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PHT’s Morning Skate: Where are our Tesla coils?!

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PHT’s Morning Skate takes a look around the world of hockey to see what’s happening and what we’ll be talking about around the NHL world and beyond.

We’re STILL waiting for the Tesla coils to be put to use in Tampa. Our Edison conspiracy theories grow by the day. (Lightning)

Jonathan Quick’s second straight shutout was extra special for being his 100th career victory. (L.A. Kings Insider)

Dany Heatley scored with 1.2 seconds left to tie the Oilers and the Wild won in a shootout. That’s a bad night to be an Oiler. (Russo’s Rants)

Carolina dangler and Finnish stud Jussi Jokinen is a big… Baseball fan? Whaaaat? (Ice Chips)

2004 first round pick Kris Chucko calls it a career thanks to… Yup, concussions. (Globe And Mail)

Ever get frustrated about goalie interference penalties? Sure you have and here’s why it’s so tricky. (Defending Big D)

Bruce Boudreau says we can infer anything we want about Jay Beagle’s injury. OK, we think it’s a concussion. (Washington Post)

Nathan Horton is sorry about hurting his team the other night against Carolina. Puppy dog eyes in full effect. (CSNNE.com)

Guys, don’t worry. Edmonton’s oil derrick for introductions is back in commission. Introductions can be fun again. (Oilers)

FIGHT! Check out Colton Orr and Shawn Thornton violently hug it out in Boston last night.

Wayne Gretzky has hockey in his blood forever. There’s only one drug test for that and it involves poutine and it’s administered by Gordie Howe. (Edmonton Journal)

Hal Gill says the Canadiens aren’t doing things the right way. At 6’7″ tall, he should know, he can see it all from high above. (Montreal Gazette)

Video: Lightning will celebrate goals this season with a Tesla coil


When the Tampa Bay Lightning score goals this season, you might be a bit more than thunderstruck when Steve Stamkos or Martin St. Louis buries one in the back of the net. You might also be dumbstruck at seeing the beauty and wonder of the Tesla coil to provide the lightning to accompany the thunder.

Yes, that’s right, one of inventor Nikola Tesla’s creations will make it’s appearance at St. Pete Times Forum this season to provide a better electric visual than just cartoon lightning bolts on the scoreboard. Instead, a Tesla coil will hang above the rink and produce bolts of electricity to show their appreciation for Stamkos and company.

All we know know is that going to see a game at Tampa Bay has moved way up the “must-see” list. (Thanks to @felixpotvin on Twitter for the video)