NHL Morning Coffee Headlines – February 16, 2017

by | Feb 16, 2017 | News, NHL | 5 comments

Florida Panthers winger Jaromir Jagr becomes the second player in NHL history to tally 1,900 career points.

Game recaps, another milestone for Jagr, Nyquist suspended & more in your NHL morning coffee headlines.

NHL.COM: Florida Panthers right wing Jaromir Jagr became only the second player in NHL history to reach 1,900 career points, picking up an assist in his club’s 6-5 win over the San Jose Sharks.

Jonathan Huberdeau scored the winner in overtime while Nick Bjugstad and Aleksander Barkov each scored twice for the Panthers. Joe Pavelski scored twice and set up two others for the Sharks. Cramps forced Panthers goalie Roberto Luongo from the game late in the third, but he’s not expected to be ready for their next game.

Alexander Wennberg, Seth Jones and Zach Werenski each collected two assists as the Columbus Blue Jackets defeated the Toronto Maple Leafs 5-2. Nazem Kadri scored both of the Leafs goals.

Matthew Tkachuk tallied a goal and set up another while Brian Elliott made 33 saves to give the Calgary Flames a 3-1 win over the Philadelphia Flyers. Flames forward Alex Chiasson was ejected from the game for spearing Flyers forward Nick Cousin. Earlier in the day, the Flames also signed free-agent defenseman Matt Bartkowski to a professional tryout offer

Carter Hutton made 25 saves for his second straight shutout as the St. Louis Blues extended their win streak to five games by blanking the Detroit Red Wings 2-0. Before the game, the Wings honored their late owner Mike Ilitch, who passed away Friday at age 87. Earlier in the day, the Wings learned forward Gustav Nyquist received a six-game suspension for high-sticking Minnesota Wild defenseman Jared Spurgeon in the face last Sunday. 

ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER: Anaheim Ducks center Antoine Vermette faces an automatic 10-game suspension as a result of his slashing a linesman during the Ducks’ 1-0 win over the Minnesota Wild. 

TSN: The new contract of recently-hired Montreal Canadiens head coach Claude Julien is a five-year deal at $5 million annually. 

WASHINGTON POST: The Capitals yesterday acquired defenseman Tom Gilbert from the Los Angeles Kings in exchange for a conditional fifth-round pick in 2017. He cleared waivers earlier this month and will report to the Capitals’ AHL affiliate in Hershey. 

THE TENNESSEAN: For the first time in franchise history, the Nashville Predators are poised to sell out every home game.

NBC SPORTS: Former NHL forward Mike Comrie is under investigation by the Los Angeles Police after a woman claimed he repeatedly raped her at his residence. 

THE PLAYERS TRIBUNE: Former NHL goaltender Corey Hirsch writes about his battle with obsessive compulsive disorder, which nearly drove him to suicide during his playing career. 









5 Comments

  1. It’s becoming more apparent each game, kids aren’t quite ready for the playoffs. Time to move the last few pieces JVR Bozek Komorov, whether it’s the deadline or the summer. Time to name Kadri captain one of the few that gives his all every night. Matthews time will come we need a face now

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    • Ya I like Kadri but I’d rather wait it out and go without for now. Not saying it should be a rookie or Rielly or whoever Im just not sure it should be Kadri. This is kinda why I think the Leafs could actually use a guy with some experience who hasn’t been around for some of the collapses in the past. I get the build with youth outlook but at some point you need a guy or 2 who have been around a while and had some success sprinkled in there that play a role a little larger than a guy like Martin who has been decent.
      I agree with moving Komarov JVR Bozak even tho it may seem counter productive to what I’m saying with vet but I think they could use some new voices in the room.

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    • A rat like kadri wouldn’t even be able to talk to the refs if he was captain! The refs despise kadri from all his flopping and diving

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  2. Hmm wonder if PK doesn’t sell some tickets.

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    • He’s been hurt and hasn’t looked very good I’d look at a forsberg

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