NHL Morning Coffee Headlines – November 9, 2019

NHL Morning Coffee Headlines – November 9, 2019

The Lightning edged the Sabres in the first game of the 2019 Global Series, 2020 Global Series sites and teams revealed, and more in today’s NHL morning coffee headlines.

GAME RECAPS

NHL.COM: The Tampa Bay Lightning edged the Buffalo Sabres 3-2 in the first of their two-game NHL Global Series in Stockholm, Sweden. Nikita Kucherov, Alex Killorn, and Yanni Gourde scored for the Bolts while Sam Reinhart tallied both Sabres’ goals. Sabres forward Vladimir Sobotka left the game following a low-bridge hit by Kucherov, who could face supplemental discipline.

Tampa Bay Lightning winger Nikita Kucherov was among the scorers in a 3-2 win over the Buffalo Sabres at the 2020 NHL Global Series in Stockholm (Photo via NHL Images).

Robby Fabbri scored twice as the Detroit Red Wings upset the Boston Bruins 4-2. It was Fabbri’s first game with the Wings since they acquired him in a trade with the St. Louis Blues earlier in the week. Anthony Mantha also tallied a goal and an assist for the Wings. Bruins winger David Pastrnak picked up an assist to extend his points streak to 14 games.

Edmonton Oilers goaltender Mikko Koskinen turned in a 29-save shutout performance in a 4-0 blanking of the New Jersey Devils. Leon Draisaitl scored to extend his points streak to eight games while Ryan Nugent-Hopkins and Alex Chiasson had two points each. Devils defenseman Sami Vatanen left the game in the first period after being elbowed in the head by Chiasson.

The Winnipeg Jets extended their points streak to four games with a 4-1 win over the Vancouver Canucks. Connor Hellebuyck made 32 saves while Kyle Connor scored and collected an assist. Earlier in the day, the Jets reassigned defenceman Ville Heinola from the Manitoba Moose to Lukko Rauma in the Finnish Liiga.

HEADLINES

The NHL announced it will stage regular-season games next season in the Czech Republic and Finland in the 2020 NHL Global Series and preseason contests in Germany and Switzerland as part of the 2020 Global Series challenge. The Boston Bruins and Nashville Predators will take part in the Global Series Challenge while the Colorado Avalanche and Columbus Blue Jackets will face off in the Global Series.

THE SCORE: NHL commissioner Gary Bettman remains resistant to his league’s participation in the Winter Olympics. “I don’t want to sound like a broken record on the subject, but I think going to the Olympics is a challenge for us,” Bettman said during a press conference Friday at the Global Games in Sweden. He feels the Olympic break is very disruptive to the NHL season.

TRIBLIVE.COM: Pittsburgh Penguins defenseman Kris Letang is listed as week-to-week with a lower-body injury.

OTTAWA SUN: Senators center Artem Anisimov was placed on injured reserve with a nagging groin injury. There’s no timetable for his return.

THE DENVER POST: Colorado Avalanche defenseman Nikita Zadorov is sidelined indefinitely after taking a puck to the face during Thursday’s win over the Nashville Predators. He joins sidelined Avs Mikko Rantanen, Gabriel Landeskog, Colin Wilson, and Philipp Grubauer.

CBS SPORTS: Minnesota Wild winger Marcus Foligno (lower body) is questionable for tonight’s contest against the Arizona Coyotes.

NJ.COM: A New Jersey Devils spectator struck by a puck during a 2017 game filed a lawsuit against the club.










NHL Morning Coffee Headlines – March 8, 2019

NHL Morning Coffee Headlines – March 8, 2019

Shutout performances dominate the game recaps in today’s NHL morning coffee headlines. 

NHL.COMPittsburgh Penguins goaltender Matt Murray made 25 saves to shut out the Columbus Blue Jackets 3-0. Phil Kessel snapped a 16-game goalless drought with the game-winning goal and Sidney Crosby (31 goals) scored for the sixth straight game. The Penguins (81 points) vaulted over the Carolina Hurricanes into third place in the Metropolitan Division while the Blue Jackets (77 points) remain two points behind the Montreal Canadiens for the final wild-card berth in the Eastern Conference. 

Ben Bishop’s 31-save shutout gave the Dallas Stars a 4-0 win over the Colorado Avalanche (Photo via NHL Images)

Jason Zucker netted a hat trick and Devan Dubnyk kicked out 25 shots as the Minnesota Wild blanked the Tampa Bay Lightning 3-0. With 74 points, the Wild opened a three-point lead over the Arizona Coyotes for the final Western Conference wild-card spot. It was only the Lightning’s second defeat in their last 14 games. 

Arizona Coyotes goalie Darcy Kuemper had a 30-save shutout performance while teammates Clayton Keller and Jakob Chychrun scored the only goals in a 2-0 victory over the slumping Calgary Flames. The Coyotes (71 points) sit three behind the Wild for the final Western wild-card spot. 

Jake Allen turned aside 28 shots for the St. Louis Blues in a 4-0 blanking of the Los Angeles Kings. Vladimir Tarasenko had a goal and an assist for the Blues (78 points), who move within four points of the Winnipeg Jets for second place in the Central Division. 

Alexander Radulov collected a hat trick and Ben Bishop made 31 stops as the Dallas Stars shut out the Colorado Avalanche 4-0. The Stars (75 points) hold the first wild-card spot in the West while the Avalanche (70 points) sit four points outside the playoff picture. 

The San Jose Sharks (88 points) moved within one point of the Flames for first place in the Western Conference standings by downing the Montreal Canadiens 5-2. Martin Jones made 37 saves and Tomas Hertl tallied his 30th goal of the season. The Canadiens (79 points) hold the second wild card in the Eastern Conference. 

Two late third-period goals by Matt Grzelcyk and Patrice Bergeron lifted the Boston Bruins to a 4-3 win over the Florida Panthers, extending the Bruins points streak to 18 games. Bergeron scored twice while Jonathan Huberdeau tallied two goals and collected an assist for the Panthers. The Bruins (91 points) widened their lead over the Toronto Maple Leafs by four points for second place in the Atlantic Division. 

The New York Islanders doubled up the Ottawa Senators 4-2 to move into a first-place tie with the Washington Capitals (85 points) for the top spot in the Metropolitan Division. Valtteri Filppula scored two goals for the Islanders, who were playing without starting goalie Robin Lehner. He’s listed as day-to-day with an upper-body injury (head) and the club won’t confirm if it’s a concussion. 

Shootout goals by Jonathan Toews, Patrick Kane, and Alex DeBrincat gave the Chicago Blackhawks a 5-4 win over the Buffalo Sabres. Artem Anisimov scored twice for the Blackhawks while Patrick Kane moved into fourth among the franchise scoring leaders with 924 points. 

The Edmonton Oilers kept their faint playoff hopes alive by nipping the Vancouver Canucks 3-2. With 67 points, the Oilers are seven points out of a wild-card spot. Leon Draisaitl extended his points streak to 12 games while Connor McDavid collected two assists. Brock Boeser also had two assists for the Canucks. 

Andreas Athanasiou scored the only goal in a shootout as the Detroit Red Wings edged the New York Rangers 3-2. He also had a goal and an assist in regulation as the Wings snapped an eight-game losing skid. Before the game, the Wings honored Hall-of-Famer and former captain Ted Lindsay, who passed away earlier this week at age 93. Earlier in the day, the Wings announced defenseman Mike Green will miss the remainder of the season as he continues to battle a liver virus. 

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES: The Blackhawks will face the Philadelphia Flyers in Prague to open the 2019-20 NHL season.