PHT Morning Skate: Where the Flyers hope Danny Briere can turn it around fast

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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.

Danny Briere has struggled all season long. Can he break a season-long slump in time for the playoffs? The Flyers sure hope so. (CSNPhilly.com)

Hey everybody, the Flames are back in the playoff hunt again! (Globe And Mail)

Meanwhile, Adrian Dater of the Denver Post is ready to toss the dirt on Colorado’s season. (Denver Post)

Nashville is just one point away from clinching their spot in the postseason. (Tennessean)

Vincent Lecavalier really can’t wait to get back in the Lightning lineup, regardless of how they’re doing. (Tampa Tribune)

Dan Ellis is ready to play for Anaheim…. But it doesn’t even really matter anymore. (OC Register)

Ken Hitchcock’s life is hard. He’s got so many great options to use at forward now that everyone is healthy. Poor guy. (Post-Dispatch)

Guys might be struggling in Toronto under Randy Carlyle but at least Dave Steckel is doing all right. (TSN)

Finally, ever wonder what it’s like when a beat reporter gets to meet the person behind their parody Twitter account? Wonder no longer as CSNPhilly.com’s Tim Panaccio meets “@faketpanotch” in real life. (CSNPhilly.com)