PHT Morning Skate: (Video) Plekanec sends game puck to Elise Beliveau

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Tomas Plekanec scored the game-winning goal for Montreal on Tuesday and he gave the game puck to Jean Beliveau’s widow, Elise:

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Before this season, Calgary Flames forward Johnny Gaudreau didn’t have much experience traveling. When he played for Boston College, they were usually not much further than an hour-long bus trip from their opponent. (Calgary Sun)

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If you missed Buffalo’s 1-0 victory over Los Angeles, here are the highlights:

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There was an often empty chair next to the New Jersey Devils’ bench on Monday. This is its story: