PHT Morning Skate: Where Saku Koivu preps for his 1,000th game

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.

It’s a milestone game for Ducks center Saku Koivu as he’ll play in his 1,000th game tonight. Sweet part of the story? His mother sent a letter along that he can’t open until he actually plays in it. (OC Register)

Martin Brodeur’s brother wants to see him finish his career with 666 wins. Somewhere, Bruce Dickinson is wailing in approval. (Fire & Ice)

If the Sabres wind up making the playoffs, they’ll be making history by doing it. (Buffalo News)

Steve Montador would like to come back before the end of the season if he can. At least he’s back skating with the team. (Chicago Tribune)

James Sheppard isn’t looking like he’ll play for the Sharks this year. If you’re familiar with his time with the Wild, this doesn’t come as a big surprise. (

Nikolai Khabibulin is feeling pretty frustrated in Edmonton lately. We’re sure the fans feel the same way, Nik. (Edmonton Journal)

They’re digging J.T. Wyman’s skills in Tampa Bay. (Tampa Tribune)

Finally, you think the Rangers are happy with Marian Gaborik today? Check out his power play overtime game-winning goal to snap New York’s three-game losing streak. (NHL)

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