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.
Brandon Segal’s latest stint with the New York Rangers lasted just one game. (The Bergen Record)
The Anaheim Ducks are trying out Sheldon Souray with the man advantage. (Orange County Register)
A provision in the new CBA means that Jonathan Toews and Patrick Kane are no longer roommates during road games. (Chicago Tribune)
Philadelphia Flyers defenseman Andrej Meszaros feels better than he thought he would after undergoing Achilles tendon surgery over the summer. (CSN Philly)
Marc Methot is looking forward to playing in his first home game for his hometown team, the Ottawa Senators. (Ottawa Citizen)
A sellout crowd of 17,311 attended an AHL outdoor game between the Hershey Bears and Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins on Sunday. (AHL.com)
Islanders coach Jack Capuano might be back behind the bench on Monday after having surgery to remove kidney stones. (Newsday)
Aaron Johnson has completed his AHL conditioning stint and is back with the Boston Bruins. Consequently, David Warsofsky has been sent to the minors. (CSN New England)
Cam Fowler (flu) should be fine for Monday’s game. He wasn’t available for Anaheim’s season opener on Saturday. (Orange County Register)
Didn’t take long for Alex Burmistrov to make his presence felt — though not in a good way.
Burmistrov, playing in his first game for the Jets after a two-year stint in Russia, delivered a questionable elbow to the head of Boston’s Patrice Bergeron late in the first period of Thursday’s season-opener:
Burmistrov received a two-minute minor for an illegal check to the head, while Bergeron received a matching minor for roughing (retaliating for the elbow, specifically).
The Bruins went into the intermission leading 1-0, and have yet to update Bergeron’s status.
Update: Bergeron stayed in the game, but B’s head coach Claude Julien was none too pleased with the hit. Following the game, he called for the NHL’s Department of Player Safety to look at it…
Coaches are quickly getting the hang of this challenge thing.
Following Mike Babcock’s successful challenge in Toronto’s opening-night loss to Montreal on Wednesday, Babcock’s provincial rival — Sens head coach Dave Cameron — got it right as well, successfully reversing Evander Kane‘s would-be equalizer in the third period.
From the league:
At 10:34 of the third period in the Senators/Sabres game, Ottawa requested a Coach’s Challenge to review whether Buffalo was off-side prior to Evander Kane’s goal.
After reviewing all available replays and consulting with NHL Hockey Operations staff, the Linesman determined that Buffalo’s Zemgus Girgensons was off-side prior to the goal. According to Rule 78.7, “The standard for overturning the call in the event of a ‘GOAL’ call on the ice is that the Linesman, after reviewing any and all available replays and consulting with the Toronto Video Room, determines that one or more Players on the attacking team preceded the puck into the attacking zone prior to the goal being scored and that, as a result, the play should have been stopped for an “Off-side” infraction; where this standard is met, the goal will be disallowed.”
Therefore the original call is overturned – no goal Buffalo Sabres.
The clock is re-set to show 9:32 (10:28 elapsed time), when the off-side infraction occurred.
As the league later noted, this was the first coach’s challenge under the offside scenario.