PHT Morning Skate: Praise for Patrick Roy

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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.

Could Alain Vigneault end up replacing Claude Noel as the Winnipeg Jets’ head coach? (Winnipeg Sun)

Penguins coach Dan Bylsma was happy with forward Beau Bennett’s performance on Wednesday. (Pittsburgh Tribune-Review)

Colorado defenseman Shane O’Brien was excited to hear that Patrick Roy will serve as the Avalanche’s bench boss. (Denver Post)

Meanwhile former Colorado Avalanche head coach and current Calgary Flames bench boss Bob Hartley knew it was just a matter of time before Roy rose to the rank of NHL coach. The two won the Stanley Cup together in 2000-01. “Of my former players, he’s the one that I always stayed the closest,” Hartley said. (Calgary Sun)

Rangers defenseman Marc Staal (eye) had “some ups and downs” after attempting to return on May 6, but he’s making progress. (Newsday)

The Pittsburgh Penguins are averaging 4.1 goals per game in the 2013 playoffs. Among those that participated in at least two postseason rounds, that’s better than any other team in the last 15 years. (Penguins.nhl.com)

Senators goaltender Craig Anderson will play in Game 5 after getting yanked during Wednesday’s 7-3 loss. (Ottawa Sun)

Highlights from Los Angeles’ 3-0 victory over San Jose:

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