PHT Morning Skate: Where Daniel Sedin is making things tricky for L.A.

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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.

Helene Elliott tells us about how Daniel Sedin’s return to action is making match-up life miserable for the Kings. (Los Angeles Times)

Meanwhile, GM Mike Gillis isn’t sure if a goalie change will make next year a tough one. (TSN)

Through it all, Roberto Luongo is the loneliest guy on the rink. (Globe And Mail)

The New York Rangers know that if they’re going to get past the Senators, they’ll need more intensity. (Ranger Rants)

Sens coach Paul MacLean, on the other hand, says all the pressure is on the Rangers to win. House money for Ottawa, baby. (Ottawa Sun)

Wings coach Mike Babcock says forwards made all the difference for Nashville in their first round series victory. (Detroit Free Press)

Faceoffs have been huge for the Blues against San Jose. (Post-Dispatch)

Ilya Kovalchuk is making up for lost playoff time this season with New Jersey. (New York Times)

Patrick Roy says the Montreal Canadiens haven’t contacted him about any of their openings… But he’s open to talking. (Postmedia News)

Markham, Ontario will vote to evaluate funding a NHL-ready arena there. (TSN)