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.
Los Angeles Kings teammates Kyle Clifford and Trevor Lewis discussed dropping the gloves in an ECHL game to John Hoven of Mayor’s Manor, but judging by the box score, only Lewis fought on Friday. That’s a little disappointing, unless you’re Dean Lombardi. (Mayor’s Manor)
Sportsnet’s John Shannon thinks that the NHL and NHLPA need to focus on healing relationships with fans now that the lockout might be winding down. (Sportsnet)
Justin Schultz scored his 18th AHL goal on Friday, leaving him just two away from tying the record for a rookie defenseman. It could be an interesting race if he needs to be at Jan. 12 training camp … (Edmonton Oilers Twitter feed)
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.
That said, it the very specific present, they’ll be watching Tuesday’s game from the press box.
After an unsatisfactory practice amid flailing playoff hopes, Flames head coach Bob Hartley made a big statement tonight, taking Monahan, Gaudreau and Lance Bouma out of the lineup as healthy scratches against the Toronto Maple Leafs.
#TORvsCGY Roster Update: Sean Monahan, Johnny Gaudreau, and Lance Bouma will be healthy scratches for tonight’s game vs. the #Leafs.