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.
Pittsburgh Penguins forward Brenden Morrow wasn’t happy with his play in the first round, but he stepped up in Game 1 against the Ottawa Senators. (Pittsburgh Tribune-Review)
Patrick Kane thinks his nomination for the Lady Byng Memorial Trophy “speaks volumes in how my game’s gone since my rookie season.” (CSN Chicago)
Make-A-Wish gave 13-year-old Logan Piz the Stanley Cup for a day. (Denver Post)
As far as Chicago Blackhawks defenseman Duncan Keith is concerned, Pavel Datsyuk is “probably the toughest guy one-on-one to handle in the league.” (Detroit Free Press)
Capitals coach Adam Oates wants his team to think of Boston for inspiration after years of Washington falling short in the playoffs. Oates argued that the Bruins were “same team going on the same page” from their three years of being eliminated early in the playoffs to their Stanley Cup winning season. “That’s why I think that you gotta stay with it, everyone try and keep getting better and one day it will just happen,” Oates said. (CSN Washington)
Detroit Red Wings goaltender Jimmy Howard looked good in Game 1, even if his team lost 4-1. (CSN Chicago)
A look at how some of the NHL’s best players are doing in the playoff beard department. (Puck Daddy)
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