NHL Morning Coffee Headlines – November 3, 2016



NHL Morning Coffee Headlines – November 3, 2016

Montreal Canadiens goalie Carey Price makes one of his 42 saves against the Vancouver Canucks.

Montreal Canadiens goalie Carey Price makes one of his 42 saves against the Vancouver Canucks.

Game recaps, Senators acquire Condon from Penguins, injury updates & more in your NHL morning coffee headlines.  

NHL.COM: Carey Price put in a 42-save shutout performance as the Montreal Canadiens blanked the Vancouver Canucks 2-0. The victory was the Habs eighth straight, lifting their record to 9-0-1 on the season. 

SPECTOR’S NOTE: Price is showing no ill effects from the knee injury that sidelined him for most of last season. He’s now second among goalies in wins (six) and save percentage (.964) and third in goals-against average (1.17). 

Defenseman Kris Letang and goaltender Matt Murray returned from injury to lead the Pittsburgh Penguins to a 5-1 thumping of the Anaheim Ducks. Letang scored a goal and set up another, while Murray made 32 saves. The Ducks were playing without first-line forwards Ryan Getzlaf  (day-to-day, upper-body injury) and Nick Ritchie (concussion protocol). Earlier in the day, the Ducks placed winger Mason Raymond on unconditional waivers in preparation for a mutual termination of his contract. 

Mark Streit scored the game-tying goal late in the third and Jakub Voracek potted the winner in overtime to lift the Philadelphia Flyers to a 4-3 victory over the Detroit Red Wings. 

TSN: The Ottawa Senators yesterday acquired goaltender Mike Condon from the Pittsburgh Penguins in exchange for a fifth-round pick in 2017. 

SPECTOR’S NOTE: With Andrew Hammond injured and Matt O’Connor still not fully ready for prime time, the Senators needed a quality backup for starter Craig Anderson, whose wife was recently diagnosed with cancer. Condon is an affordable short-term option for Ottawa. 

THE TENNESSEAN’s Adam Vingan reports Nashville Predators center Mike Fisher is day-to-day with an upper-body injury. 

Los Angeles Kings defenseman Tom Gilbert faces a disciplinary hearing today for boarding/charging Anaheim Ducks forward Nick Ritchie in a recent game. 

NHL.COM: St. Louis Blues placed defenseman Robert Bortuzzo (lower-body injury) on injured reserve. 

NBC SPORTS:  The league is investigating the poor ice conditions at Barclays Center, home of the New York Islanders.

THE WASHINGTON POST: Capitals and Wizards owner Ted Leonsis hints at a possible moves of those teams out of their downtown Washington arena.  He stresses he’s not actively seeking to move those franchises to Virginia or Maryland and hasn’t had any active discussions about leaving Verizon Center. Leonsis danced around the suggestion of moving to the current site of RFK Stadium.

SPECTOR’S NOTE: Sounds to me like Leonsis is eyeing a new stadium to house his teams sometime within the next 10 years. 










NHL Morning Coffee Headlines – October 18, 2016



NHL Morning Coffee Headlines – October 18, 2016

Detroit Red Wings defenseman Mike Green celebrates his first career hat trick.

Detroit Red Wings defenseman Mike Green celebrates his first career hat trick.

Notable scores, stars of the week, the end of General Fanager & more in your NHL morning coffee headlines. 

NHL.COM: Mike Green tallied his first career NHL hat trick to lead the Detroit Red Wings to a 5-1 victory over the Ottawa Senators in the Wings final home opener at the Joe Louis Arena.

Jimmy Vesey scored his first NHL goal while Chris Kreider had a goal and an assist as the New York Rangers thumped the San Jose Sharks 7-4. 

Gabe Landeskog’s overtime goal lifted the Colorado Avalanche to a 4-3 win over the Pittsburgh Penguins.

David Pastrnak netted his fourth goal of the season as the Boston Bruins downed the Winnipeg Jets 4-1.

TSN: Edmonton Oilers captain Connor McDavid, Toronto Maple Leafs rookie Auston Matthews and Florida Panthers goaltender Roberto Luongo are the three stars of the NHL’s opening week. 

NBC SPORTS:  The Arizona Coyotes assigned veteran defenseman Zbynek Michalek to the AHL.

THE ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER: The Anaheim Ducks placed winger Mason Raymond on waivers with the intent of demoting him to their AHL farm team.  

LAS VEGAS JOURNAL-REVIEW: Tom Poraszka, founder of GeneralFanager.com, has been hired by the Las Vegas NHL expansion team as a hockey operations analyst.

SPECTOR’S NOTE: Congratulations to Poraszka on his new gig, though it means GeneralFanager is now shuttered. Poraszka was the first to fill the void left by the untimely death of CapGeek founder Matthew Wuest. His site quickly became one of the most used and reliable NHL salary sites around. Fortunately, CapFriendly.com and NHLNumbers.com are still going strong and are as invaluable as GeneralFanager.