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.
Detroit Red Wings coach Mike Babcock’s decision to split up Pavel Datsyuk and Henrik Zetterberg for Game 7 of the first round paid off. However, he won’t tip his hand for the Red Wings’ series opener against Chicago. (Detroit Free Press)
Jason Spezza might be available for the Ottawa Senators as early as Game 3. (Ottawa Citizen)
Will the Edmonton Oilers buy out captain Shawn Horcoff? (Edmonton Journal)
After being stranded in Toronto Sunday night, the Boston Bruins had to scramble to find a place to eat and were grateful when Canyon Creek Restaurant agreed to accommodate them. “I’m sure they were, if not closed, pretty close to closing,” Bruins forward Chris Kelly said. The restaurant got four tickets to Game 7 as a thank you and a Bruins’ fan within the staff took advantage of the offer. He got quite a show. (NHL.com)
The San Jose Sharks might get defenseman Jason Demers back for Game 1. (CSN Bay Area)
The Senators see their upcoming series against the Pittsburgh Penguins has another chance to prove their critics wrong. (Toronto Star)
Canada just narrowly beats Slovenia on Monday at the World Championship. Steven Stamkos scored twice to help the Canadians avoid the upset. (NHL.com)
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