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.
Carey Price was brilliant in a losing effort for the Montreal Canadiens on Tuesday night. That’s just what the Habs needed. (Montreal Gazette)
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Winnipeg’s Mark Scheifele always wanted to be a Detroit Red Wing as a kid. (Winnipeg Free Press)
Jaromir Jagr is showing that Martin Brodeur isn’t the only legend on top of his game in New Jersey. (The Star-Ledger)
Detroit’s Mike Babcock was happy with his second line in their shootout loss to Winnipeg. (Detroit Free Press)
Raffi Torres is making progress in his injury rehab. Sorry Sharks fans, still no timetable for his return. (CSNBayArea.com)
One writer in Vancouver says it’s time for the Canucks to make a trade. (The Province)
Mattias Tedenby is off to a good start with New Jersey, but he still has to earn coach Peter DeBoer’s trust. (The Star-Ledger)
It’s been getting that spotlight since the Columbus Blue Jackets faced off against the Pittsburgh Penguins in a brisk playoff series, though it wouldn’t be surprising if the bad blood stemmed to Dubinsky’s days with New York.
To some, Dubinsky’s cross-check on Crosby will resonate far more than the end result of this game:
The bottom line is that he’ll get the last laugh, at least for now. (In-game, that moment merely drew a minor penalty.)
That’s because Dubinsky set up the overtime game-winner, and the cherry on the top of that spite sundae came with Crosby being on the ice when it happened:
They’re not just rubbing the Penguins the wrong way.
Cheap shot on a superstar, a little uncalled goalie interference and presto – Blue Jackets win!
The Buffalo Sabres probably deserved better during at least some chunks of their six-game skid, yet Jack Eichel swooped in on Friday to remind fans that there’s a light shining at the end of the tunnel.
You can watch his goal from tonight’s eventual 4-1 win against the Carolina Hurricanes in the video above.
That’s not necessarily the absolute height of his on-ice magic, yet it clearly gave his team a lift:
Coach Bylsma: Feel like after Jack's goal, the game changed for us. #gamechanger