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 Devils’ 3-2 overtime loss to the Flyers didn’t go over well with the team, especially Jaromir Jagr who said, “I am so angry right now.” (Fire & Ice)
Matt Cooke summed up how the Wild beat the Kings 2-1 in a shootout nicely: “It was ugly, but sometimes on the road, you’ve got to find a way.” (Star-Tribune)
John Tortorella on the Canucks’ 5-4 shootout loss to the Penguins that saw them blow a lead in the closing minutes: “This one was a doozy.” Whoa, ease up with the strong language there coach. (Metro News)
The Pens’ win helped Dan Bylsma pass legendary coach Eddie Johnston on the franchise’s all-time win list. He was humbled to say the least: “He’s a pretty big figure in our dressing room, big figure in our organization. It’s a milestone.” (Shelly Anderson)
Evgeni Nabokov’s injury isn’t considered serious and will likely miss two weeks. (Arthur Staple)
It’s a new year and the Capitals still don’t have a win. (CSNWashington.com)
Is Martin St. Louis’ play going to suffer because he was left off Team Canada? Quick answer: Heck no. (Tampa Bay Times)
Finally, check out Kings backup Ben Scrivens with the videobomb during a Jarret Stoll bench interview.