PHT Morning Skate: Schneider perfect in Devils’ preseason opener

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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.

Chicago Blackhawks forward Brandon Bollig is happy to do what he can to protect his teammates, but he wants to expand beyond that role. (CSN Chicago)

The Philadelphia Flyers suffered a preseason shootout loss to the Washington Capitals on Monday, but a few rookies had encouraging nights. (Philadelphia Inquirer)

Speaking of exhibition contests, goaltender Cory Schneider was perfect through 40 minutes in his first game with the New Jersey Devils. (New Jersey Online)

The Detroit Red Wings had a number of promising young defensemen by the end of the 2013 campaign. Can they take a step forward in 2013-14? (Detroit News)

The Washington Capitals have enjoyed plenty of regular season success over the last six years, but they won’t be a great team in defenseman Mike Green’s eyes until they win the Stanley Cup. (CSN Washington)

Even in the preseason, Blackhawks fans are filling the United Center. That wasn’t always the case in Chicago. (CSN Chicago)