PHT Morning Skate: Golden Knights’ struggles; Penguins’ depth succeeding

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• “It was the fourth straight loss for the Knights, the first time that’s happened since Pete DeBoer was hired as coach Jan. 15, 2020. At 1-4, they also matched 2018-19 for their worst start in franchise history.” [Review-Journal]

Frederik Andersen could be in net tonight as the Hurricanes face his old Maple Leafs teammates. [News and Observer]

• This isn’t the first season where the Penguins’ organizational depth has had to step up and succeed. [Pensburgh]

Rasmus Dahlin is maturing right before our eyes in Buffalo. [Buffalo Hockey Beat]

• Sabres head coach Don Granato has been deploying Dahlin in a different way this season. [Noted Hockey]

• A head and neck injury after a collision with Chris Kreider has put Matt Murray on injured reserve. [TSN]

• Tim Stützle on bad Christmas gifts, hidden talents, funny Tkachuks, and more. [NHL]

• One of the early-season surprises has been Sharks goaltender Adin Hill. [The Hockey News]

• Sending some love out for the Capitals fourth line of Carl Hagelin, Nic Dowd, and Garnet Hathaway. [Pokechecked]

• Booner Jenner, Andrew Copp and Dustin Brown are among the players you should look to pick up this week to help your fantasy hockey team. [NBC Sports Edge]


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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