NHL Morning Coffee Headlines – November 11, 2016
Game recaps, injury updates and more in your NHL rumor mill.
NHL.com: Carey Price made 24 saves as the Montreal Canadiens defeated the Los Angeles Kings 4-1. The Habs tied a franchise record of most consecutive home wins (nine) to open the season. Before the game, the Canadiens honored goaltender Rogie Vachon, who will be inducted on Monday into the Hockey Hall of Fame. Vachon played on three Stanley Cup winners in Montreal.
SPECTOR’S NOTE: For the first time in several games, the Canadiens kept their shots-against total to below 35. They also pushed their record to 12-1-1.
Jakob Silfverberg scored twice and collected two assists leading the Anaheim Ducks to a 4-2 victory over the Carolina Hurricanes.
Dallas Stars captain Jamie Benn scored twice to snap a nine-game goalless drought as his club doubled up the Calgary Flames 4-2. The Stars also received some good news earlier in the day, as concussed winger Patrick Sharp has resumed skating and could return to action this weekend.
Steven Stamkos scored a goal and set up two others to lead the Tampa Bay Lightning to a 4-1 victory over the New York Islanders.
Calle Jarnkrok scored two goals as the Nashville Predators beat the St. Louis Blues 3-1. Earlier in the day, it was revealed Wayne Gretzky will be part of the Blues roster for their Dec. 31 alumni game against the Chicago Blackhawks at Busch Stadium.
SPECTOR’S NOTE: After Gretzky criticized his own performance in the recent Edmonton Oilers-Winnipeg Jets alumni game, it was assumed he wouldn’t skate in the Blackhawks-Blues game. If he does, it could well be the final time he plays in an alumni game. He’ll likely be a part of the coaching staff for any future games.
Blake Wheeler tallied the winning goal as the Winnipeg Jets edged the Arizona Coyotes 3-2. Earlier in the day, it was reported Coyotes defenseman Oliver Ekman-Larsson was fined $2,000.00 for diving/embellishment.
Eric Staal netted the game-winning goal and Devan Dubnyk stopped 39 shots as the Minnesota Wild downed the Pittsburgh Penguins 4-2.
Jimmy Howard made 36 saves backstopping the Detroit Red Wings to a 3-1 victory over the slumping Vancouver Canucks, handing the Canucks their 10th loss in 11 games. The Canucks also learned earlier in the day winger Jannik Hansen (fractured rib) is sidelined four-to-six weeks. It also proved a costly win for the Wings, as forward Andreas Athanasiou left the game with a lower-body injury.
A four-goal first period carried the Boston Bruins to a 5-2 win over the Columbus Blue Jackets. Earlier in the day, the Bruins announced forward Noel Acciari will miss the next four weeks with a lower-body injury.
Tommy Wingels tallied the game winner to give the San Jose Sharks a 4-2 win over the Florida Panthers.
THE ASSOCIATED PRESS (VIA OTTAWA SUN): Buffalo Sabres winger Tyler Ennis is sidelined indefinitely after undergoing groin surgery.
CHICAGO TRIBUNE: Blackhawks center Artem Anisimov (upper-body injury) is questionable for the next two games.