Game recaps plus the latest on Henrik Zetterberg, Martin Erat, Adam Burish, Nick Leddy and more.

Ryan Callahan celebrates one of his two goals against the Avalanche.

Ryan Callahan celebrates one of his two goals against the Avalanche.

NEW YORK POST: The recent trade rumors swirling about New York Rangers captain Ryan Callahan didn’t affect his performance against the Colorado Avalanche, as he scored twice to lead the Blueshirts to a 5-1 victory.

SPECTOR’S NOTE: I’ll have more on Callahan and the trade speculation dogging him in my “Rumors” section.

DALLAS MORNING NEWS: Two unanswered third period goals by Antoine Roussel and Ryan Garbutt lifted the Dallas Stars to a 3-1 win over the Phoenix Coyotes.

NEW YORK DAILY NEWS: Andrew MacDonald tallied the game’s only goal as the New York Islanders blanked the struggling Washington Capitals 1-0.

TWINCITIES.COM: Darcy Kuemper made 34 saves backstopping the Minnesota Wild to a 2-1 victory over the Tampa Bay Lightning.

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

DETROIT NEWS: Bob Wojnowski sings the praises of Red Wings captain Henrik Zetterberg.

WASHINGTON POST: Martin Erat was selected by the Czech Republic coach to replace injured winger Vladimir Sobotka over Calgary’s Jiri Hudler and Phoenix’s Radim Vrbata.

SPECTOR’S NOTE: The Czech coach believes Erat will fill the need for a two-way forward created by Sobotka’s injury.  I still believe they would be better off with Hudler or Vrbata.

CSN BAY AREA: Adam Burish (back injury) is set to finally make his season debut with the Sharks this week.

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES: Blackhawks defenseman Nick Leddy is starting to prove he can be an offensive presence.

NJ.COM: In an effort to improve his offense, New Jersey Devils coach Pete DeBoer is shaking up his top two lines, separating Jaromir Jagr and Travis Zajac.

SPECTOR’S NOTE: Jagr wasn’t pleased with the move but there’s little DeBoer can do until management lands him a scoring left wing before the trade deadline.

PHILLY.COM: Keith Allen, the first general manager of the Philadelphia Flyers, passed away at age 90. Allen was the architect of the Flyers two Stanley Cup championship teams.

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One Response to NHL Morning Coffee Headlines – February 5, 2014

  1. hugh says:

    czech team would probably be better if they had any of those forementioned players instead of petr nedved.

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