PHT Morning Skate: Booth fuming after costly goalie interference penalty


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.

David Booth declared he’s “as frustrated as I’ve ever been” over his goalie interference penalty that turned the tide in Vancouver’s 5-2 loss to Chicago last night. (Tony Gallagher on Twitter)

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The Pittsburgh Penguins think defenseman Olli Maatta should be regarded as a serious contender for the Calder Trophy. (Pittsburgh Tribune-Review)

Winnipeg Jets coach Paul Maurice defended goaltender Ondrej Pavelec after Tuesday’s 4-3 defeat. (Winnipeg Sun)

Jonathan Quick has unveiled his mask for the 2014 Winter Olympics. (NBC Olympics)

Nashville Predators coach Barry Trotz is very happy with how Colin Wilson has done since shifting from the wing to center. (The Tennessean)

Count Phil Kessel among the players asking their family members not to attend the Olympics for the sake of their safety. Kessel’s situation is a bit unique though as his younger sister, Amanda, will be at the games as a member of the United States women’s hockey team. (The Globe and Mail)

Carolina Hurricanes prospect Daniel Altshuller has taken a significant step forward this season. (

Highlights from the New York Rangers 2-1 victory over the Islanders at Yankee Stadium: