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PHT Morning Skate: How fans can teach a lockout lesson

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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.

Renaud P. Lavoie passes along word that the NHL and NHLPA have agreed to a “special waiver period” through Sept. 15. If Lavoie’s explanation is correct, it sames like it will only really affect “AHL veterans.” (RDS)

Eric Duhatschek believes that the only time fans can send a message about the lockout is when the games are back on. (The Globe & Mail)

Bob McKenzie with a deep lockout take that earns a Hunter S. Thompson-inspired headline. (TSN)

The Royal Half presents a wonderful/regrettable collage of Los Angeles Kings Stanley Cup tattoos. (The Royal Half)

Craig Custance studies the impact of social media on the CBA negotiations. (ESPN)

Donny Rivette goes in-depth on the Florida Panthers’ perspective regarding a Roberto Luongo trade; let’s just say the Vancouver Canucks shouldn’t shoot for the moon. (Nucks Misconduct)

Joe Pelletier believes that the 1987 Canada Cup was the greatest hockey ever played, producing this great line about how its greatest moment has been overshadowed:

Somehow the beauty and the dramatics of the Gretzky to Lemieux winning goal have gotten lost somewhere between Paul Henderson’s shot heard around the world and Sidney Crosby’s golden goal.

Megalodon doesn’t provide a rave review for Ryane Clowe’s Twitter career. (Battle of California)

Video: Flyers’ Konecny scores first NHL goal

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Through six games of the NHL season, Travis Konecny enjoyed a nice start to his rookie campaign with five assists. Just one thing was missing, though.

On Tuesday, he took care of that against the Buffalo Sabres.

Konecny, taken 24th overall in the 2015 NHL Draft, deflected an Ivan Provorov point shot early in the third period, beating goalie Anders Nilsson on the glove side for his first NHL goal.  That goal also got the Flyers on the board.


Konecny and Provorov make Flyers, expected ‘to be here all year’

WATCH LIVE: Ducks at Sharks

ANAHEIM, CA - DECEMBER 04:  Martin Jones #31 of the San Jose Sharks and Paul Martin #7 of the San Jose Sharks defend against the shot of Corey Perry #10 of the Anaheim Ducks during a game at Honda Center on December 4, 2015 in Anaheim, California.  (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)
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California rivals clash tonight, as the Anaheim Ducks visit the San Jose Sharks. This marks the first meeting of the season between the two Pacific Division teams.

The Sharks have lost two games in a row, while the Ducks have won two straight.

You can catch tonight’s game on NBCSN or with the NBC Sports’ Live Extra (10 p.m. ET).


Here are some links to check out for tonight’s game:

Brent Burns is on a beastly pace

Report: Ducks put Despres on long-term injured reserve

NHL on NBCSN doubleheader: Sabres vs. Flyers; Ducks vs. Sharks

Video: Looks like Bishop lost some teeth after taking a shot to the mask

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Difficult night for some goalies across the NHL.

Frederik Andersen has had his struggles against Steven Stamkos and the Tampa Bay Lightning, although the players in front of him haven’t given their puck stopper much help, either.

And then there is Bolts goalie Ben Bishop, who took a Peter Holland wrist shot off the mask and appeared to lose some teeth as a result.

But this is hockey. Bishop, who even appeared to crack a smile while being examined on the ice, remained in the game.

Video: Sabres make Flyers pay after Giroux slams Girgensons from behind into the boards

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Claude Giroux was called for boarding after plastering Zemgus Girgensons from behind into the boards in the second period. But the Buffalo Sabres made the Philadelphia Flyers and their captain pay.

Giroux was assessed only a minor penalty on the play. He promptly exited the penalty box, though, after Matt Moulson scored six seconds into the Sabres power play, giving Buffalo a two-goal lead.

Girgensons and Moulson scored less than two minutes apart to give Buffalo the lead.