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.
Carolina’s Jeff Skinner has nine goals in his last nine games. You might say he’s in the zone. (News & Observer)
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Need something to lift you up today? Check out one Red Wings fan’s story about how hockey saved her life. (manhandles)
Kudos to Dallas goalie Kari Lehtonen for winning his 100th game with the Stars. (Stars)
The Blackhawks called up Jason LaBarbera from the AHL. Fare thee well, Kent Simpson. (Blackhawks)
Dylan McIlrath’s time with the Rangers is at an end for now, he and Arron Asham were sent down while J.T. Miller was recalled. (Blueshirts United)
Finally, Buffalo’s Ville Leino drew a tripping call on Boston’s Milan Lucic during the Sabres’ 4-2 win over the Bruins. He… May have embellished a bit. (Josh Gold-Smith)