PHT Morning Skate: Malkin, Penguins celebrate Halloween early

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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.

Evgeni Malkin shared some early Pittsburgh Penguins Halloween pictures on his Instagram:

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Ryan Strome doesn’t mind Islanders coach Jack Capuano being more critical of him than he has been in the past. The 21-year-old forward might be benefiting from it given how he’s done so far. (Newsday)

Jordan Eberle thinks the Edmonton Oilers are still “confident in our game, despite our record.” (Edmonton Sun)

KHL forward Evgeny Mozer, 21, scored an impressive midair goal on Saturday:

Terry Frei believes its too early for Colorado Avalanche fans to panic. (Denver Post)

While the Tampa Bay Lightning wait to hear what the extent of defenseman Victor Hedman’s injury is, they have to begin the difficult task of getting by without him. (Tampa Bay Lightning)