NHL Morning Coffee Headlines – November 14, 2019
Islanders and Capitals extend their points streaks, Roberto Luongo joins the Panthers’ front office, and more in today’s NHL morning coffee headlines.
NHL.COM: The New York Islanders extended their points streak to 13 games (12-0-1) by edging the Toronto Maple Leafs 5-4. Anthony Beauvillier scored twice and Derick Brassard collected three points for the Islanders. Leafs captain (and former Isles captain) John Tavares was once again serenaded by chants of “We don’t need you!” by Long Island fans. Leafs winger Zach Hyman made his season debut following recovery from a knee injury.
SPECTOR’S NOTE: As the Isles soar, the Leafs dropped six of their last 10 games (two in overtime), including their last three contests. They’re barely clinging to the last Eastern Conference wild-card spot. They still have plenty of time to reverse their fortunes but the grumbling in Leafs Nation is growing.
The Washington Capitals also extended their points streak to 13 games with a 2-1 win over the Philadelphia Flyers. Braden Holtby made 30 saves while T.J. Oshie and Evgeny Kuznetsov scored in the shootout for the Capitals, who have a league-leading 32 points.
Jean-Gabriel Pageau netted his first career NHL hat trick as the New Jersey Devils doubled out the New Jersey Devils 4-2. Pageau is red hot of late, tallying eight goals in his last six contests.
SPECTOR’S NOTE: Pageau is on pace for a career-best 70-point campaign in his contract year.
Patrick Kane and Dylan Strome each had a goal and two assists to give the Chicago Blackhawks a 5-3 victory over the Vegas Golden Knights. Blackhawks goaltender Corey Crawford made 39 saves.
Joe Pavelski scored twice and Justin Dowling tallied his first NHL goal as the Dallas Stars dropped the Calgary Flames 3-1. Sean Monahan tallied for the Flames.
SUN-SENTINEL.COM: Former Florida Panthers goaltender Roberto Luongo has rejoined the team as a special advisor to general manager Dale Tallon. Luongo announced his retirement over the summer after 19 NHL campaigns, 11 with the Panthers.
TSN.CA: Jason Garrison is suing his financial advisor over negligent advice that ended up costing the former NHL defenseman more than the multi-million dollar salary he earned during a six-year contract ($28 million) with the Vancouver Canucks. Garrison, 35, mow plays in Sweden.
WGR 550: Buffalo Sabres forward Vladimir Sobotka will be sidelined four-to-six weeks with a lower-body injury. Forward Marcus Johansson is day-to-day with an upper-body injury.
— Jeff Paterson (@patersonjeff) November 13, 2019
The #Oilers have recalled defenceman Caleb Jones from the @Condors & have placed defenceman Brandon Manning on Injured Reserve with a hand injury. pic.twitter.com/B1NiCiyiYS — Edmonton Oilers (@EdmontonOilers) November 13, 2019