PHT Morning Skate: The fun Hurricanes; Wild and the trade deadline

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• If there is a team that knows how to make playing through a pandemic fun, it’s the Hurricanes. [News and Observer]

Frederik Andersen needs to be even better the rest of this season if the Maple Leafs are to reach their ultimate goal. [Leafs Nation]

• The Maple Leafs’ third line has been impactful this season. [Rotoworld]

• Why it will likely be a quiet trade deadline for the Wild. [Zone Coverage]

• If the Bruins are going to help their offense, they may have to look outside their roster. [NBC Sports Boston]

• The Blue Jackets are falling out of the playoff race. Should they aim for the postseason or begin eyeing the draft lottery? [1st Ohio Battery]

[Your 2020-21 NHL on NBC TV schedule]

• Alex Burrows has been instrumental in helping improve the Canadiens power play. [Sportsnet]

Carter Hart has taken a step back, and the Flyers need him more than ever. [The Hockey News]

• A new head coach means a fresh start for Sam Bennett and the Flames. [TSN]

Kris Letang and Brian Dumoulin are back together again, and that’s good news for the Penguins. [Pensburgh]

• It’s not been easy for the Capitals this season while playing ahead in games. [Japers’ Rink]


Sean Leahy is a writer for Pro Hockey Talk on NBC Sports. Drop him a line at or follow him on Twitter @Sean_Leahy.

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