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.
Lightning GM Steve Yzerman will participate in the American Heart Association’s Heart Walk today. He’ll be joined by other Lightning employees. (Lightning.nhl.com)
James Sheppard, who is attempting to fight his way back into the NHL after a major knee injury derailed his career, has impressed AHL Worcester Sharks coach Roy Sommer. (AHL.com)
Former NHLer and current member of the Federation Council in Russia Viacheslav Fetisov has ambitious expansion plans for the KHL. He thinks the league could include a Far East Division with teams in Japan, Korea, and China. (Calgary Sun)
Bruins prospect prospect Alex Khokhlachev was struck in the head by the puck during Thursday’s Subway Super Series game. The good news is that it sounds like he’ll be fine. (CSNNE.com)
AHL Syracuse Crunch head coach Jon Cooper earned his 100th victory on Wednesday. (Lightning.nhl.com)
Hall of Famer and Bruins president Cam Neely spoke briefly about the lockout and said, “from everything that I know and understand, it’s a process that hopefully gets done soon… but has to get done.” He also said that he feels for the fans. (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.