PHT Morning Skate: Putin scores eight goals in an exhibition hockey game

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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.

Russian President Vladimir Putin laced up in an exhibition hockey game in Russia recently and put on a show scoring eight goals. (Bar Down)

John Spano Jr., who once tried to purchase the New York Islanders, is back in legal trouble. He is scheduled to go on trial for an alleged scheme to defraud a company that provides laundry services to health care facilities. (The Associated Press)

Red Wings pay tribute to late CapGeek founder by naming the trophy handed out at the Traverse City NHL prospect tournament the Matthew Wuest Memorial Cup. (The Hockey News)

For a second straight season the Minnesota Wild invited their season ticket holders to paint the ice at the Xcell Energy Center in support of their team.

Here’s another look at the Anaheim Ducks 4-1 victory over the Chicago Blackhawks in Game 1 of the Western Conference Final: