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.
Dave Stubbs passes along word that famous Montreal beat writer “Red” Fisher has retired. Stubbs’ Twitter feed is essentially turning into a treasure trove of Red bits this morning. (Dave Stubbs)
Someone brought up the intriguing possibility of the Washington Capitals going “off the board” a bit by hiring underrated head coach Paul Maurice. That possibility is out the window now, however, as Genadi Boguslavski reports that Maurice agreed to the KHL team Metalurg Magnitogorsk today. (Genadi Boguslavski)
USA Hockey honored Carolina Hurricanes owner Peter Karmanos. (Hurricanes)
Why the Detroit Red Wings will probably be rooting for I’ll Have Another to win the Triple Crown. (Red Wings)
Pierre LeBrun has some tips to reduce wear-and-tear on players so the playoffs can end with teams that are a little less banged up. Not sure I feel all that great about randomly making the second round – but not the first round – shorter with a best-of-five series, though. (ESPN)
Lisa Dillman discusses Martin Brodeur’s “Peter Pan” qualities – and no, this isn’t an elaborate joke about peanut butter. (LA Times)
Looking back to when Dale Tallon first took over the Florida Panthers. (Miami Herald)
Want even more Morning Skate-y goodness? CSNNE.com has one of their own. (CSNNE.com)
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.