PHT’s Morning Skate: Joe Thornton has a woolly mammoth tusk

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.

To honor Joe Thornton’s 1,000 game played earlier this year, his teammates gave him a woolly mammoth tusk. Seriously. They also gave him a few other nice things. But a tusk?!  (@brodiebrazilCSN,

The Sharks didn’t need that tusk to beat Pittsburgh last night, just the fans being silent to show their disapproval of their early play. the Sharks came back from being down two goals twice and Ryane Clowe won it in the shootout. (

Gordie Howe talks about how things have changed since his days in the NHL. We suspect if Patrick Kaleta were around back then he’d be missing a mouthful of teeth. (Calgary Sun)

The Oilers won their sixth game in row shutting out the L.A. Kings 3-0 in Los Angeles thanks to Nikolai Khabibulin. So… They might really be good then? (L.A. Times)

The Kings have now been shutout at home in back-to-back games for the first time since 1998 when Daren Puppa and, yes, Nikolai Khabibulin did it to them. (@NHL_Junior)

For the Oilers, it’s the first time they’ve won six in a row since 2001-2002. Times have been a bit lean lately. (@dantencer)

It’s not all sad for the Kings though. Check out Brad Richardson zinging his teammates. (Mayor’s Manor)

By the way, the Detroit Red Wings have now lost six in a row. First time since February 2008 that’s happened. Oh hey, they won the Stanley Cup that year. Wait a second… (Hockey Reference)

Why did the Ottawa Senators choose the numbers they wear? Ian Mendes of Sportsnet got to the bottom of things. (Sportsnet)

Will Wojtek Wolski have to face up to Zenon Konopka for hitting Daniel Alfredsson? Definitely. Maybe. Perhaps. We’ll see. (Ottawa Sun)

Finally, check out Guillaume Latendresse use Cory Schneider’s face as a place to throw the puck off of to score a goal. (NHL)

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