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.
The Winnipeg Jets’ top players have been living up to expectations lately. (Winnipeg Sun)
Goaltender Braden Holtby and defenseman John Erskine talk about their recently inked two-year extensions with the Washington Capitals. (Washington Times)
The New Jersey Devils might try to acquire a top-six forward before the deadline and defenseman Andy Greene might be involved in any potential deal. For his part, the 30-year-old blueliner knows that’s a possibility, but he doesn’t let it bother him. (New Jersey Online)
Toronto Maple Leafs forward Nazem Kadri likes the idea of the Detroit Red Wings playing in the same division post-realignment. “Toronto and Detroit have a great history, a great hockey tradition,” Kadri said. “Being in the same division would really get the rivalry cranked up again, especially in southern Ontario.” (Toronto Sun)
New York Rangers defenseman Dan Girardi (ankle) was back on the ice for Monday’s practice. However, forward Rick Nash and defenseman Ryan McDonagh were both absent. (New York Newsday)
Sportsnet’s Ryan Porth’s top five picks for the Hart Trophy at the one-third mark of the season. (Sportsnet)
Dallas Stars goaltender Kari Lehtonen (groin) took part in Monday’s practice, but he’s still questionable for Tuesday’s contest. (The Dallas Morning News)
Meanwhile, New Jersey Devils goaltender Martin Brodeur’s back injury is of the day-to-day variety. (New Jersey Online)
Here’s the highlights from Nashville’s 5-4 overtime victory over Dallas:
Here’s an easy way to remember how to spell Shayne Gostisbehere’s maddening last name (and even his first name can trip you up).
Ghost-is-be-here, without the h.
Not too bad, right?
If you’re more of the slogan type, it’s getting to be the point where “Tough to spell, tougher to stop” may be a pretty good one-liner.
The Philadelphia Flyers phenom has made a habit of scoring overtime game-winning goals on the power play lately. Friday’s version was the decisive tally in a 3-2 OT win against the Nashville Predators, which you can watch up top.
As you can see in comparing that goal with the one below (which made the difference against the Carolina Hurricanes), opposing coaches may want to make it a point to emphasize stopping this setup, even if it means writing “Don’t let that Ghost kid free.”
All three of his goals are on the power play so far.
Will he breathe life back into the Flyers’ man advantage at this rate?
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