NHL Morning Coffee Headlines – March 10, 2018
Game recaps, Brad Marchand fined plus updates on Martin Hanzal, Kyle Okposo and more in your NHL morning coffee headlines.
NHL.COM: Seth Jones scored twice as the Columbus Blue Jackets held off the Detroit Red Wings 3-2. The Jackets (77 points) moved to within two point of the third-place Philadelphia Flyers in the Metropolitan Division.
Eric Staal tallied his 37th goal of the season as the Minnesota Wild downed the Vancouver Canucks 5-2. Charlie Coyle and Matt Cullen each collected a goal and an assist.
The Calgary Flames (78 points) edged the Ottawa Senators 2-1 to move within a point of a wild-card spot in the Western Conference. Sam Bennett and Matt Stajan were the Flames’ goal scorers.
Third-period power-play goals by Devin Shore and Jamie Benn lifted the Dallas Stars to a 2-1 win over the Anaheim Ducks.
The NHL department of player safety fined Boston Bruins winger Brad Marchand $2,000.00 for embellishment during a game against Pittsburgh on March 1. Arizona Coyotes forward Nick Cousins also received a $2,000.00 fine for embellishment during a recent game against Minnesota.
DALLAS MORNING NEWS: Stars center Martin Hanzal will undergo spinal fusion surgery and will be sidelined six-to-seven months.
THE BUFFALO NEWS: Sabres winger Kyle Okposo will be sidelined indefinitely by a concussion.
TRIBLIVE.COM: Pittsburgh Penguins forward Bryan Rust was diagnosed with a concussion. Penguins forward Dominik Simon is listed as week-to-week with a lower-body injury. Goaltender Matt Murray (concussion) and winger Zach Aston-Reese (upper body) are “making progress.”
NBC WASHINGTON: The Capitals have officially announced they’ve re-signed general manager Brian MacLellan to a multiyear contract extension.
TSN: The Carolina Hurricanes have sought permission to interview Los Angeles Kings assistant general manager Mike Futa. Earlier this week, the Hurricanes removed Ron Francis as GM.
NBC SPORTS: The NHL is entering the esports market by teaming up with EA Sports “to deliver the 2018 NHL Gaming World Championship, a bracket-style 1-on-1 tournament that will begin on Saturday, March 24 for players in the U.S., Canada and Europe.”