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.
Washington Capitals defenseman Mike Green knows that, as coach Adam Oates put it, “he’s a targeted man” on the ice. Green’s used to it though and feels 100 percent after returning from a groin strain. (CSN Washington)
The Minnesota Wild have been hot lately, but today they will be trying to accomplish something they haven’t done since March 21, 2003: Win a game in Dallas. (Star Tribune)
With star forward Ilya Kovalchuk on the injured reserve list due to a shoulder problem, the New Jersey Devils’ recent acquisition, Matt D’Agostini, is likely to get a golden opportunity. (The Star-Ledger)
While recovering from a groin injury, Capitals forward Brooks Laich was able to learn a lot about Oates’ system. (Washington Times)
The Chicago Blackhawks are expected to give Michael Frolik a chance to play alongside Jonathan Toews and Brandon Saad tonight. (CSN Chicago)
A 7-0-0 start can only get you so far on its own. The San Jose Sharks have gone just 6-11-6 since their hot start and consequently on Sunday, they found themselves on the outside looking in on the playoff race for the first time this season. (San Jose Mercury News)
The argument for the Pittsburgh Penguins’ acquisition of Brenden Morrow. (Penguins.nhl.com)
Damien Brunner was a healthy scratch on Sunday. He got off to a strong start in his rookie season, but hasn’t scored in his last 12 games. (Detroit Free Press)
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