NHL Morning Coffee Headlines – January 16, 2014

Penguins set franchise record against the Capitals, plus the latest on Zach Parise, Tuukka Rask, Antti Niemi, the Blues goalie tandem, Scott Hartnell and Zemgus Girgensons, and Jamie Langenbrunner retires.

Olli Maatta (R) celebrates his game-winning goal against the Capitals.

Olli Maatta (R) celebrates his game-winning goal against the Capitals.

POST-GAZETTE: The Pittsburgh Penguins set a franchise record for consecutive home wins (13) by rallying to defeat the Washington Capitals 4-3. Rookie Olli Maatta scored the winner on an assist from Evgeni Malkin.

TWINCITIES.COM: Minnesota Wild’s  Zach Parise (foot), goalie Josh Harding (illness), defenseman Jared Spurgeon (foot/ankle) and center Mikko Koivu (ankle) are progressing faster than expected from their respective injuries/illness.

BOSTON HERALD: Bruins coach Claude Julien claims he’s not worried about the recent dip in Tuukka Rask’s performance.

CSNBAYAREA.COM: Goaltender Antti Niemi is key to the San Jose Sharks’ shootout success this season.

STLTODAY.COM: Blues goalie tandem Jaroslav Halak and Brian Elliott are pushing each other, giving the club solid goaltending as a result.

SPECTOR’S NOTE: They did the same thing two years ago but Halak got hurt in the playoffs and Elliott struggled. They must avoid a similar result in this year’s post-season.

CSNPHILLY.COM: Philadelphia Flyers forward Scott Hartnell is day-to-day after blocking a shot in Tuesday’s win against Buffalo.

BUFFALO NEWS: A profile of Sabres rookie Zemgus Girgensons.

NJ.COM: Jamie Langenbrunner has retired after 16 NHL seasons, including two Stanley Cup championships with Dallas and New Jersey. He was also a two-time Olympian, captained the Devils and finished his career with 663 points.


  1. Zemgus – the guy is special and he is the future of the Sabres. The guy is a beast and watching him – you see the future captain of the Sabres.

  2. Good post on Langebrunner, a solid contributor and teammate for many years. I hadn’t realised how decorated he was.

  3. In other news…
    Ducks set a franchise record with 9 goals against the Canucks.
    Ducks set a franchise record with 15 of 23 players on the score sheet.
    Ducks become second team in history to win 18 of 19 games.

    I’m glad we know that the sharks are having shoot out success because of there goals though.

  4. Good for the Ducks….really….doing a great job….so why the whining Ky?