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)
Despite tough fight, Stars hand Wild their sixth straight loss
This dominant win is a heck of a way for the Kings to begin an imposing seven-game road trip, which continues against the New York Islanders on Thursday. The Bruins probably want to burn the tape on this one themselves, as they’re about to head on a six-game road trip.
Per @EliasSports: @LAKings had 9 different skaters score in a game for 5th time in franchise history. Last: Jan. 21, 1987 vs. PIT (10-5 W).
Some hockey players resist the urge to wear a visor, at least if they’re given that choice.
Perhaps a few will say “Hey, Nathan Beaulieu will just punch it off anyway.”
Maybe not, but Beaulieu provided a rather unique moment in his fight with Cedric Paquette during the Montreal Canadiens – Tampa Bay Lightning game. You can watch that bout in the video above, and see a cut on the Lightning pest’s face from that blow.