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.
With the Boston Bruins prioritizing their defensive efforts on the Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin lines, Pittsburgh Penguins forward Brandon Sutter knows that he and the rest of the third line need to step up offensively. (McKeesport Daily News)
The Ottawa Citizen has come up with a handy quiz to help successful athletes decide whether or not it’s time to retire. Just in case Daniel Alfredsson needs some help. (Ottawa Citizen)
When it comes to the fourth overall pick in the 2013 NHL Entry Draft, the Nashville Predators are willing to listen to offers. “We’ve already had people inquire with us about it and vice-versa,” assistant GM Paul Fenton said. (The Tennessean)
Boston Bruins forward Patrice Bergeron said that things like him fighting Malkin in Game 1 is “just part of the playoffs.” (Boston Globe)
Greg Wyshynski wasn’t impressed by Penguins goaltender Tomas Vokoun’s performance in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference finals, but as far as he’s considered, the netminder should start again in Game 2. (Puck Daddy)
Former NHL All-Star Stephane Richer attended AMI-Québec, which stands for Action on Mental Illness, as a speaker to discuss his battle with depression. (Montreal Gazette)
Highlights from Chicago’s 4-2 victory over Los Angeles:
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.
Video: Evander Kane believes he won his fights vs. Alex Petrovic
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.