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.
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Washington Capitals coach Adam Oates thought Evgeny Kuznetsov was great in his NHL debut, but he also wants fans to be patient with the 21-year-old forward. (CSN Washington)
San Jose hasn’t been able to perform with the man advantage lately, but so far it hasn’t cost them. (CSN Bay Area)
Derek Stepan didn’t get much playing time with Team USA during the Olympics, but he came back motivated and has been one of the Rangers’ best players since the break. (Newsday)
Although the Ottawa Senators badly needed a win last night, defenseman Marc Methot thinks the fact that they came back from a 3-0 deficit to secure a point in their 4-3 loss to Nashville “makes a world of a difference.” (Ottawa Citizen)
Brian Elliott isn’t expected to get many starts behind recently acquired Ryan Miller, but Elliott’s St. Louis Blues teammates think very highly of their backup goaltender. (St. Louis Post-Dispatch)