NHL Morning Coffee Headlines – Saturday, March 9, 2013.

The Chicago Blackhawks points streak is ended, plus the latest on Martin St. Louis, Chris Kunitiz, Derek Dorsett, the Hurricanes attendance and more.


Colorado Avalanche snapped the Chicago Blackhawks 24-game points streak.

Colorado Avalanche snapped the Chicago Blackhawks 24-game points streak.

DENVER POST/CHICAGO TRIBUNE: The Colorado Avalanche ended the Chicago Blackhawks season-opening points steak at 24 games with a 6-2 victory Friday night. Matt Duchene had a four point night (1 goal, 3 assists) while Paul Stastny and Ryan O’Reilly each had a goal and an assist in the Avs win.

SPECTOR’S NOTE: All good things eventually come to an end, and the Blackhawks couldn’t keep this pace up forever. Still, it was an impressive run while it lasted, and it was a strong effort by the Avalanche which finally ended it.

TAMPA TRIBUNE: Long-time Lightning star Martin St. Louis is concerned time is running out for his club to secure a playoff berth.

PITTSBURGH TRIBUNE-REVIEW: That scoring winger the Penguins had sought for Sidney Crosby? Turns out they had him all along in Chris Kunitz.

COLUMBUS DISPATCH: Heart-and-soul Blue Jackets forward Derek Dorsett has been placed on IR (broken collarbone).

BUFFALO NEWS: New Sabres head coach Ron Rolson is starting to feel more comfortable in his role. The Sabres are 3-3-2 since he took over as head coach.

NEWSOBSERVER.COM: The lockout didn’t hurt the Carolina Hurricanes’ attendance. They’re currently averaging over 17, 971 fans per game, good for 15th overall.

THE GLOBE AND MAIL: A recent poll found two-thirds of Canadians – fans as well as general public – believe fighting should be banned in professional hockey.


  1. Why would non-hockey fans be granted a say in the changing the rules of the game? I’m not a football fan and think tackling is dangerous. Does this mean the NFL should adjust to touch-only tackling?

  2. The Hawks had an amazing run! Can’t wait for them to hoist the CUP!

  3. Staged fighting should be banned.. Fights as a result of hits or cheapshots will still happen..