PHT Morning Skate: Appreciating Tampa; 2019 Kraft Hockeyville winner

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John Tavares is going back to Long Island, again, but the crowd reaction will probably be the same. (Toronto Star)

Morgan Rielly has found a way to hit the 20-goal mark this season. (Leafs Nation)

• Check out this preview of the Men’s Frozen Four Tournament. (USCHO)

• How many more 50-goal seasons to Alex Ovechkin have left in the tank? (The Hockey News)

Tuukka Rask has picked a bad time to go into a little slump. (Bruins Daily)

• There’s plenty of unanswered questions when it comes to the CWHL folding. (Sportsnet)

• The Ice Garden breaks down a list of things we know and don’t know about the CWHL folding. (Ice Garden)

• Now that the Golden Knights have locked up a playoff spot, what’s next? (Sinbin.Vegas)

• The Flames will probably face an Avalanche team that they’ve had success against this season. (Flames Nation)

• We just passed the one-year anniversary of Scott Foster’s emergency appearance with the Chicago Blackhawks. (NBC Sports Chicago)

• We have to appreciate everything the 2018-19 Tampa Bay Lightning have accomplished. (Spector’s Hockey)

• The Oilers will miss the playoffs again this year, but it’s not all bad in Edmonton. (Oilers Nation)

• Calumet, Michigan was named Kraft Hockeyville USA for 2019. (NHL)

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