PHT Morning Skate: Justin Bieber shows off his skills on the ice

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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.

Canadian singer Justin Bieber shows off his hands on the ice with a pretty nice dangle:

Defenseman Dennis Wideman responded to his recent benching with a solid performance against Tampa Bay this week scoring Calgary’s lone goal in a 2-1 loss. Even coach Bob Hartley was impressed. (The Calgary Herald)

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Sabres’ fans, who are hoping Buffalo selects Connor McDavid at next June’s NHL Draft, got an up close look at the highly touted prospect on Wednesday night. (NHL.com)

NBCSN analyst and TSN hockey insider, Bob McKenzie, offers his thoughts on the tragic day in Ottawa. (TSN)

Detroit Red Wings goaltender Jimmy Howard will wear a special mask for Hockey Fights Cancer tonight:

Adrian Dater shares his thoughts on what’s ailing the defending Central Division champion Colorado Avalanche, who are off to a 1-4-2 start. (The Denver Post)

Defenseman T.J. Brennan, who was dealt by the Islanders to Chicago in the Nick Leddy deal, is still trying to regain his confidence following his latest trade. (The Canadian Press)