PHT Morning Skate: Justin Peters steps up for Hurricanes

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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.

The Carolina Hurricanes have bounced back lately and third-string goaltender Justin Peters deserves a fair amount of the credit for that. (News & Observer)

Buffalo Sabres captain Steve Ott described new head coach Ted Nolan as one of those guys “you want to go through the wall for.” (Sabres.nhl.com)

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Joel Ward seems to have found another level to his game since Adam Oates took over as the Washington Capitals’ head coach. (CSN Washington)

Sidney Crosby, who unfortunately has plenty of experience dealing with long-term injuries, wished Steven Stamkos well after the fellow superstar suffered a broken right tibia. (Pittsburgh Tribune-Review)

Jaromir Jagr isn’t sure anyone will ever match Martin Brodeur when it comes to the sheer length of time he has spent serving as the New Jersey Devils’ number one goaltender. (New York Post)

Although Nail Yakupov has publicly expressed his frustrations about his lack of playing time, Oilers coach Dallas Eakins firmly stated that he has to earn his minutes. (Edmonton Journal)

Highlights from Philadelphia’s 2-1 victory against Pittsburgh last night: