11th straight home game by thumping the Chicago Blackhawks 6-1. Charlie McAvoy collected four assists and David Pastrnak tallied twice as the Bruins (16-2-0) tied an NHL record for the most season-opening home victories. They sit atop the league’s overall standings with 32 points. Jonathan Toews scored the only goal for the 6-8-3 Blackhawks.

The St. Louis Blues picked up their sixth straight victory by dropping the Anaheim Ducks 6-2. Pavel Buchnevich led the way with two goals and two assists while Robert Thomas had a three-point night as the Blues improve to 9-8-0. Adam Henrique and Cam Fowler replied for the Ducks as their record slides to a league-worst 5-12-1. Earlier in the day, the Ducks activated defenseman Kevin Shattenkirk off injured reserve.

SPECTOR’S NOTE: St. Louis winger Vladimir Tarasenko missed this game due to illness. It’s been a weird start to this season thus far for the Blues. They won their first three games and then lost eight straight before reversing their fortunes with their current win streak.

An overtime goal by Connor McDavid lifted the Edmonton Oilers over the Vegas Golden Knights by a score of 4-3. Ryan Nugent-Hopkins collected three assists while McDavid and Leon Draisaitl each had a goal and an assist as the Oilers improved to 10-8-0. Mark Stone tallied twice for the Golden Knights (14-4-1) as they sit in first place in the Western Conference with 29 points.

The Toronto Maple Leafs beat the Buffalo Sabres 5-2 to hand the latter their eighth straight loss. Leafs winger Mitch Marner collected two assists to extend his points streak to 12 games while William Nylander scored twice and John Tavares had a three-point performance. Alex Tuch and Casey Mittelstadt replied for the 7-11-0 Sabres while the Leafs raised their record to 10-5-4.

SPECTOR’S NOTE: Before the game, the Sabres claimed forward Tyson Jost off waivers from the Minnesota Wild.

Shootout goals by Jonathan Huberdeau and Rasmus Andersson gave the Calgary Flames a 5-4 victory over the Florida Panthers. Adam Ruzicka scored twice and collected an assist for the Flames (8-7-2) while Matthew Tkachuk had a goal and an assist for the 9-7-2 Panthers.

SPECTOR’S NOTE: This was the first game between these two clubs since the trade in July that sent Huberdeau and MacKenzie Weegar to the Flames in exchange for Tkachuk.

Dallas Stars captain Jamie Benn had a goal and two assists in a 5-2 win over the New York Islanders. Joe Pavelski, Tyler Seguin and Mason Marchment each had two points as the Stars extended their record to 11-5-2. Mathew Barzal netted his first two goals of the season for the Islanders as they slide to 11-8-0.

The Seattle Kraken nipped the Los Angeles Kings 3-2 on an overtime goal by Jordan Eberle, who finished the night with two points as the Kraken (10-5-3) have won seven of their last nine games. Phillip Danault and Trevor Moore replied for the 11-8-2 Kings.

Tampa Bay Lightning captain Steven Stamkos tallied in overtime to tame the Nashville Predators 3-2. Nikita Kucherov had a goal and two assists and Brayden Point had two assists for the Lightning to boost their record to 11-6-1. Filip Forsberg and Nino Niederreiter replied for the Predators (8-8-2) while Juuse Saros made 36 saves in a losing cause.

The Colorado Avalanche blanked the Washington Capitals by a score of 4-0. Alexandar Georgiev kicked out 32 shots to pick up his first shutout with the Avalanche (10-5-1) while Cale Makar, Nathan MacKinnon, Andrew Cogliano and Artturi Lehkonken were the goal scorers. Darcy Kuemper made 25 saves against his former club as the banged-up Capitals drop to 7-10-3.

On the night the Minnesota Wild celebrated Alex Goligoski’s 1,000th career game, he scored in overtime in a 2-1 victory over the Carolina Hurricanes. Sam Steel scored the game-tying goal late in the third period for the 8-8-2 Wild while Sebastian Aho tallied for the 10-5-3 Hurricanes.

