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.
Former NHLer Warren Peters is in some hot water following a devastating hit in a Danish league game. Peters, who appeared in 94 career NHL games with the Flames, Wild and Stars, hit Lasse Bang with a blindside hit. Bang suffered a concussion on the hit while Peters was slapped with a six-game suspension. (Bar Down)
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St. Louis Blues’ defenseman Kevin Shattenkirk talks about the elite blue liners he’s played against during his six seasons in the NHL. (The Players’ Tribune)
The Hockey News looks at five trades made at the March trade deadline currently paying off. (The Hockey News)
Washington Capitals forward Brooks Laich displays his best Loyd Christmas impersonation after chipping a tooth.
Kristina Rutherford visits with one of the newest members of the Buffalo Sabres, Evander Kane. (Sportsnet)
Alex Ovechkin and Jason Chimera each scored twice as the Washington Capitals defeated the New York Rangers 5-2.
For the time being the Capitals trail the New York Islanders by just one point for the third seed in the Metropolitan Division. Washington also has a five-point lead on the first wild card seed in the Eastern Conference.
Marcus Johansson added an empty netter while Braden Holtby made 23 saves for the win.
One of Holtby’s bigger saves on the afternoon came midway through the first when he robbed Kevin Hayes.
With the pair of goals, Ovechkin now has a league-leading 49 on the season. He is one goal shy of his sixth career 50-goal season.
Ovi on the Rangers: "When we put puck deep we finish our checks. I think they were kind of not ready and don't want to take a hit."