NHL Morning Coffee Headlines – November 23, 2019

NHL Morning Coffee Headlines – November 23, 2019

Game recaps, Flames GM Treliving addresses his club’s recent woes, the latest on the Predators and more in today’s NHL morning coffee headlines.

NHL.COM: Two third-period goals by Jared McCann and John Marino within 25 seconds of each other lifted the Pittsburgh Penguins to a 4-1 victory over the New Jersey Devils. Penguins goaltender Tristan Jarry made 36 saves while teammate Jake Guentzel also scored. Taylor Hall tallied for the Devils, who remain one point above last-place Detroit in the Eastern Conference.

Anthony Duclair is on pace for a career year with the Ottawa Senators (Photo via NHL Images).

Logan Brown’s first career NHL goal proved to be the game-winner in the Ottawa Senators’ 4-1 victory over the New York Rangers. Jean-Gabriel Pageau, Thomas Chabot, and Anthony Duclair each had two points. It was the Senators’ third straight victory, putting them within three points of a wild-card spot in the Eastern Conference. The Senators played without Vladislav Namestnikov, who’s sidelined for a week with a tailbone injury.

SPECTOR’S NOTE: Duclair is off to the best start of his NHL career. With 10 goals and 15 points, he’s second among the Senators’ leading scorers. If he maintains this pace of production, he’ll exceed the career-high  output of his rookie season (20 goals, 44 points) in 2015-16.

CALGARY SUN: Don’t expect Flames general manager Brad Treliving to do anything rash to address his club’s current slump. Instead, he shouldered the blame for the Flames’ performance, insisting he still believes in this group.

SPECTOR’S NOTE: That belief will be put to the test in the coming weeks. If the Flames don’t snap out of their funk soon, Treliving will face growing pressure to do something (coaching change, trade) to shake things up.

THE TENNESSEAN: Speaking of struggling teams, it may be time to worry about the Nashville Predators. They’ve dropped six in a row and are a frustrated bunch right now. The goaltending’s shaky, the defense porous and the offense almost non-existent. Asked about his job security, head coach Peter Laviolette claimed he wasn’t under pressure from management to turn things around.

SPECTOR’S NOTE: Predators GM David Poile’s been in this business long enough not to panic over a losing skid. He’s also not blind to the issues currently plaguing his club. Poile appears to have faith in Laviolette to fix things but won’t hesitate to make a move if the losing continues. He has a recent history of swinging notable in-season deals well before the February trade deadline.


WGR 550: The Buffalo Sabres placed defenseman John Gilmour on waivers after activating Zach Bogosian from injured reserve.

NBC SPORTS PHILADELPHIA: The Flyers activated Scoutt Laughton off long-term injured reserve and placed Nolan Patrick on LTIR.

NHL Morning Coffee Headlines – November 2, 2019

NHL Morning Coffee Headlines – November 2, 2019

The Islanders collect their eighth straight win, John Carlson leads the stars of the month, and more in today’s NHL morning coffee headlines.


NHL.COM: The New York Islanders collected their eighth straight win by downing the Tampa Bay Lightning 5-2. Isles captain Anders Lee scored a goal and added two assists while goaltender Thomas Greiss made 33 saves. The Lightning is 1-2-1 in their last four games.

Winnipeg Jets goaltender Connor Hellebuyck made 51 saves in a 3-2 win over the San Jose Sharks (Photo via NHL Images).

Connor Hellebuyck made 51 saves and Nikolaj Ehlers scored the winning goal late in the third period as the Winnipeg Jets edged the San Jose Sharks 3-2. The Sharks have dropped four consecutive games.

A four-goal first period powered the Washington Capitals to a 6-1 victory over the Buffalo Sabres. Jakub Vrana scored twice while Michal Kempny and Tom Wilson each had three points.

Sebastian Aho, Dougie Hamilton, and Jaccob Slavin had three points each to lead the Carolina Hurricanes over the Detroit Red Wings 7-3. Hurricanes’ goaltender Petr Mrazek picked up his 15th consecutive home victory. Anthony Mantha scored two goals for the Red Wings.

The St. Louis Blues overcame a 3-1 deficit to nip the Columbus Blue Jackets 4-3 in overtime. David Perron tallied the winner and also collected an assist. Pierre-Luc Dubois and Oliver Bjorkstrand each tallied a goal and an assist.

Ryan Getzlaf’s overtime goal lifted the Anaheim Ducks over the Vancouver Canucks by a score of 2-1. Canucks defenseman Quinn Hughes left the game in the first period with an ankle injury. Earlier in the day, the Canucks recalled Sven Baertschi while Micheal Ferland (concussion) was placed on injured reserve.

Roope Hintz scored two goals and Anton Khudobin kicked out 38 shots as the Dallas Stars defeated the Colorado Avalanche 2-1. Avalanche center Nathan MacKinnon scored to extend his points streak to 13 games.

Sean Couturier tallied a goal and an assist and scored the winner in a shootout as the Philadelphia Flyers edged the New Jersey Devils 4-3. Taylor Hall also had a goal and an assist for the Devils. Earlier in the day, the Devils acquired goaltender Louis Domingue from the Lightning in exchange for a conditional seventh-round pick in 2021.


Washington Capitals defenseman John Carlson, Boston Bruins winger David Pastrnak, and Edmonton Oilers winger Leon Draisaitl are the NHL’s three stars for October 2019.

THE SCORE: Pittsburgh Penguins center Evgeni Malkin was activated off injured reserve. He’s expected to be in the lineup for today’s game against the Edmonton Oilers.

SPORTSNET: Hall-of-Famer Doug Gilmour is rejoining the Toronto Maple Leafs as a community representative.

TSN: Speaking of the Leafs, they’ve loaned forward Nic Petan to the AHL’s Toronto Marlies.