Pittsburgh Penguins goalie Tristan Jarry stopped 32 shots for his first shutout of the season to blank the Winnipeg Jets 3-0. Jason Zucker, Bryan Rust and Jake Guentzel were the goal scorers while Sidney Crosby collected two assists as the Penguins bolster their record to 8-7-3. Connor Hellebuyck made 29 saves for the 10-5-1 Jets.

SPECTOR’S NOTE: Before the game, the Jets announced winger Nikolaj Ehlers will be sidelined indefinitely as he undergoes sports hernia surgery next week.

The Montreal Canadiens overcame 2-0 and 4-3 deficits to defeat the Philadelphia Flyers 5-4 on a shootout goal by Nick Suzuki, who finished the night with two assists. Cole Caufield scored twice (including the game-tying goal with three seconds on the clock) while Mike Matheson scored in his season debut for the 9-8-1 Canadiens. Owen Tippett scored two goals for the Flyers (7-7-4) as their winless skid extends to six games.

SPECTOR’S NOTE: Canadiens winger Mike Hoffman suffered an undisclosed injury and left the game after the second period. The Flyers went into this contest with winger Travis Konecny sidelined by an upper-body injury. They also lost forward Scott Laughton in the third period with an upper-body injury.

Detroit Red Wings defenseman Filip Hronek scored two goals as his club romped to a 6-1 win over the Columbus Blue Jackets. Dylan Larkin and Moritz Seider each collected three points as the Red Wings improved their record to 9-5-4 while the injury-ravaged Blue Jackets fell to 6-10-1.

New York Rangers netminder Igor Shesterkin made 22 saves as his club held off the San Jose Sharks by a score of 2-1. All the scoring came in the third period as Julien Gauthier and Adam Fox tallied for the Rangers (9-6-4) while Logan Couture replied for the 6-11-3 Sharks.


  1. The Devils have made a believer out of me! That was domination beginning to end. Fitzgerald has quietly built a solid team and while I’m not predicting who they’ll replace among the top 8 in the East, THEY are getting in.

  2. Still don’t want to put the cart before the horse. They play the Top five or six teams in the league next if they can come out of the series including Playing Tampa twice, with six points or more they are for real. I reserve any further praise till then. Well I’m heading out to pick up a Large cup of the best Coffee in the world George’s fav. Timmy’s I intend to wash it all down with about three or four Honey Crullers. My wife goes for the girly brew an Ice Cappuccino yuk!

    • If you watch hockey you would know already they are for real. So are the devils

    • RW

      Bruins ARE for real…. I don’t expect this pace to continue…. But they ARE for real

      Glad you’re drinking the World’s best coffee…. Here we agree 100%

      • Gaaaah! You two should have your taste buds checked. You’re the simple victims of an advertising hype that is losing customers to better-tasting chain-market coffees – none of which are themselves even close to true coffee – and all of it based on the fast-fading (few today remember him at all) history that it was founded by an ex-Leaf (and Sabre)


      • The Bruins are good but the rest of the divisions top teams like Fla. and Tampa bay have taken a step back and even though Detroit,Montreal,Buffalo are better they still are not a threat.Toronto is Toronto a soap opera everyday!

      • Sales may be down for many reasons (likely great marketing by competitors; super saturated market; let’s not forget Covid)…. but not due to taste

        It is simply a great tasting Coffee

        Remember I lost a bet to you and had to buy that very over-hyped ; exorbitantly priced stuff that is marketed to have people somehow believe that “the more you pay the better the taste it is”. It is not. By leaps and bounds, Tim’s tastes better to me

        Can’t speak for anyone else…. But for me…. Tim’s…. Best I’ve ever tasted…. Was in withdrawal recently on trip to US….. most often I was stuck with Starbuck’s …. Not good

      • “Sales may be down for many reasons …. but not due to taste …”

        Heh Pengy … and you know that how exactly other than personal taste?

        Jamaican Blue Mountain is, I grant you, an acquired taste. Don’t like it? Get a sense of taste.

