NHL Morning Coffee Headlines – December 18, 2018

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 in a 1-0 shutout of the Vegas Golden Knights (Photo via NHL Images)

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.  


NHL Morning Coffee Headlines – December 1, 2017

NHL Morning Coffee Headlines – December 1, 2017

Game recaps, latest Senators news, injury updates, waiver moves and more in your NHL morning coffee headlines.  

NHL.COM: Daniel Sedin netted his 1,000th career NHL point with the game-tying goal as the Vancouver Canucks downed the Nashville Predators 5-3 to snap their four-game losing skid. Brock Boeser also scored twice for the Canucks, who learned earlier in the day that gritty forward Derek Dorsett was forced to retire due to a back injury. 

Brendan Gallagher scored twice and set up another and Carey Price made 28 saves as the Montreal Canadiens extended their winning streak to four with a 6-3 victory over the Detroit Red Wings, handing the latter their sixth straight defeat. The Canadiens were playing without sidelined center Jonathan Drouin and defenseman Shea Weber. Earlier in the day, the Habs made a minor trade, shipping forward Peter Holland to the New York Rangers for forward Adam Cracknell.

Marian Gaborik tallied his first two goals of the season and Jonathan Quick made 27 saves to give the Los Angeles Kings a 5-2 win over the Washington Capitals. Evgeny Kuznetsov netted both of the Capitals’ goals.

Eric Staal scored twice as the Minnesota Wild overcame a 2-1 deficit to double up the Vegas Golden Knights 4-2. Earlier in the day, the Wild claimed defenseman Nate Prosser off waivers from the St. Louis Blues after learning blueliner Jared Spurgeon will be out for two weeks with a groin strain. The Knights had activated defenseman Luca Sbisa off injured reserve but placed forwards David Perron and William Carrier on IR. 

Mark Jankowski scored a pair of goals and Mike Smith had a 28-save shutout as the Calgary Flames blanked the Arizona Coyotes 3-0. It was Smith’s first game against his former club since being dealt to Calgary in the offseason. 

Edmonton Oilers defenseman Kris Russell accidentally scored the winning goal into his own net as his club fell 6-4 to the Toronto Maple Leafs. Prior to his gaffe, Russell had a goal and an assist. The Leafs William Nylander scored and set up two others. The Oilers were playing without starting goalie Cam Talbot, who’s out at least two weeks with an upper-body injury. 

Mattias Janmark scored twice, including in overtime, to lift the Dallas Stars to a 4-3 victory over the Chicago Blackhawks.

OTTAWA SUN: Senators captain Erik Karlsson said he won’t accept a hometown discount on his next contract. Karlsson is eligible in 2019 for unrestricted free agency and intends to seek market value. He was responding to comments on Wednesday by Los Angeles Kings defenseman Drew Doughty suggesting he could touch base with Karlsson for advice during his own contract talks. Like Karlsson, Doughty is eligible for UFA status in 2019. 

SPECTOR’S NOTE: Karlsson is one of the league’s very best defenseman, a two-time winner of the Norris Trophy as the league’s best blueliner. He could command over $11 million annually. 

Speaking of the Senators, team president and CEO Tom Anselmi denied rumors claiming team owner Eugene Melnyk was planning to sell the club. “I have no idea where it’s coming from. There’s nothing to it and I just have no idea where it’s from,” Anselmi said Thursday. 

NEW YORK DAILY NEWS: Rangers center Mika Zibanejad has been diagnosed with a concussion and is sidelined indefinitely. 

TAMPA BAY TIMES: Lightning forward Cedric Paquette received a one-game suspension for boarding Boston Bruins defenseman Torey Krug. 

THE BUFFALO NEWS: The Sabres placed defenseman Matt Tennyson on waivers.