PHT Morning Skate: Where Sens owner Melnyk makes young fan’s day


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.

An 11-year-old Senators fan was invited to watch yesterday’s 3-2 overtime win against Montreal from Senators owner Eugene Melnyk’s personal suite. Melnyk made the offer after Keila Penner was told by her Montreal-area school that she couldn’t wear her Senators’ jersey. The rule was that the kids had to wear either their uniforms or Canadiens’ jerseys. (

Guillaume Latendresse noted his concussion history while defending his decision not to fight Montreal’s Ryan White in Game 2. Latendresse was a healthy scratch for Games 3 and 4. (Ottawa Citizen)

Boston Bruins coach Claude Julien talks about the “Toronto Stronger” sign that made an appearance during Game 3 of the Bruins-Leafs series. “Sometimes the best and the worst comes out in the passion of our game.” (Boston Herald)

The Los Angeles Kings have called up a pair of goaltenders, 23-year-old Martin Jones and 21-year-old Jean-Francois Berube. (LA Kings Insider)

The case for Seth Jones being selected by the Colorado Avalanche with the number one pick. (Denver Post)

A recap of some of the recent 2013 IIHF World Championship action. (

Marty Turco will be hosting poker and golf fundraisers to help Children’s Medical Center. (Dallas News)

Highlights from the Islanders’ 6-4 win over Pittsburgh:

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