PHT Morning Skate: Rick Nash has reason to smile more

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There aren’t any games scheduled for tonight, so today’s morning skate will feature stories from around the league:

Rangers forward Rick Nash is naturally in better spirits after scoring in back-to-back contests. (The Bergen Record)

Meanwhile, the mood is dreary in Montreal. (Montreal Gazette)

The Los Angeles Kings and Chicago Blackhawks are evidence that some measure of sustained success is possible, even in the salary cap era. (Chicago Tribune)

Assuming for a second that Mike Babcock doesn’t sign an extension with Detroit and consequently decides to move on after the 2014-15 campaign, would he be the answer in Pittsburgh? (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette)

The OHL Guelph Storm beat the QMJHL’s Val-d’Or Foreurs on Monday to secure a spot in the Memorial Cup Final. (OHL.com)

The Royal Half eulogized the departed Anaheim Ducks. (Puck Daddy)

Here are the highlights from the Rangers’ 3-1 win over Montreal last night: