NHL Morning Coffee Headlines – December 22, 2013.

Game recaps, including another scoring milestone for Jaromir Jagr, Kings goalie Martin Jones ties an NHL record, Marian Gaborik sidelined again, Patrick Kane having a Hart-worthy season and more.

LOS ANGELES TIMES:  Martin Jones won his eighth straight game by backstopping the Kings to a 3-2 shootout victory over the Colorado Avalanche, tying an NHL record by winning his first eight NHL games.

Ryan Getzlaf celebrates his hat trick goal against the Islanders.

Ryan Getzlaf celebrates his hat trick goal against the Islanders.

LOS ANGELES DAILY NEWS: Ryan Getzlaf scored a hat trick to lead the Anaheim Ducks to a 5-3 win over the New York Islanders.

SAN JOSE MERCURY NEWS: Joe Thornton’s shootout goal lifted the San Jose Sharks to a 3-2 win over the Dallas Stars, who also lost defenseman Sergei Gonchar when he was struck in the face by the puck during the second period and didn’t return.

TBO.COM: Radko Gudas scored in overtime to give the Tampa Bay Lightning a 3-2 victory over the Carolina Hurricanes.

COLUMBUS DISPATCH: Four third period goals lifted the Blue Jackets to a 6-3 win over the Philadelphia Flyers but it proved costly as Marian Gaborik, just returned to the lineup from a knee injury, suffered a broken collarbone when he was hit by the Flyers’ Zac Rinaldo. The Flyers also learned Steve Downie will miss 7-10 days to an upper-body injury.

NJ.COM: Andy Greene’s overtime goal gave the New Jersey Devils a 5-4 win over the Washington Capitals. Jaromir Jagr scored his 694th career NHL goal to tie Mark Messier for seventh on the all-time goal list, while Alexander Ovechkin tallied his 30th goal in a losing cause for the Capitals.

BOSTON HERALD: Reilly Smith scored twice and Tuukka Rask made 34 saves as the Boston Bruins downed the Buffalo Sabres 4-1.

NOTE: Games involving Canadian NHL teams are recapped in “Canadian Corner”.

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES: Blackhawks star Patrick Kane is having his best season yet, prompting talk he could be a Hart Trophy candidate.

DETROIT NEWS: Red Wings center Stephen Weiss will undergo sports hernia surgery and is expected to miss eight weeks.

DENVER POST: Colorado Avalanche goalie coach Francois Allaire is proving a big part of the club’s success this season.