PHT Morning Skate: Caps use crossword puzzles to keep their minds sharp

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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.

–Some of the Washington Capitals use crossword puzzles to keep their minds sharp. (Washington Post)

–Former NHL defenseman Mike Commodore will be climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro for charity. (Bardown)

–Las Vegas’ NHL rink will be impressive, but Terry Jones argues that it won’t compare to Edmonton’s Rogers Arena. (Canoe.com)

–Watch the highlights from yesterday’s game between the Bruins and Flyers. (above)

–Bob McKenzie wrote a great piece on the fine line between exciting hockey and savagery on the ice. (TSN)

–The Halifax Mooseheads’ mascot lost his lid after taking a tumble on the ice. (CTV)

–Had he won the Powerball lottery, Packers QB Aaron Rodgers said he would’ve used the extra cash to buy an NHL team. (OnMilwaukee)