NHL Morning Coffee Headlines – November 21, 2017
NHL.COM: Johnny Gaudreau extended his points streak to 10 games with a goal and an assist as the Calgary Flames burned the Washington Capitals 4-1. The red-hot Flames have won seven of their last nine games.
Ryan Johansen got his 300th career NHL point and was among six Nashville Predators to collect two points in their 5-3 victory over the Winnipeg Jets. The Preds have now won seven of their last eight contests. Mathieu Perreault scored twice for the Jets.
Clayton Keller and Max Domi each had two points to give the Arizona Coyotes a 3-2 win over the Toronto Maple Leafs. The Coyotes, who snapped the Leafs six-game winning streak, have won three games in a row, all on the road against eastern Canadian teams
John Moore scored in overtime as the New Jersey Devils edged the Minnesota Wild 4-3. The Wild had rallied back to force the extra frame on two goals by Mikael Granlund. The Wild welcomed back Charlie Coyle, who missed 16 games with a fractured right fibula. They also placed winger Zach Parise on long-term injured reserve.
Antoine Vermette’s shootout goal was the game winner as the Anaheim Ducks nipped the San Jose Sharks 3-2, giving goalie Reto Berra his first victory since Dec. 1, 2015.
Sergei Bobrovsky made 30 saves as the Columbus Blue Jackets held on for a 3-2 victory over the Buffalo Sabres. It was the Jackets fourth consecutive win and the Sabres sixth straight loss.
Carolina Hurricanes forward Teuvo Teravainen, Toronto Maple Leafs goaltender Frederik Andersen and Colorado Avalanche center Nathan MacKinnon are the NHL’s three stars for the week ending Nov. 19.
DALLAS MORNING NEWS: Dallas Stars defenseman Marc Methot underwent arthroscopic knee surgery and is sidelined four-to-six weeks. Center Martin Hanzal will miss the next three games with a hand injury and goalie Kari Lehtonen is out due to personal reasons.
STLTODAY.COM: Blues defenseman Jay Bouwmeester returns to the lineup tonight for the first time this season. He fractured his ankle back in September.
THE PROVINCE: The Vancouver Canucks placed right wing Anton Rodin on unconditional waivers yesterday as the two sides mutually agreed to terminate his contract.
MONTREAL GAZETTE: Angela Price, wife of Canadiens goaltender Carey Price, took to social media to dispel rumors she was planning to divorce her husband and wanted to leave Montreal.
SPECTOR’S NOTE: That nasty bit of unfounded gossip was among the recent spate of conspiracy theories over why it’s taken Price so long to return to action from a supposedly minor lower-body injury.