PHT Morning Skate: Wild, Blue Jackets score goals two seconds apart (Video)

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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.

— The Minnesota Wild and Columbus Blue Jackets tied an NHL record by scoring goals two seconds apart on Tuesday. Nick Foligno scored for Columbus at the 19:44 mark of the third period, and Mikael Granlund followed that up for Minnesota on the ensuing faceoff, scoring into an empty net at 19:46. Below is a brief explanation on the more technical aspect of the record:

— Nice moment here as the Calgary Flames and Tampa Bay Lightning, and the fans in Calgary, paid tribute to veteran linesman Mike Cvik, who was officiating his last NHL game Tuesday after a 29-year career. (Calgary Sun)

— Hurricanes goalie Eddie Lack is expected to start Wednesday in Vancouver against his old team, the Canucks. A popular figure with the fans of Vancouver, some ex-teammates didn’t have much to say when asked about Lack or his return to Rogers Arena ice. (The Province)

— “So we’ve got to be disappointed,” said Claude Julien after depleted Bruins lose to Washington Capitals. (

— Fans voting John Scott into the All-Star Game is, according to one columnist, “less a proud moment for fan interaction than a plea for help.” (Sportsnet)