PHT Morning Skate: OHL Spitfires beat Spirit in outdoor game

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.

As part of the pre-Winter Classic festivities, the Windsor Spitfires earned a 6-5 victory over the Saginaw Spirit at Comerica Park. It was the Ontario Hockey League’s first ever outdoor regular season game. (

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New York Islanders coach Jack Capuano thinks forward Kyle Okposo is worthy of an Olympic spot on Team USA. (Newsday)

Meanwhile, defenseman Mark Giordano would classify himself a “long shot” to make the Canadian squad. (

A look back at the New Jersey Devils up-and-down first half. (The Star-Ledger)

Drayson Bowman has been given a chance to move up in the Carolina Hurricanes’ depth charts while Jiri Tlusty is sidelined. (News & Observer)

Pittsburgh Penguins defenseman Rob Scuderi didn’t feel his conditioning was an issue as he returned from an ankle injury last night. He had been sidelined for a little over two months. (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette)

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