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.
Julius Hudacek likes to express himself after a victory. So while still in his gear, the Swedish league goaltender brought some young fans from the crowd on to the ice so that he could lead them in a celebratory dance to Macarena. You can see that below (H/T Puck Daddy):
If you frequent the Morning Skate regularly, Hudacek might sound familiar to you and that’s because one of his other postgame celebrations was previously featured.
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Brian McGrattan and his wife spent a couple hours in the hospital with Riley Dunda, a then 18-year-old Ontario Junior Hockey League who had suffered a stroke. Dunda has since gotten out of the hospital and in August he was back on the ice, so McGrattan invited him to the Flames’ morning skate on Tuesday. (Calgary Sun)
Boone Jenner has been a “heart-and-soul kind of guy” for the Blue Jackets. (Columbus Dispatch)
Drew Doughty recalls the day he was drafted by the Los Angeles Kings. (LA Kings Insider)
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The New York Islanders have been outscored 11-1 in the final 20 minutes of their last three contests. (Newsday)