PHT Morning Skate: Bloopers – Khudobin can’t get on bench, Fowler botches goal celebration

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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.

Carolina goaltender Anton Khudobin struggled to get back on the bench after he was pulled late in Sunday’s game for an extra attacker. What made this moment even more amusing was the fact that he attempted to scale the boards right next to the open door:

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While we’re on the subject of bloopers, Cam Fowler took a tumble after netting the game-tying goal in a 3-2 overtime victory:

Johnny Gaudreau is increasingly showing that he won’t be slowed by the physical rigors of the NHL despite being an undersized forward. (Calgary Herald)

Who made Puck Daddy’s list of the top 10 most controversial hockey people of 2014? (Puck Daddy)

Here’s Terry Jones on the art of losing in Edmonton. (Edmonton Sun)

On Saturday Dec. 27, the ECHL Bakersfield Condors will be sporting some pretty cool Hobbit/Lord of the Rings inspired jerseys on Dec. 27:

Goaltender Rob Zepp appreciates the Flyers rallying around him so that he could win his NHL debut at the age of 33 “more than anyone knows.” (Toronto Star)