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.
— Anaheim Ducks forward Rickard Rakell actually stick handled behind his back, switching his stick between his left and right hands while trying to move the puck out of the defensive zone. OK, it’s one thing to do this in practice. But a game? In the defensive zone? That’s kind of awesome.
— How good has Brian Elliott been for the St. Louis Blues in his last 10 starts? Pretty good. Having just returned from injury, he also made 37 saves on Tuesday, as the Blues shut out the San Jose Sharks.
— The Arizona Coyotes extended their point streak versus the Edmonton Oilers to 23 games (!!). (Arizona Sports – 98.7 FM)
— The good news for the Edmonton Oilers? Connor McDavid had two assists on Tuesday. The 19-year-old rookie phenom is up to 42 points in his first 39 career NHL games.
— The bad news for the Edmonton Oilers? Ryan Nugent-Hopkins left the game after his third shift in the second period and didn’t return.
— A melee erupted in a minor hockey game after a linesman allegedly taunted and attacked a player, says the coach. (The Canadian Press)