Game recaps, including the latest on Patrik Elias, John Tavares, Brad Richards, Martin St. Louis, Tomas Hertl, Antti Raanta, Shawn Thornton and more.

Jonas Hiller congratulates captain Ryan Getzlaf following their victory over the Sharks.

Jonas Hiller congratulates captain Ryan Getzlaf following their victory over the Sharks.

LOS ANGELES TIMES: Five goals in less than 12 minutes lifted the Anaheim Ducks to a 6-3 victory over the San Jose Sharks. Ryan Getzlaf led the way with a goal and two assists. It was the Ducks 11th win in their last twelve games.

STLTODAY.COM: T.J. Oshie and Jaden Schwarz scored in the second period as the Blues ground out a 2-1 win over the Minnesota Wild, handing the Wild their sixth straight loss.

NJ.COM: The New Jersey Devils edged the Pittsburgh Penguins 2-1 but the win came at a cost, losing Patrik Elias to an upper body injury.

NEW YORK DAILY NEWS: John Tavares and Frans Nielsen each scored twice as the New York Islanders rallied to upset the Boston Bruins 5-3.

DALLAS MORNING NEWS: Erik Cole scored twice as the Dallas Stars edged the Los Angeles Kings 3-2.

DENVER POST: Despite being outshot 38-23, the Colorado Avalanche downed the Columbus Blue Jackets 5-3.

NEW YORK DAILY NEWS: Brad Richards’ shootout goal lifted the New York Rangers to a 2-1 victory over the Florida Panthers.

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

TBO.COM: Tampa Bay Lightning captain Martin St. Louis has risen to the occasion this season.

MERCURYNEWS.COM: San Jose Sharks rookie Tomas Hertl underwent successful knee surgery.

CSNCHICAGO.COM: Should the Blackhawks keep Antti Raanta as their backup when Corey Crawford returns from injury or demote him to the minors?

SPECTOR’S NOTE: Unless he spends the rest of the season nailed to the bench, I say keep him.

ARIZONA REPUBLIC: The Phoenix Coyotes are on the verge of terminating their contract with Gilbert Brule, who has refused to report to their minor league affiliate.

SPECTOR’S NOTE: Brule’s playing career could be over if the Coyotes terminate his contract. A sad end for what was once thought a promising career for the sixth overall pick in the 2005 NHL Entry Draft. 

BOSTON GLOBE: Bruins forward Shawn Thornton has decided not to seek a further appeal of his 15-game suspension.

CBS SPORTS/KUKLA’S KORNER: Video highlights of yesterday’s Toronto Maple Leafs-Detroit Red Wings outdoor alumni games.

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One Response to NHL Morning Coffee Headlines – January 1, 2014

  1. Steve says:

    With the Sharks loss of Hertl, Havlat and Wingles to injury, their play of 6-3-1over the last 10 games (of which 3 wins were Shoot outs) and especially getting their butts kicked last night – I would say there is cause for concern. While the Sharks built up a cushion with their fast start, there are 4-5 teams within 9 points that can change the standings. As such I wouldn’t doubt if we see them do something big over the next week or so. Maybe they are a good partner with Toronto trading one of their young d-men for Kadri.

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