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.
Know how the Red Wings had that record-long home winning streak? They’d like to just string a couple together on the road where they’re 16-18-1 away from Joe Louis Arena. With how tight things are in the West, they might have to start on the road in the playoffs. (Detroit Free Press)
Meanwhile, the St. Louis Blues set a team record for wins at home in their win over Columbus with 29 victories at Scottrade Center. If the season ended today, they’d have home ice throughout the playoffs. (Post-Dispatch)
Speaking of using home ice to your advantage, that’s what the Panthers would like to do that very much. (Sun-Sentinel)
Bruce Boudreau wasn’t exactly happy with Dallas’ Stephane Robidas for his hit on Corey Perry after the Ducks’ loss to the Stars. (Dallas Morning News)
Andrei Markov on playing his first game in 17 months last night: “I’m like… happy, you know?” Nice. (Montreal Gazette)
Tuukka Rask is trying to keep his head up while he’s on the shelf with a lower-body injury. (CSNNE.com)
Video fun-time: Claude Giroux’s shootout-winning goal came on a move he’s calling “The Datsyuk.” (CSNPhilly.com)
After getting dehydrated badly in his last start, Tampa Bay’s Dustin Tokarski is finding a better pregame routine. (Tampa Tribune)
The Kings would like to just salvage their latest road trip. Good luck doing that in Chicago tonight. (L.A. Kings Insider)
It’s that time of year where teams sign college free agents. The Predators got a tough one in Jack McLellan from Brown University. (Predators)
Finally, take a look at the wicked hit to the head for potential 2012 No. 1 overall pick Nail Yakupov took last night during his junior game. The hit came courtesy of recently signed Islanders prospect Mike Halmo. (YouTube)
Contrary to earlier reports about him missing about a month, it sounds like his window of recovery is still up in the air (which, to be fair, could mean that he’ll still miss about a month when it’s all said and done).
ESPN’s Pierre LeBrun reports that Price underwent testing with Montreal’s team doctor on Saturday and is expected to go through more; we may not know more about his expected injury timeline until early this coming week.
Carey Price met with team doc today. Will undergo more tests. Habs likely won't have more concrete info until early in the week