PHT Morning Skate: Simmonds’ role with Flyers continues to grow

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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.

Wayne Simmonds has seen his role steadily expand since he was acquired by the Philadelphia Flyers. With Kimmo Timonen’s injured, Simmonds has been given the chance to wear the ‘A’. (CSN Philly)

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The San Jose Sharks have to use goaltender Alex Stalock a lot more if they want him to be a restricted free agent this summer. (CSN Bay Area)

The start of Justin Schultz’s career has been a trial by fire. (Edmonton Journal)

The Nashville Predators have fought their way back into the race for a playoff spot. (The Tennessean)

The Carolina Hurricanes’ top line has been very good lately. It’s been their second unit of Jordan Staal, Elias Lindholm, and Jeff Skinner that’s been the X-factor. (News & Observer)

James Neal is on a goal scoring slump and recently he’s been having a bit of trouble getting shots to the net to begin with. (Pittsburgh Tribune-Review)

Highlights from Washington’s 6-5 overtime win over Detroit: