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.
We’re approaching the 20th anniversary of the last time a Canadian team won the Stanley Cup. (Ottawa Citizen)
Losing Mike Richards has been a big blow for the Los Angeles Kings, but Jeff Carter is comfortable shifting to center and playing alongside Dustin Penner and Tyler Toffoli. (LA Kings Insider)
Detroit’s AHL-affiliate, the Grand Rapids Griffins, will face Tampa Bay’s farm team, the Syracuse Crunch, in the Calder Cup finals. (AHL.com)
Chicago Blackhawks forward Patrick Kane has just two assists in his last seven games. Kane wants to “be patient, but when the opportunity’s there, go and get it.” (CSN Chicago)
Toronto Marlies coach Dallas Eakins is being evaluated seriously for a number of vacant NHL head coaching gigs, but he’ll need to be careful when deciding what to do next. After all, you only get one chance to make a first impression. (Toronto Star)
Here’s an easy way to remember how to spell Shayne Gostisbehere’s maddening last name (and even his first name can trip you up).
Ghost-is-be-here, without the h.
Not too bad, right?
If you’re more of the slogan type, it’s getting to be the point where “Tough to spell, tougher to stop” may be a pretty good one-liner.
The Philadelphia Flyers phenom has made a habit of scoring overtime game-winning goals on the power play lately. Friday’s version was the decisive tally in a 3-2 OT win against the Nashville Predators, which you can watch up top.
As you can see in comparing that goal with the one below (which made the difference against the Carolina Hurricanes), opposing coaches may want to make it a point to emphasize stopping this setup, even if it means writing “Don’t let that Ghost kid free.”
All three of his goals are on the power play so far.
Will he breathe life back into the Flyers’ man advantage at this rate?
The goalie interference penalty called on Brad Marchand late in Friday’s Thanksgiving Showdown didn’t sit well with the Bruins.
Marchand, whistled after making contact with New York’s Henrik Lundqvist midway through the third, said he thought “it was a bit of a weak call,” adding “[Lundvqist’s] out of the crease, and he lightly gets touched.”
While Marchand took issue with the call, his head coach took issue with King Henrik.
Julien on Hank: "I know he does some acting on the side, but it doesn't need to be on the ice." #Bruins