NHL Morning Coffee Headlines – March 10, 2018

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.

Seth Jones’ two-goal performance powered the Columbus Blue Jackets to a 3-2 win over the Detroit Red Wings (Photo via NHL Images)

  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.”