PHT Morning Skate: Where Leafs coach is alarmed after bad loss

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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.

Maple Leafs coach Randy Carlyle described his team’s performance in Tuesday’s 5-1 loss to Washington as “alarming.” (Toronto Sun)

Meanwhile the Ottawa Senators are a step closer to securing their postseason spot. (Ottawa Citizen)

Florida Panthers defenseman Tyson Strachan suffered an upper body injury on Tuesday. (Miami Herald)

22-year-old forward Teemu Hartikainen has a physical side to his game that appeals to the Edmonton Oilers, but he needs to be more consistent if he wants to secure a regular spot on the Oilers’ roster. (Edmonton Sun)

If the Chicago Blackhawks have had a weakness this season, it’s been their mediocre to bad showing with the man advantage. (CSN Chicago)

The Columbus Blue Jackets have battled their way back into the playoff race, but they won’t have time to catch their breath before they continue that struggle. (Columbus Dispatch)

After two rough starts, Montreal Canadiens goaltender Carey Price won’t start on Wednesday against the Pittsburgh Penguins. (NHL.com)

Here’s a visual year-by-year history of how the Edmonton Oilers have done as a franchise. (Edmonton Journal)

Highlights from the San Jose Sharks’ 3-2 shootout win over the Los Angeles Kings:

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