NHL Morning Coffee Headlines – December 7, 2013.

Game recaps, plus the latest on Evgeni Malkin, Shea Weber, Scott Hartnell, Ryane Clowe, Jay Pandolfo and more.

NOTE: Game recaps involving Canadian NHL teams can be founded in “Canadian Corner”.

LOS ANGELES TIMES: Ryan Getzlaf and Corey Perry scored in regulation and Jonas Hiller stoned Patrick Kane and Jonathan Toews in a shootout to lift the Anaheim Ducks to a 3-2 win over the Chicago Blackhawks, handing the ‘Hawks their third straight loss.

Red Wings celebrate Johan Franzen's goal against the Devils.

Red Wings celebrate Johan Franzen’s goal against the Devils.

DETROIT FREE PRESS: Johan Franzen scored the game-winner as the Detroit Red Wings held the New Jersey Devils to just 11 shots on route to a 3-1 victory. The Wings also learned Pavel Datsyuk (concussion) will return to action next Tuesday.

COLUMBUS DISPATCH: Curtis McElhinney made 20 saves for his first shutout in three years as the Blue Jackets blanked the Minnesota Wild 4-0.

NEWSOBSERVER.COM: A four-goal effort in the third period  – including tallies from Eric & Jordan Staal – carried the Carolina Hurricanes to a 5-3 win over the San Jose Sharks.

TRIBLIVE.COM: The Pittsburgh Penguins will be without Evgeni Malkin for the second straight game as they face off today against the Boston Bruins.

THE TENNESSEAN: Good news for the Nashville Predators, as captain Shea Weber (eye injury) could return to the lineup for Saturday’s game against Washington.

SPECTOR’S NOTE: Weber will also return wearing a visor. He was fortunate not to suffer a more serious injury.

TBO.COM: Injuries are mounting for the Tampa Bay Lightning, as Victor Hedman and Keith Aulie increased their list of sidelined players to nine.

SPECTOR’S NOTE: It’s starting to take a toll as the Bolts have won only four of their last ten games.

CSNPHILLY.COM: Philadelphia Flyers forward Scott Hartnell will play his 900th career NHL game against Dallas on Saturday.

NORTHJERSEY.COM: Two concussions in eight months has New Jersey Devils forward Ryane Clowe concerned about his long-time health.

CSNNE.COM: Forward Jay Pandolfo has announced his retirement after 15 NHL seasons, including two Stanley Cup championships with the New Jersey Devils.