NHL Morning Coffee Headlines – October 14, 2019
The Penguins crush the Jets, Sharks fans welcome back Patrick Marleau, the Golden Knights down the Kings, and more in today’s NHL morning coffee headlines.
NHL.COM: The Pittsburgh Penguins extended their winning streak to three games by crushing the Winnipeg Jets 7-2. Jake Guentzel, Zach Aston-Reese, and Sam Lafferty each scored twice, Sidney Crosby collected two assists, and Kris Letang picked up his 500th career point. Penguins defenseman Jack Johnson was a healthy scratch as Erik Gudbranson (himself a recent scratch) returned to the lineup.
SPECTOR’S NOTE: The Penguins were supposed to struggle with centers Evgeni Malkin and Nick Bjugstad on the sidelines. This contest, however, was their third seven-goal game and the second in a row, coming off a 7-4 victory over the Minnesota Wild the night before.
Paul Stastny scored twice and set up two others to lead the Vegas Golden Knights to a 5-2 win over the Los Angeles Kings. Max Pacioretty also had a three-point performance for the Golden Knights, who went three-for-three with the man advantage.
The San Jose Sharks defeated the Calgary Flames 3-1 on a goal and an assist by Tomas Hertl. Patrick Marleau received a standing ovation by Sharks fans in his first home game since rejoining the club last week. He also picked up an assist. The Sharks revealed defenseman Jacob Middleton will be sidelined four-to-six weeks with an undisclosed injury.
NEW YORK POST: Rangers winger Chris Kreider is listed as day-to-day with a left injury suffered during Saturday’s 4-1 loss to the Edmonton Oilers. He’ll be re-evaluated today.
Today is an off day for the Coyotes in Winnipeg. No word yet on the extent of Nik Hjalmarsson’s injury, but the plan is to recall a defenseman (not sure which one yet) on Monday. https://t.co/4pdT91k1Ye
— Craig Morgan (@craigsmorgan) October 13, 2019
— Edmonton Oilers (@EdmontonOilers) October 13, 2019
TWINCITIES.COM: The Minnesota Wild have called up forward Gerry Mayhew from their Iowa AHL affiliate.
SPORTSNET: The Ottawa Senators postponed their search for a new president of hockey operations until the end of the season.