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.
Senators owner Eugene Melnyk was busy hanging out at ScotiaBank Place wearing a hat that said “relax” on it as a message to Ottawa fans. It was either that or this 80s craze has getting out of control. (Senators Extra)
Thomas Vanek is a fighting man. Fighting through injuries that is. He seemed to do just fine scoring on the Wild last night. (Buffalo News)
Matt Halischuk is doing well for Nashville after dealing with being a healthy scratch. (Tennessean)
Meanwhile, Jordin Tootoo didn’t exactly care for being a scratch against Winnipeg saying it “pisses me off.” (Winnipeg Sun)
Having a wealth of riches on defense means it’s time for Ken Hitchcock to make adjustments he’s happy to be able to do. (Post-Dispatch)
Hey, the Ducks are back at full strength. Now it’s their time to make that playoff… Oh, right. Sorry. (OC Register)
The Blackhawks are in a totally different place now compared to the last time they played the Predators. (CSNChicago.com)
Jimmy’s gettin’ frustrated! Jimmy Howard that is over his nagging groin injury. (Detroit Free Press)
Here’s a hilarious image: Tyler Seguin and Brad Marchand taking in the sights on Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills. What, Patrick Beverly (aka: Rich Peverley) wasn’t invited? (CSNNE.com)
Finally, here’s INCH with your recaps of Union College and Ferris State booking their first ever Frozen Four berths. Meanwhile, two classic games today between Boston College taking on Minnesota Duluth in the Northeast Regional and Minnesota against North Dakota in the West Regional to determine the rest of the field for the Frozen Four in Tampa.