NHL Morning Coffee Headlines – December 18, 2018
Game recaps, three stars of the week, injury updates, and more in today’s NHL morning coffee headlines.
NHL.COM: The Anaheim Ducks overcame a 2-0 deficit to double up the Pittsburgh Penguins 4-2. Ducks forwards Ryan Getzlaf and Adam Henrique each had a goal and an assist while teammate Daniel Sprong picked up an assist against his former club.
Columbus Blue Jackets goaltender Sergei Bobrovsky turned aside 28 shots to shut out the Vegas Golden Knights 1-0. Nick Foligno scored the only goal. Golden Knights winger Max Pacioretty left the game with an apparent knee injury and didn’t return. A further update on his condition is expected today. Jackets winger Artemi Panarin missed the game with an undisclosed ailment.
Boston Bruins goalie Jaroslav Halak had a 22-save shutout performance in a 4-0 blanking of the Montreal Canadiens. David Pastrnak and Charlie McAvoy each collected two assists while rookie Colby Cave tallied his first career NHL goal. Following the game, the Canadiens recalled defenseman Victor Mete and reassigned blueliner Noah Juulsen to their AHL affiliate in Laval.
The Ottawa Senators blew a 3-0 lead but Thomas Chabot tallied in overtime to edge the Nashville Predators 4-3. Roman Josi and Ryan Johansen each had three points in a losing effort for the Predators, while former Senator Kyle Turris scrapped with Ottawa winger Bobby Ryan.
New York Islanders netminder Thomas Greiss kicked out 30 shots to defeat the Colorado Avalanche 4-1. Isles forwards Anders Lee and Jordan Eberle each had a goal and an assist. Avs winger and NHL scoring leader Mikko Rantanen had his personal points streak end at 14 games.
Washington Capitals captain Alex Ovechkin, Winnipeg Jets center Mark Scheifele, and Buffalo Sabres captain Jack Eichel are the NHL’s three stars for the week ending Dec. 16.
CHICAGO SUN-TIMES: Blackhawks goaltender Corey Crawford (concussion) was placed on injured reserve. He’ll miss at least the next four games.
NJ.COM: New Jersey Devils netminder Cory Schneider was placed on IR with an abdominal strain.
TWINCITIES.COM: Minnesota Wild defenseman Matt Dumba will be sidelined at least a week with an upper-body injury.
NBC SPORTS: The Philadelphia Flyers have called up goalie Carter Hart and he could get his first start tonight against the Detroit Red Wings.
CBS SPORTS: The Dallas Stars placed defenseman Joel Hanley on waivers.
THE BUFFALO NEWS: The Sabres returned blueliner Matt Tennyson to their AHL affiliate in Rochester.