PHT Morning Skate: Where Ference takes another step in recovery

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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.

Don’t tell the Blackhawks that talk is cheap. “Pump-up speeches” helped them turn their second-round series around. (CSN Chicago)

Defenseman Andrew Ference was able to practice with the Boston Bruins on Tuesday for the first time since suffering a suspected foot injury. (Boston Globe)

The Philadelphia Flyers hope to sign 24-year-old Austrian forward Michael Raffl and they’re not alone. (CSN Philly)

A look at the similarities between the Detroit Red Wings and the NBA’s San Antonio Spurs. (Detroit Free Press)

Boston’s Jaromir Jagr and Pittsburgh’s Brenden Morrow both started the season with the Dallas Stars, so it’s fair to say that Morrow has a good idea of what to expect from Jagr. (Dallas Morning News)

While we’re talking about the Penguins and Bruins, here’s a look at some of the storylines that the upcoming Eastern Conference finals will feature. (Puck Daddy)

Detroit and Chicago are looking forward to a “fun” Game 7. (CSN Chicago)

Highlights from Los Angeles’ 2-1 win over San Jose:

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