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.
Daniel Alfredsson signed with the Detroit Red Wings over the summer in part because he thought he could capture the Stanley Cup with them. They’re far from the favorites to win it all this year, but the former Ottawa Senators captain is upbeat after his team secured its postseason berth. (Detroit News)
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New Jersey Devils coach Pete DeBoer was very unhappy with his team’s performance during Wednesday’s practice. (The Bergen Record)
Edmonton Oilers forward Boyd Gordon is done for what’s left of the season. (Edmonton Sun)
The Chicago Blackhawks scored their first overtime goal of the season on Wednesday. They had won previous games in shootouts, but never in the overtime period. (CSN Chicago)
Washington’s streak of six straight postseason appearances is over. (Washington Times)
Top Edmonton Oilers prospect Darnell Nurse will play in the AHL after completing his season with the OHL Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds. (Edmonton Journal)
The Dallas Stars players talked about the oddity of starting a game down 1-0 in their eventual 3-1 loss to Columbus. (Dallas Morning News)
Highlights from Anaheim’s 5-2 victory over San Jose: