NHL Morning Coffee Headlines – November 1, 2017

NHL Morning Coffee Headlines – November 1, 2017

Game recaps plus updates on Ryan Getzlaf, Vadim Shipachyov and more in your NHL morning coffee headlines. 

NHL.com: Four unanswered third-period goals by Chris Kreider, Pavel Buchnevich, Mika Zibanejad and Michael Grabner rallied the New York Rangers from a 4-2 deficit to a 6-4 victory over the Vegas Golden Knights. Reilly Smith scored twice for the Golden Knights, who dropped consecutive games for the first time in franchise history. 

Speaking of the Golden Knights, center Vadim Shipachyov was not placed on unconditional waivers yesterday. While it’s expected he’ll receive a mutually agreed-to contract termination allowing him to return to the KHL, he must first repay his $2-million signing bonus. 

The Arizona Coyotes’ hope of winning their second straight game came to naught as they fell 5-3 to the Detroit Red Wings. Dylan Larkin and Darren Helm each had a goal and an assist and goaltender Jimmy Howard made 30 saves. Coyotes rookie sensation Clayton Keller also had a goal and an assist. The Coyotes were playing without defenseman Niklas Hjalmarsson, who’s out indefinitely with an upper-body injury. 

SPECTOR’S NOTE: The Coyotes’ constant losing is overshadowing the fine play of Keller, who leads the Coyotes in scoring by a wide margin. He’s also the leading scorer among NHL rookies this season. 

Matt Dumba’s giveaway in his own zone led to Nikolaj Ehlers’ game winner as the Winnipeg Jets held on for a 2-1 win over the Minnesota Wild. Jets goaltender Connor Hellebuyck had another solid outing, turning aside 28 shots for his sixth win of the season. The Wild also activated winger Nino Niederreiter from injured reserve.

THE ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER: Anaheim Ducks captain Ryan Getzlaf was placed on injured reserve and will miss the next three games. He was struck near his left eye with a puck in his previous game. 

PHILLY.COM: Flyers defenseman Shayne Gostisbehere and rookie center Nolan Patrick remain day-to-day with injuries and won’t travel with the club on their current road trip.

NEWSDAY: New York Islanders co-owner Jon Ledecky hopes the club’s new $7 million practice facility can be a template for what the club hopes will be a new arena in Belmont. The Isles unveiled the state-of-the-art facility yesterday at Northwell Health Ice Center at Eisenhower Park, NY. 

NBC SPORTS: Nashville’s P.K. Subban, Vancouver’s Erik Gudbranson and the NY Rangers’ Henrik Lundqvist were among several NHL players who got creative with their Halloween costumes. 


NHL Morning Coffee Headlines – November 1, 2016

NHL Morning Coffee Headlines – November 1, 2016

Minnesota Wild goalie Devan Dubnyk was named one of the NHL's three stars for the week ending Oct. 30.

Minnesota Wild goalie Devan Dubnyk was named one of the NHL’s three stars for the week ending Oct. 30.

Stars of the week, notable demotions, recalls, injury updates & more in your NHL morning coffee headlines. 

NHL.COM:  Ottawa Senators goaltender Craig Anderson, Minnesota Wild goalie Devan Dubnyk and Montreal Canadiens defenseman Shea Weber are the NHL’s three stars for the week ending October 30, 2016.

THE BUFFALO NEWS: A plea agreement will see the harassment and trespassing charges against Buffalo Sabres left wing Evander Kane dismissed, provided he remains out of trouble for the next six months.

THE HOCKEY NEWS:  The NHL intends to restrict All-Star Game participants to “bona fide players.” That could mean no repeat of a marginal player being selected via fan voting, such as what happened with enforcer John Scott last year. 

SPECTOR’S NOTE: The Scott situation had a happy ending for the league. However, I see the sense in restricting this sort of thing from happening again. Just because the Scott story ended well doesn’t mean another scenario involving a player who is clearly not All-Star caliber couldn’t become an embarrassment for the league. 

THE MERCURY NEWS:  Despite being pointless in his last seven games, Mikkel Boedker will continue to skate on the San Jose Sharks’ top line with Joe Thornton and Joe Pavelski. 

TWINCITIES.COM: Injuries and limited salary-cap space prevented the Minnesota Wild from icing a full lineup for practice yesterday. 

THE DALLAS MORNING NEWS:  Stars winger Ales Hemsky is sidelined five-to-six months following hip surgery.

BOSTON HERALD: Bruins forward David Backes (day-to-day, elbow surgery) will miss the club’s upcoming road trip to Florida. 

THE GLOBE & MAIL’s James Mirtle reports the Toronto Maple Leafs placed defenseman Matt Hunwick on injured reserve. 

NBC SPORTS:  The injury-riddled Los Angeles Kings recalled defenseman Rob Scuderi. 

NJ.COM: Promising center Pavel Zacha is expected to remain with the New Jersey Devils beyond the nine-game deadline for returning him to his junior club. 

ARIZONA SPORTS:  The Coyotes assigned forward Christian Dvorak to their AHL affiliate in Tucson. 

MONTREAL GAZETTE: The Canadiens sent defenseman Mikhail Sergachev back to his OHL club in Windsor. 

THE NEWS & OBSERVER: The Carolina Hurricanes placed forward Martin Frk on waivers for the purpose of demotion to the minors. 

THE HOCKEY NEWS: Check out the 10 best costumes worn by NHL players this Halloween.