PHT Morning Skate: While Crosby was lifting the cup, Ovechkin was at a monastery in Greece


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.

Alex Ovechkin checked into a monastery in Greece…seriously!

–Mike Modano, Ron Francis, Tyler Seguin and Rod Gilbert remember Gordie Howe. (The Players’ Tribune)

–Brian Burke shares stories about Gordie Howe. (Sports Illustrated)

–Watch the highlights from Game 6 of the Stanley Cup Final. (Top)

–A special tribute to Gordie Howe in San Jose on Sunday:

–An interview with hockey card picture editor Austin Castillo. (Puck Junk)

–Penguins assistant Jacques Martin nearly dropped the Stanley Cup: