NHL Morning Coffee Headlines – November 21, 2018
Oilers edge Sharks in overtime, Connor McDavid and Joe Thornton reach milestones, injury updates and more in your NHL morning coffee headlines.
NHL.COM: Hired earlier in the day by the Edmonton Oilers, Ken Hitchcock got his first win with his new team as they edged the San Jose Sharks 4-3 in last night’s only game on the NHL schedule. Leon Draisaitl tallied the winner in overtime while teammate Connor McDavid scored his 100th career NHL goal. Sharks center Joe Thornton picked up his 1,033rd career NHL assist to tie Mario Lemieux for 11th on the all-time list.
BOSTON HERALD: Bruins center Patrice Bergeron will miss the next four weeks with “a rib and sternoclavicular injury.”
SPECTOR’S NOTE: The injuries are mounting for the banged-up Bruins, as Bergeron joins Zdeno Chara, Charlie McAvoy, Brandon Carlo, Kevan Miller, John Moore, and Urho Vaakanainen on the sidelines.
DALLAS MORNING NEWS: Stars goaltender Ben Bishop will be sidelined for one week with a lower-body muscle strain.
NBC SPORTS: Washington Capitals defenseman Brooks Orpik “underwent an arthroscopic surgical procedure on his right knee and is expected to miss four-to-six weeks.”
SPORTSNET: Montreal Canadiens defenseman Noah Juulsen is out indefinitely after suffering a facial fracture in Monday’s game against the Washington Capitals.
TSN: The Anaheim city council approved a deal that extends the Ducks’ lease agreement at the Honda Center to 2048.
SPECTOR’S NOTE: Keep that in mind if relocation speculation ever surfaces about the Ducks.
TORONTO STAR: Former NHL player and coach Dan Maloney passed away at age 68. A first-round pick of the Chicago Blackhawks in 1970, Maloney played 11 seasons with the Blackhawks, Los Angeles Kings, Detroit Red Wings, and Toronto Maple Leafs. He also coached the Leafs for two seasons (1984-85, 1985-86) and the Winnipeg Jets from 1986-87 to 1988-89.
SPECTOR’S NOTE: My condolences to Maloney’s family, friends, and former teammates.