PHT’s Morning Skate takes a look around the world of hockey to see what’s happening and what we’ll be talking about around the NHL world and beyond.
The Senators are finally shutting up about the Nick Foligno-Sidney Crosby stuff already. Here we were hoping Eugene Melnyk was going to jump in and go over the top. Darn. (Ottawa Sun)
It’s been three years for Brian Burke at the helm of the Maple Leafs and his plan is finally coming together. (Globe And Mail)
Canadiens call up 2009 first-round pick and Montreal native Louis Leblanc for the first time. Probably a good thing they’re doing this on the road. No pressure, kid. (Canadiens)
According to Paul MacLean, now all Nikita Filatov needs to do is just score in Ottawa. Fingers crossed. (Senators Extra)
With how bad things are in Anaheim, the Ducks are sticking by Ryan Getzlaf as their captain. (OC Register)
With Bruce Boudreau out in Washington, the pressure to win shifts to GM George McPhee. (CSNWashington.com)
The Kings won’t have Scott Parse to sit in the press box anymore, he’s done for the year with hip surgery. (L.A. Kings Insider)
Finally, it’s what you clicked on this post to see. The AHL’s Adirondack Phantoms hyped up their recent 80’s Night promotion by making their own video to Starship’s “We Built This City.” You’ll never see Kevin Marshall, Tye McGinn, Luke Pither, and Jason Akeson the same way ever again. (@PSPhantoms)
Price paid: Devils come back against Condon, Canadiens
If nothing else, the New Jersey Devils seem like they won’t be the sort of team a contender can essentially mark off as a “W” on their calendars.
The Montreal Canadiens may not be in a position to take opponents lightly with Carey Price on the shelf, but whatever the case may be, they saw their four-game winning streak end in frustrating fashion on Saturday.
After falling behind 2-0, the Devils scrapped their way back into it, eventually riding a John Moore overtime goal to a 3-2 OT win.
If Montreal needs an obvious bright side to look on considering this hiccup, Alex Galchenyuk‘s hot weekend may be a good thing to look at.
Tonight’s loss may smart a bit anyway, however.
Metro’s best? Capitals keep winning, pass Rangers for division lead
The Caps reeled off a 4-2 win against Toronto on Saturday, giving them five straight wins. They also jumped into first place in the Metropolitan Division today, as they keep climbing while the New York Rangers are experiencing some growing pains.
Again, James Reimer can’t get healthy and back in Toronto’s net too soon:
Jonathan Bernier drops to 0-8-1 this season. His last win came on April 5th.
Yes, there’s a lot of drama surrounding the Pittsburgh Penguins, whether it’s founded on serious problems or merely speculation.
It’s easy to get swept up in all of that and ignore the fact that, hey, they still have Evgeni Malkin and Sidney Crosby. Those two can really heal wounds with their on-ice play, and in Saturday’s case, Malkin is taking over against the Edmonton Oilers.
His spin-o-rama goal above was a real jaw-dropper. He also scored Pittsburgh’s second tally:
These highlights feel like Malkin’s way of saying “It’s going to be just fine.”
Update: It wasn’t enough for a win, however, as the Oilers beat the Penguins 3-2 via a shootout.
Lightning’s first fight this season: Ryan Callahan vs. Kyle Okposo