PHT Morning Skate: Hillary Clinton roots for ‘Hawks

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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.

Some facts about Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final. (NHL.com)

Former Secretary of State, Senator, and First Lady Hillary Clinton has thrown her support behind the Chicago Blackhawks. As you may have heard, the Blackhawks also have the President on their side. (Chicago Tribune)

After getting to sleep at around 3:00 a.m. last night, Marian Hossa was woken early by his neighbor drilling. He logged 34:18 minutes in Chicago’s 4-3 triple-overtime win. (CSN Chicago)

Were the Pittsburgh Penguins right to give coach Dan Bylsma an extension and back goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury? (Pittsburgh Tribune-Review)

Kevin Constantine has returned the WHL Everett Silvertips to retake his former post as the team’s head coach. He has won more games with the Silvertips than any other bench boss in the franchise’s history. (EverettSilvertips.com)

Analysis of the players that have made it to the Stanley Cup Final — or more specifically, their playoff beards. (Puck Daddy)

Why have the recent Stanley Cup champions and current contenders done so poorly with the man advantage? (ESPN.com)