NHL Morning Coffee Headlines – November 5, 2019

NHL Morning Coffee Headlines – November 5, 2019

Brad Marchand and David Pastrnak continue their points streak, the three stars of the week, injury updates, and more in today’s NHL morning coffee headlines.


NHL.COM: The Boston Bruins blew a 3-0 lead but rallied to defeat the Pittsburgh Penguins 6-4. Brad Marchand led the way with two goals and three assists while David Pastrnak collected a goal and an assist. Marchand is on a 13-game points streak while Pastrnak has points in 12 straight games. The Bruins move to 8-0-2 in their last 10 contests.

Boston Bruins winger Brad Marchand’s five-point performance led the Boston Bruins to a 6-4 win over the Pittsburgh Penguins (Photo via NHL Images).

SPECTOR’S NOTE: Pastrnak (29 points) and Marchand (28 points) sit one-two atop the NHL scoring leader board.

Bruins defenseman Charlie McAvoy left the game in the third period after striking his head against a goalpost. Boston coach Bruce Cassidy believes McAvoy suffered a cut. Penguins blueliner Kris Letang (undisclosed injury) also departed in the third period.

Derek Stepan overtime goal lifted the Arizona Coyotes to a 3-2 victory over the Edmonton Oilers. Darcy Kuemper kicked out 26 shots for the Coyotes. Connor McDavid scored for the Oilers, who picked up a point to remain atop the Western Conference standings.

A five-goal outburst by the Nashville Predators powered them to a 6-1 drubbing of the Detroit Red Wings. Matt Duchene tallied twice while Filip Forsberg and Roman Josi each had a goal and an assist. The floundering Red Wings are 1-10-1 in their last dozen games.

Jean-Gabriel Pageau scored twice as the Ottawa Senators thumped the New York Rangers 6-2. Former Ranger Vladislav Namestnikov picked up a goal and an assist while Anders Nilsson made 32 saves for the win. Rangers rookie Kaapo Kakko had a two-point performance.


Vancouver Canucks center Elias Pettersson, Washington Capitals left wing Jakub Vrana, and Edmonton Oilers goaltender Mike Smith are the NHL’s three stars for the week ending November 3, 2019.

NBC SPORTS PHILADELPHIA: Flyers center Sean Couturier is dealing with a shoulder strain, limiting his ability to take faceoffs.

LAS VEGAS REVIEW-JOURNAL: Golden Knights winger Alex Tuch remains day-to-day with an upper-body injury.

CBS SPORTS: Vancouver Canucks winger Tyler Motte will be sidelined four weeks with a lower-body injury. Winnipeg Jets defenseman Tucker Poolman is day-to-day with an upper-body injury.

NBC SPORTS BAY AREA: The San Jose Sharks recalled defenseman Radim Simek from his conditioning stint with their AHL affiliate.

NHL Morning Coffee Headlines – July 25, 2018

NHL Morning Coffee Headlines – July 25, 2018

Austin Watson pleads no contest to domestic assault, an update on Jake Gardiner, the latest notable contract signings and more in your NHL morning coffee headlines.

THE TENNESSEAN: Nashville Predators forward Austin Watson yesterday pleaded no contest to a criminal misdemeanor domestic assault charge involving an incident with his girlfriend at a gas station last month and received three months probation. The NHL released a statement indicating it will launch an investigation to determine if Watson will receive league discipline. Watson’s attorney said his client will cooperate with the league investigation.

SPECTOR’S NOTE: Watson could receive a fine or a suspension from the league, which could come before the start of the 2018-19 season.

TSN: The Athletic’s James Mirtle yesterday said he knows agent Pat Brisson, who represents defenseman Jake Gardiner, has met with Toronto Maple Leafs general manager Kyle Dubas to discuss a new contract for his client.

The agent for defenseman Jake Gardiner has reportedly met with Toronto Maple Leafs management to discuss his contract (Photo via NHL Images).

SPECTOR’S NOTE: Gardiner is due to become an unrestricted free agent next July. So far, there’s no word the two sides are actively pursuing a contract extension.

Gardiner was made the goat by Leafs fans for the club’s Game 7 defeat to the Boston Bruins in the opening round of the 2018 playoffs. To his credit, the blueliner took responsibility for what he called one of the worst moments of his career. However, that hasn’t prevented some Leafs followers calling for management to trade him

ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER: The Anaheim Ducks avoided salary arbitration with defenseman Brandon Montour as the two sides agreed to a two-year, $6.775-million contract. “Montour will make $3.250 million in 2018-19 and $3.525 million the following season.”

STLTODAY.COM: The St. Louis Blues and defenseman Joel Edmundson also avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year deal worth $3 million.

NBC SPORTS: A month after being traded to the Colorado Avalanche and being bought out of the final season of his contract, defenseman Brooks Orpik has returned to the Washington Capitals. He signed a one-year, $1-million contract with the Caps, who shipped him to the Avalanche to free up salary to re-sign pending free agents such as blueliner John Carlson.

WINNIPEG SUN: The Jets yesterday re-signed defenseman Tucker Poolman to a three-year, $2.325-million contract and avoided salary arbitration with winger Marko Dano by agreeing to a one-year, $800K deal.

TRIBLIVE.COM: Pittsburgh Penguins co-owner Mario Lemieux has put his “50-room Quebec castle on the market Tuesday with an asking price of $21,999,066.”

TSN: A lawyer for former NHL players who filed lawsuits against the league won’t appeal a judge’s decision to deny their motion to proceed as a class action suit. It’s now up to those players to file individual suits against the league. 

THE NEWS & OBSERVER: Chuck Kaiton, the long-time play-by-play man for the Carolina Hurricanes, is out of a job after 39 years. He and the club were unable to reach agreement on a new contract. Kaiton began covering the team in 1979 when they were known as the Hartford Whalers.