PHT Morning Skate: Donato among Hobey Baker finalists; How good is Kopitar?

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• NHLers Adam Gaudette, Henrik Borgstrom and Ryan Donato are the three finalists for the 2018 Hobey Baker Award. (HobeyBaker.com)

Drew Doughty has put together another terrific season for the Kings in 2017-18. He’s even on pace to set new career highs in many offensive categories. (NHL.com/Kings)

• The Columbus Blue Jackets have been outstanding as of late and their fans believe they’re ready for playoff hockey. (Jackets Cannon)

• Where does Anze Kopitar rank when it comes to the top two-way players in the league? (FanRag Sports)

• Even though their eight-game winning streak is a thing of the past, the San Jose Sharks have put themselves in a great spot. (NBC Sports Bay Area)

• The last few games of the season might not be meaningful for the Chicago Blackhawks, but at least they’ll get a good look at some of their young players. (NBC Sports Chicago)

• Jets rookie Kyle Connor has been able to put together an impressive first full year in the NHL. Can he sustain this type of offensive production? (Sportsnet)

• The Golden Knights’ play has dipped over the last few weeks and that has some people doubting their ability to go on a long playoff run. (The Hockey News)

• The Anaheim Ducks were pretty inconsistent during an important four-game road trip that saw them travel through Western Canada. (OC Register)

• Dobber Hockey hands out all the major NHL awards to players that have proven to be the best bargains in the league. (Dobber Hockey)

• The NHL is committed to fighting climate change and they’re hoping to implement innovations that will lower energy consumption. (USA Today)

• Find out how former Toronto Blue Jays catcher Charlie O’Brien used a goalie mask to change the game of baseball forever. (Puck Junk)

• Up top, check out the highlights from last night’s game between the Dallas Stars and Minnesota Wild.

Joey Alfieri is a writer for Pro Hockey Talk on NBC Sports. Drop him a line at phtblog@nbcsports.com or follow him on Twitter @joeyalfieri.