NHL Morning Coffee Headlines – April 4, 2014

Game recaps plus updates on Drew Doughty, Pavel Datsyuk, Ryan McDonagh, Roberto Luongo and more.

STLTODAY.COM: Brenden Morrow scored the game winner as the St. Louis Blues won a franchise record 52nd game in downing the Buffalo Sabres 2-1.

Marian Hossa scores the game-winning goal against the Wild.

Marian Hossa scores the game-winning goal against the Wild.

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES: Marian Hossa scored in a shootout as the Chicago Blackhawks edged the Minnesota Wild 3-2.

COLUMBUS DISPATCH: Sergei Bobrovsky made 30 saves as the Blue Jackets blanked the Philadelphia Flyers 2-0.

NEWSOBSERVER.COM: John-Michael Liles had a three-point performance and Anton Khudobin made 33 saves to lift the Carolina Hurricanes to a 4-1 win over the Dallas Stars.

DENVER POST: Tyson Barrie scored the game-tying and winning goals as the Colorado Avalanche edged the New York Rangers 3-2.

SAN JOSE MERCURY NEWS: Brent Burns and Logan Couture scored to carry the San Jose Sharks to a 2-1 win over the Los Angeles Kings. The loss was additionally costly for the Kings, as defenseman Drew Doughty left the game in the first period with an upper-body injury.

SPECTOR’S NOTE: Games involving Canadian NHL teams are recapped in Canadian Corner. The Blue Jackets hold the final playoff berth in the Eastern Conference with a one-point lead over the Toronto Maple Leafs. The Hurricanes are six points back and kept their faint playoff hopes alive. 

DETROIT NEWS: Red Wings star Pavel Datsyuk returns to action tonight against the Buffalo Sabres.

NEW YORK POST: Rangers defenseman Ryan McDonagh is listed day-to-day with a left shoulder injury.

MIAMI HERALD: Roberto Luongo (mild concussion) could return to the lineup when the Panthers meet the Calgary Flames tonight.