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.
Although he was the rival goaltender in the 2015 World Juniors semifinals contest against Canada, by the end of the game Slovakia’s Denis Godla had won over the Toronto crowd with his stellar play in a 5-1 loss:
“It was overwhelming and I will remember that for the rest of my life,” Godla said, per the Canadian Press.
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The Chicago Blackhawks are grateful to their fans, who voted in five of a possible six Blackhawks to the All-Star Game. (CSN Chicago)
Speaking of Chicago, you can view the highlights of its 5-4 overtime victory against Dallas below:
Michael Hutchinson has forced the Winnipeg Jets into a goaltending controversy with his strong play. (Winnipeg Sun)
Rookie Borna Rendulic is getting a big opportunity with the Colorado Avalanche. (Denver Post)
After getting claimed off waivers by the Dallas Stars, David Schlemko is looking forward to getting a fresh start. (Dallas Morning News)
Andre Burakovsky came out of the press box and made a good impression. (CSN Washington)