PHT Morning Skate: Bomb-squad robot performs the honorary puck drop in Anaheim


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.

A military robot drops the puck before yesterday’s game between the Edmonton Oilers and Anaheim Ducks. (above)

John and Christine Tortorella talk about their son Dominick’s journey to becoming a member of the U.S. Army 75th Ranger Regiment. (

Watch Tonight Show host Jimmy Fallon shoot pumpkin pies at Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist. (NBC)

After leading the league in goals last season, Nashville’s group of defensemen are first in that category, again, in 2015-16. (The Tennessean)

Canadiens goalie Mike Condon and father Terry open up about Mike’s path to the NHL and his time at Princeton. (Montreal Gazette)

Watch the highlights of Wednesday’s game between the Canadiens and Penguins:

Get to know Ryan McDonagh’s dog, Franny, in The Players’ Tribune’s latest “You’re My Dog” piece. (The Players’ Tribune)