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PHT Morning Skate: Where Ryan Miller is the best video game goalie


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.

Montreal Canadiens GM Marc Bergevin discusses Shane Doan, P.K. Subban and Max Pacioretty. (TSN)

What current NHL jerseys might look like on an NES system. (The Score’s Tumblr)

The Philadelphia Flyers are starting an internship in honor of Jessica “Redfield” Ghawi. (Flyers)

Sean Leahy looks at the top-rated players in NHL 13. The biggest surprise might be that Ryan Miller is the highest-ranked goalie. (Puck Daddy)

Tyler Dellow’s take on the NHLPA’s counter-proposal. (mc79hockey)

Another intriguing “What if there’s a lockout?” question: what – if anything specific – happens with the New Jersey Devils’ forfeited first-rounder if the league skips a season? (In Lou We Trust)

Measure of revenge? Red Wings bottle Lightning

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In some ways, it really felt like their first-round series.

For all the talent on both ends of the rink with the Detroit Red Wings and Tampa Bay Lightning, each squad can really smother opponents defensively when things go that way.

Through two periods, the two teams were very quiet. Things really picked up when Justin Abdelkader unleashed a big hit, a moment that injected enough life into the proceedings for the Red Wings to eventually build a 3-1 win.

Maybe they’re slipping under the radar a bit compared to previous iterations of the team, but it’s interesting that the Red Wings are now undefeated in three games.

They’ve been impressive at times, too, outscoring opponents by a combined score of 11-4.

Call it a refreshing time after Mike Babcock or merely carryover from a subtly solid run last season, but either way, the Red Wings may just be able to keep up their end of a brewing rivalry.

Hands of gold: Connor McDavid scores his first NHL goal


Taking three games to score your first NHL goal isn’t a big deal, unless you’re someone like Connor McDavid.

The mega-hyped wunderkind must feel relieved to finally find the net, as he tied tonight’s Edmonton Oilers – Dallas Stars skirmish with a 2-2 deflection goal, which you can watch above this post’s headline.

To no surprise, there were plenty of reactions, including Pierre LeBrun’s tweet (which inspired part of this headline).

Of course, there were the inevitable Wayne Gretzky comparisons:

Interesting thing you might not consider: Stars fans will have to stomach this one even more frequently than that time Patrik Stefan biffed that empty-netter (also against the Oilers):

McDavid may have also delivered his first questionable check, too: