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.
A look at the NHL 94 mode in EA Sports’ NHL 14. (Puck Daddy)
Nineteen-year-old forward Lukas Sutter entered the Winnipeg Jets’ development camp with a chip on his shoulder after his rough 2012-13 campaign. (Winnipeg Sun)
The Edmonton Oilers decision to sign Denis Grebeshkov could be bad news for Corey Potter. (Edmonton Journal)
There might be an opening for a forward with the Pittsburgh Penguins going into training camp and prospects Jayson Megna and Adam Payerl are potential competitors for it. (McKeesport Daily News)
Dayn Belfour, the son of retired NHL goaltender Ed Belfour, has parted ways with the University of Nebraska-Omaha. (College Hockey News)
Defenseman Mark Cundari, 23, has re-signed with the Calgary Flames. (Calgary Sun)
Coaches are quickly getting the hang of this challenge thing.
Following Mike Babcock’s successful challenge in Toronto’s opening-night loss to Montreal on Wednesday, Babcock’s provincial rival — Sens head coach Dave Cameron — got it right as well, successfully reversing Evander Kane‘s would-be equalizer in the third period.
From the league:
At 10:34 of the third period in the Senators/Sabres game, Ottawa requested a Coach’s Challenge to review whether Buffalo was off-side prior to Evander Kane’s goal.
After reviewing all available replays and consulting with NHL Hockey Operations staff, the Linesman determined that Buffalo’s Zemgus Girgensons was off-side prior to the goal. According to Rule 78.7, “The standard for overturning the call in the event of a ‘GOAL’ call on the ice is that the Linesman, after reviewing any and all available replays and consulting with the Toronto Video Room, determines that one or more Players on the attacking team preceded the puck into the attacking zone prior to the goal being scored and that, as a result, the play should have been stopped for an “Off-side” infraction; where this standard is met, the goal will be disallowed.”
Therefore the original call is overturned – no goal Buffalo Sabres.
The clock is re-set to show 9:32 (10:28 elapsed time), when the off-side infraction occurred.
As the league later noted, this was the first coach’s challenge under the offside scenario.
Didn’t take long for Jack Eichel to make his mark at the NHL level.
The No. 2 overall pick at this year’s draft scored his first-ever NHL goal in his first-ever NHL game on Thursday night, cutting Ottawa’s lead to 2-1 in the third period of Buffalo’s season-opener.
Marcus Foligno and another new Sabre, Evander Kane, registered the assists on Eichel’s marker, which came on the power play.