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.
Should the Chicago Blackhawks go after Jarome Iginla? (CSN Chicago)
The Florida Panthers’ chances of making the playoffs are slim to none, but they’d like to at least to finish the season on a positive note. (Miami Herald)
Colorado Avalanche assistant coach David Quinn has accepted Boston University’s head coaching position. (Denver Post)
Now that Brenden Morrow and Douglas Murray are members of the Pittsburgh Penguins, other contenders are likely to respond with acquisitions of their own. (ESPN)
Washington Capitals blueliners Tomas Kundratek (knee) and John Erskine (upper body) are close to returning. (Washington Times)
The Swiss Hockey League’s disciplinary judge has ruled that an incident on March 5 that paralyzed defenseman Ronny Keller was an accident. (Globe and Mail)
The New York Islanders aren’t likely to make any major moves before the April 3 trade deadline. (New York Newsday)
With their top two goaltenders injured, the Carolina Hurricanes have summoned netminder John Muse, who has never played in an NHL game and has just 29 contests worth of AHL experience. (Hurricanes.nhl.com)
You can check out the highlights of the Los Angeles Kings’ 5-4 victory over the Chicago Blackhawks below:
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.