PHT Morning Skate: Oilers’ Maroon gets emotional after watching son celebrate goal


–This was a real touching moment after yesterday’s game between the Oilers and Blues. Oilers forward Patrick Maroon, who was playing in his hometown of St. Louis, got emotional after seeing the replay of his young son celebrating his goal. Just awesome. (Top)

–Dinamo Minsk forward Sergei Drozd had an opportunity to bury a puck into the opposition’s net with their goalie on the bench in favor of an extra attacker. It wasn’t just an opportunity, it was a golden opportunity. But Drozd missed (a la Patrik Stefan). The only difference is, there was a little less drama than when Stefan did it. (Puck Daddy)

–The 2016-17 season is nearly three months old, but there are still some notable players that haven’t found the back of the net yet. ‘Hawks defenseman Duncan Keith got himself off the list with his goal over the weekend, but players like Riley Sheahan are still stuck in a rut. Here are five players that still don’t have a goal. (BarDown)

Not many people expected Adam Cracknell to play an important role with the Dallas Stars this season, but he’s been effective because of his work ethic. “He’s been a real nice surprise for us. He’s done a good job of getting in front of the net on the goals he’s created with his puck possession. Overall, he’s been good,” coach Lindy Ruff said. (Dallas Morning News)

–2016 was very kind to Penguins captain Sidney Crosby. He took home the Stanley Cup, the Conn Smythe trophy and a World Cup. Oh, and his numbers this season aren’t too shabby either. Despite all the success he’s had, Crosby continues to work hard to improve his game. His coaches and teammates realize how much effort he puts into his craft and so do his opponents. (ESPN)

–The Habs TV team went around California asking people if the players pictured were actual Montreal Canadiens or actors from the movie “Mighty Ducks”. Some of these pictures are pretty hilarious: