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.
CSN Washington continues it’s look at the players who could make up Team USA in the 2014 Winter Games. This time they’re talking about defensemen. It shouldn’t surprise you that Ryan Suter is regarded as a lock to make the team. (CSN Washington)
The Ollson Sports Group has put together a program called Share the Puck, which aims to give kids from lower-income households the opportunity to play hockey. (Ottawa Citizen)
Chris Kuc examines some of the major issues that the players’ union and NHL owners must tackle in their ongoing CBA negotiations. (Chicago Tribune)
Sarah Kustok, who used to be a Blackhawks’ reporter for CSN, was doing a postgame interview with Alex Rios when A.J. Pierzynski smeared her face with a towel covered in shaving cream. It was her final night with CSN before leaving to work for the YES Network. (CSN Chicago)
The Detroit Red Wings might still add a blueliner before the start of training camp. (Detroit Free Press)
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.