NHL Morning Coffee Headlines – October 27, 2016
Game recaps, notable injury updates and more in your NHL morning coffee headlines.
NHL.COM: Shea Weber late-third period power-play goal lifted the Montreal Canadiens to a 3-2 win over the New York Islanders, extending the Habs winning streak to five games.
SPECTOR’S NOTE: Weber continues to be a strong fit with the Canadiens in the early going of this season. He currently leads the club with nine points in seven games.
Benoit Pouliot’s two goals helped the Edmonton Oilers down the Washington Capitals 4-1, giving the Oilers their fourth straight victory. Oilers captain Connor McDavid also collected two assists.
SPECTOR’S NOTE: Those two assists move McDavid into sole possession of the NHL scoring lead (11 points), one up on Toronto Maple Leafs rookie star Auston Matthews and Boston Bruins winger Brad Marchand.
Brandon Pirri scored twice as the New York Rangers overcame a 2-0 deficit to down the Boston Bruins 5-2. Earlier in the day, the Bruins learned forward David Backes could miss at least two games following a surgical procedure on his elbow.
Jakob Silfverberg scored a short-handed goal and a power-play marker as the Anaheim Ducks thumped the Nashville Predators 6-1. The Ducks achieved this win without captain Ryan Getzlaf (forearm injury). Earlier in the day the club called up Dustin Tokarski to replace sidelined backup Jonathan Bernier.
ESPN.COM: The NHL signed a 16-year deal with Fanatics, giving that company exclusive rights to make NHL fan-replica jerseys.