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.
Philadelphia Flyers forwards Danny Briere and Sean Couturier, who are both on prolonged goal scoring slumps, have been paired up with Simon Gagne. Briere and Couturier have been frequently moved in the depth charts this season, so we’ll see if this combination proves to be the answer to their woes. (CSN Philly)
Boston Bruins forward Chris Kelly didn’t play Tuesday night due to a lower-body injury sustained during Chris Neil’s knee-on-knee hit in Monday’s contest against Ottawa. He will need to be evaluated further within the next couple of days. (NHL.com)
Matt Stajan recorded his 300th career point over the weekend, but these days he’s focused more on his role as a shutdown center. (Calgary Sun)
Defenseman Mike Green is “still a little bit of a ways away” from returning from a groin injury, but he was able to take part in the Washington Capitals’ full skate on Tuesday. (Washington Post)
Guillaume Latendresse admitted that his recent injury woes were getting to him, so it came as a big relief when he was able to score in his return to the Ottawa Senators’ lineup on Monday. (Ottawa Citizen)
With forward Michael Grabner out for at least a week, the Islanders will need a replacement who is a threat to score. Could top prospect Nino Niederreiter get another shot with the club? (New York Newsday)
Detroit Red Wings forward Valtteri Filppula is close to returning from a shoulder injury. (Detroit Free Press)
Devante Smith-Pelly has been sent to the minors by the Anaheim Ducks. (Ducks.nhl.com)
You can watch highlights of the Penguins’ 3-2 win over the Boston Bruins below:
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