NHL Morning Coffee Headlines – November 29, 2022
The Devils and Golden Knights each collect their 10th road win of the season, Mitch Marner and Jason Robertson extend their points streaks, the three stars of the week are announced, and more in today’s NHL Morning Coffee Headlines.
NHL.COM: The New Jersey Devils picked up their 10th road win of the season with a 5-3 victory over the New York Rangers. Yegor Sherangovich scored two goals and Vitek Vanecek stopped 35 shots as the Devils (19-4-0) take over first place in the overall standings with 38 points. Artemi Panarin, Mika Zibanejad and Vincent Trocheck replied for the 10-9-4 Rangers.
SPECTOR’S NOTE: The Rangers’ struggles this season can be tied in part to Igor Shesterkin’s difficulties between the pipes. He seems to have lost the form that earned him the Vezina Trophy last season and shouldered the blame for the loss against the Devils.
A shootout goal by Paul Cotter lifted the Vegas Golden Knights to their 10th road win as they dropped the Columbus Blue Jackets 3-2. William Karlsson and William Carrier gave Vegas a 2-0 lead but the Jackets rallied on goals by Johnny Gaudreau and Boone Jenner. The Golden Knights (17-6-1) sit in first place in the Western Conference with 35 points while the Blue Jackets (7-12-2) remain mired at the bottom of the Eastern Conference standings.
SPECTOR’S NOTE: The Devils and Golden Knights are the first clubs to reach 10 road wins this season. Vegas defenseman Alex Pietrangelo missed this game for personal reasons.
Toronto Maple Leafs winger Mitch Marner scored to extend his points streak to 17 games as his club doubled up the Detroit Red Wings by a score of 4-2. Matt Murray kicked out 44 shots while Auston Matthews and Rasmus Sandin each had a goal and an assist for the Leafs (14-5-5), who are unbeaten in the last nine games (7-0-2). The Red Wings (11-6-4) got goals from Moritz Seider and Adam Erne.
Dallas Stars winger Jason Robertson extended his points streak to 16 games in a 4-1 victory over the St. Louis Blues. Robertson tallied his league-leading 19th goal of the season while Jamie Benn and Wyatt Johnston each had two points for the 13-6-4 Stars. Brandon Saad replied for the Blues as they fall to 11-11-0. They played without center Robert Thomas, who is day-to-day with a lower-body injury.
An overtime goal by Leon Draisaitl gave the Edmonton Oilers a 4-3 win over the Florida Panthers. Connor McDavid and Zach Hyman each had three points for the Oilers as they improve their record to 12-10-0. Matthew Tkachuk remains a thorn in the Oilers’ side with his new team as he tallied a goal and collected an assist for the 10-8-4 Panthers.
The Tampa Bay Lightning got an overtime goal by Steven Stamkos to beat the Buffalo Sabres 6-5. Stamkos scored twice and collected an assist for the Lightning (13-7-1) as he now sits two points shy of 1,000 career points. Nikita Kucherov and Mikhail Sergachev had three assists for the Bolts. Tage Thompson had a goal and an assist for the 9-12-1 Sabres.
Stars winger Jason Robertson, Winnipeg Jets defenseman Josh Morrissey and New York Islanders goaltender Ilya Sorokin are the NHL’s three stars for the week ending Nov. 27, 2022.
SPORTSNET: The Philadelphia Flyers placed winger Travis Konecny (upper body) on injured reserve retroactive to Nov. 17.
THE SCORE: Boston Bruins goaltender Linus Ullmark has been cleared to play after suffering an apparent arm injury on Friday against the Carolina Hurricanes.
NBC SPORTS BOSTON: The Bruins also placed defenseman Anton Stralman on waivers as they prepare to make room for blueliner Derek Forbort’s return from injury.
SAN JOSE HOCKEY NOW: The Sharks have placed goaltender James Reimer on IR with a lower-body injury and is considered day-to-day. Defenseman Mario Ferraro has a foot injury that could sideline him on a week-to-week basis.
COLORADO HOCKEY NOW: The Avalanche signed winger Alex Galchenyuk on a one-year, two-way contract worth $750K at the NHL level.
TWINCITIES.COM: The Minnesota Wild sent struggling rookie forward Marco Rossi to their AHL affiliate in Iowa.
TSN: Hall-of-Famer Scott Niedermayer has been added to Team Canada’s staff for the upcoming Spengler Cup next month.
Devils keep rolling along leaf’s as well Bruins will have just enough room to add Forbert. Once Stralman is cleared according to what I saw on puckpieda Getting everyone back healthy for bruins should help defensively tighten up a little more especially on pk
Brilliant deduction Sherlock. Yawn.
Im still waiting for the Jack eichel trade lol. Or bruins missing the playoffs. Stick to ringette
Is there any such thing as to much depth ?
Oh yeah, Joe, there truly is. And that’s when those teams that do have solid depth up and down the line-up find themselves forced to deal some of it away as some come up for new contracts and they simply run out of cap room under a hard cap. Main reason why long-running dynasties (5 in a row – 4 in a row) such as those enjoyed by the Habs and Islanders, as examples, are confined to NHL history.
Florida’s making a cottage industry out of blowing leads. Habs may wind up with a second lottery pick after all.
That would be hilarious!
Florida needs to pick up the pace if they want to catch the NHL leaders in blown leads, the Canucks of course.
Think Johnny Hockey is still happy that he chose to go to Columbus and not to NJ?
Well, as they say, in hindsight everything becomes much clearer.
Looking back, George, you’re right.
He’s at better than a point per game and hasn’t so much as hinted at disappointment with his decision. You’re forgetting (or perhaps don’t know) that he cited the Jackets’ exciting future as one of his reasons for signing with Columbus. Twenty-odd games into his first season with Columbus is not very far into that future.
Do we know that NJ was interested in Johnny?
They addressed their biggest problem in net and traded for Haula from BOS and are now up against the cap. Neither are big $ guys, so somebody good off the roster would have to moved to fit Johnny into the cap.
Judging from about two or three bruins sites. These are real sports writers not folks who write into to post their expressions on sites like these. Looks like the bruins are getting ready to make a trade.