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.
Ian Mendes thinks that even if the 2012-13 campaign is saved, at this point the original schedule needs to be scrapped. He argues that a new 2012-13 schedule would have to be made from scratch anyways and acknowledging that the old schedule is gone would “alleviate the artificial deadlines.” (Sportsnet)
Curtis McElhinney has already tied the AHL Springfield Falcons’ single-season shutout record with his fifth on Sunday. Manny Legace set the Falcons’ record in 1995-96. (AHL.com)
Senators president Cyril Leeder said his team makes an effort to talk to people who wish to cancel their season tickets and “convince them to stay with us.” Leeder reports that less than 1% of season ticket holders have ended up canceling, although the exact figure is hard to determine. (Ottawa Citizen)
Pittsburgh Penguins coach Dan Bylsma knew he was going to be a coach well before he ended his playing career. (NHL.com)
A look back at a time before the 2004-05 lockout when the Toronto Maple Leafs had some solid goaltending courtesy of Curtis Joseph and Felix Potvin. (Sportsnet)
Julien says Lundqvist’s acting ‘doesn’t need to be on the ice’
The goalie interference penalty called on Brad Marchand late in Friday’s Thanksgiving Showdown didn’t sit well with the Bruins.
Marchand, whistled after making contact with New York’s Henrik Lundqvist midway through the third, said he thought “it was a bit of a weak call,” adding “[Lundvqist’s] out of the crease, and he lightly gets touched.”
While Marchand took issue with the call, his head coach took issue with King Henrik.
Julien on Hank: "I know he does some acting on the side, but it doesn't need to be on the ice." #Bruins
Somebody tell the Boston Bruins there’s a goal-scoring crisis in the NHL.
This afternoon, for the 14th time this season, a Bruins game featured at least six goals. The final score was 4-3, as Boston came back to beat the Rangers in a wildly entertaining Thanksgiving Showdown on NBC.
David Krejci scored the winner with 1:43 remaining. Krejci’s goal came just 2:03 after teammate Ryan Spooner had tied it on the power play.
The win was the Bruins’ fifth straight. Though the defensive mistakes remain…
…Claude Julien’s troops have been finding ways to overcome them.