      • Te JBM and…. “Get a sense of taste.”… we brewed 1 pot; I had my cup as promised…. The rest of the pot was shared at a staff meeting that morning… 7 other people didn’t like it

        I donated the rest (remainder of that bag and two other) to a homeless shelter…. And no, before you ask, I did not do it through the company books and did not seek out a charitable donation receipt …. A bet is s bet

    • I drank Timmy’s coffee once.


      I had to go get a coffee at Discovery (local coffee place) to rid my taste buds of that sorry excuse for “coffee.”

    • Wright will be going for a 2 week conditioning stint in the AHL after he is scratched for 5 in a row, and then off to the WJC with Team Canada.

    • Interesting article GeorgeO.

      I drink Tims mostly everyday for the pass 15yrs

      Had Mcs a few time and actually started to enjoy theirs, expect my last two trips, i had to pour out. Not sure if they changed their bean.

      With all that said, sound like selling the brand which brought on down sizing corporate expense, is the main reason behind the decline in sales.

      Side note: i never understood why someone would order a coffee and ask for 2 cream and 2 sugar (double double) or more.

    • Hi Pengy,
      Boston is looking good its the Goaltenders..

      You should Try A Coffee from BC

      Kicking Horse, its a Certified Fair Trade Organic Coffee Roasted in Invermere
      Kick Ass Blend, med roast
      Grizly Paw, Full body both Very Good & reasonable price
      Way better than Tims…

      • “Way better than Tim’s”…. I put that in the realm of Oxymoron statements …. way better tgan AND Tim’s can’t logically exist in the same statement…. LOL

  3. McD…. Another 2 points; including another sick goal….. Ho Hum

    Leafs and Pens Vs last night kicked off a great weekend (another 2 points for Sid…. Picking it up again I hope; Rusty scores…. Good to see; Gino keeps plugging…. nice!

    Weekend can get to spectacularville with Pens V (in Chicago) and Argos V (in Regina) tonight

    Will have to watch Pens game via PVR after as I have have watched every GC live since ‘71(George , OBD and some others here might remember the heartbreak Leon fumble….that had Leo Cahill retort “When Leon slipped, I fell.” ) and like to keep it that way

    • Ahh, I like Leo’s quote “only God can stop us now” better. Talk about inviting a disaster!

  4. How about some love for the dynamic duo in Habland. Suzuki and Caufield making magic together. The torrid pace they’ve set so far may not continue for now but they’ll be carrying the Habs for years to come.

  5. Alex Goligoski’s OT goal last night against my team was a feel good hockey story. His family was there as the team presented him with gifts for playing 1,000 games. Then he tops off the evening by being the OT hero. Even though my team blew it I will have to give the man his due. What a cool way to end the evening. The really neat part was the celebration of the players as they surrounded him after the goal.

  6. Last year and going into this season, i don’t think to many Bruin fans wanted Nic Foligno on the team.

    It would have taken a throw in prospect or draft pick for any team to take him off Boston hands.

    He has now become a very valuable player with Boston, to the point not many bruin fans (including myself) want to see Foligno moved.

    Yesterday against Chicago he was one of Boston best players.

    He claims He played all last season with a bad knee and this season is the best He has felt in some time.

    His play shows that.

    • One thing you can’t teach … heart.

  7. Pengy Ive watched a few Penguins games to me Sid looks uninterested it’s time for a change. Both points last night there was no goalie in the net. Couple games ago he was minus -4 to me he needs a change but won’t happen because he will be part owner one day. Sid Malkin and Letang are way past their prime this team is dying a slow death. For your sake I hope I’m wrong the NHL is better with Penguins in playoffs.

    • Hi Obe

      Agree on the slide by Pens overall…. performance and expectations overall…. Waning

      Can’t agree re Sid being disinterested

      Frustrated…. Yep

      Fed up…. Maybe

      Disinterested…. That I can’t see

      Gino’s 1,000 game tonight… will have to watch it tomorrow…. GC takes precedence (even if Argos were not in it)