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.
— First, the good news for Vincent Trocheck: He scored his 21st goal of the season and added an assist as the Florida Panthers took over the Atlantic Division lead with a win over the Montreal Canadiens. The bad news? He lost three teeth. (Video above)
— Sidebar to the Panthers win: Jaromir Jagr is up to 1,111 assists in his career after Tuesday’s win.
— Canucks prospect defenseman Nikita Tryamkin, who stands six-foot-eight-inches tall, makes his NHL debut on Wednesday, even if his conditioning isn’t up to the standards of head coach Willie Desjardins. (Vancouver Sun)
— The Dallas Stars were beaten by the L.A. Kings on Tuesday, but they also didn’t have Patrick Sharp or John Klingberg due to injury. That could change soon, which is promising news for the Stars. (Dallas Morning News)