PHT Morning Skate: Where glass attacks refs

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.

Dallas Stars head coach Glen Gulutzan rips his team for underestimating the Tampa Bay Lightning in their 2-1 loss on Friday. (Dallas Morning News)

Gilbert Brule hopes his relocation to Phoenix will work wonders. Wait, I thought forwards not named Radim Vrbata leave the Coyotes to start scoring like they should? (AZ Central)

Joe Thornton hasn’t been doing particularly well on the power play lately. In related news, the San Jose Sharks haven’t done so well on the power play lately. (

Chris Stevenson names his five biggest bargain goalie duos. I get the feeling Washington will be ranked higher than fifth once this season is over, but then again, the Capitals haven’t really made prognosticators look very bright in 2011-12. (QMI Agency)

Pane of glass: 1, NHL official: 0

The Washington Capitals admit that they left Tomas Vokoun on an island as the team dropped a 3-0 loss to the Carolina Hurricanes. (The Washington Times)

Speaking of the Canes beating the Caps, Jiri Tlusty scored the third goal of that game to make matters that much worse. To be fair, it was a real beauty:

John Madden is fitting right in with the Florida Panthers. No word on if that’s just because it’s basically like playing for the Chicago Blackhawks, only with sunnier weather and lower expectations. (Chicago Tribune)

What does the future hold for Los Angeles Kings’ backup goalie Jonathan Bernier? (LA Kings Insider)

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