PHT Morning Skate: Roy stays positive in Avs’ first losing streak

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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.

Colorado Avalanche coach Patrick Roy doesn’t want his players getting down on themselves after suffering a 7-3 loss to the St. Louis Blues. The 14-4-0 Avalanche have are on their first losing streak of the 2013-14 campaign. (Denver Post)

Count Winnipeg Jets goaltender Ondrej Pavelec among those that want longer overtime periods. (Winnipeg Sun)

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John Tavares thinks the New York Islanders should be kicking themselves after falling apart in the third period of Thursday’s game against Los Angeles. (New York Newsday)

The Edmonton Oilers are trying to stay positive despite their disastrous 4-14-2 start. (Edmonton Sun)

Phoenix Coyotes defenseman Zbynek Michalek sustained a lower-body injury on Thursday. (NHL.com)

David Booth enjoyed his AHL conditioning stint because it meant getting plenty of ice time. (Vancouver Sun)