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.
Chicago Blackhawks forward Brandon Bollig is happy to do what he can to protect his teammates, but he wants to expand beyond that role. (CSN Chicago)
The Philadelphia Flyers suffered a preseason shootout loss to the Washington Capitals on Monday, but a few rookies had encouraging nights. (Philadelphia Inquirer)
Speaking of exhibition contests, goaltender Cory Schneider was perfect through 40 minutes in his first game with the New Jersey Devils. (New Jersey Online)
The Detroit Red Wings had a number of promising young defensemen by the end of the 2013 campaign. Can they take a step forward in 2013-14? (Detroit News)
The Washington Capitals have enjoyed plenty of regular season success over the last six years, but they won’t be a great team in defenseman Mike Green’s eyes until they win the Stanley Cup. (CSN Washington)
Even in the preseason, Blackhawks fans are filling the United Center. That wasn’t always the case in Chicago. (CSN Chicago)
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
Somebody tell the Boston Bruins there’s a goal-scoring crisis in the NHL.
This afternoon, for the 14th time this season, a Bruins game featured at least six goals. The final score was 4-3, as Boston came back to beat the Rangers in a wildly entertaining Thanksgiving Showdown on NBC.
David Krejci scored the winner with 1:43 remaining. Krejci’s goal came just 2:03 after teammate Ryan Spooner had tied it on the power play.
The win was the Bruins’ fifth straight. Though the defensive mistakes remain…
…Claude Julien’s troops have been finding ways to overcome them.