PHT Morning Skate: Where Dustin Penner sees his big ending as a new beginning

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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.

Dustin Penner is finishing his season strongly after being the butt of jokes for most of the year. He sees this as a new beginning as he heads to free agency after the year. (L.A. Times)

The Lightning aren’t giving up the dream of the postseason. And why shouldn’t they? No one else seems to want to make it. (Tampa Tribune)

Things are so bad in the East even the Hurricanes are sneaking back into the race for eighth. No, really, they’re five points back of Washington after beating Winnipeg last night. (News & Observer)

Taylor Hall says he feels “normal” after being concussed by Cory Sarich. (Edmonton Sun)

The Blues are going to be extra careful with Andy McDonald and his shoulder injury. (Post-Dispatch)

Former Leafs coach Ron Wilson has some stories, man. (TSN)

Bobby Ryan has just about had it withe officiating this season. (OC Register)

Radulov watch: Barry Trotz is hoping to have Alexander Radulov in the lineup on Thursday. (Predators)

Finally, watch gangly goalie Anders Lindback make a sprawling save on Jason Blake. (NHL)