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PHT Morning Skate: Oh no, Kessel and Lupul haven’t scored in two games

Jan 14, 2012, 7:15 AM EDT

Phil Kessel, Joffrey Lupul Getty Images

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.

Even if the Leafs are winning, which they didn’t do last night, fears over an oncoming slump linger. Joffrey Lupul and Phil Kessel not earning a point in two straight games only helps make that worse. (Toronto Sun)

Defense wins championships, or in the case of the Nashville Predators, it just helps them get back to winning games. (Tennessean)

Calling the Canadiens a “sinking ship” might sound like hyperbole, but could you argue against it? Not a chance. (Ottawa Sun)

The Ducks are getting confident, stupid. Thumping on the Oilers will help do that too. (OC Register)

Things could either go really well for the Jets over the rest of the season or take a typical Thrasher-like turn for the worse. (Winnipeg Sun)

Mike Cammalleri would very much like to forget about Montreal and get back to scoring goals in Calgary. (Calgary Sun)

Andrew Cogliano‘s first game back in Edmonton as a member of the Ducks went about as well as he could hope. (OC Register)

If you’re a fan of nerding out over uniforms and uniform concepts, Uni Watch has some great NHL stuff to check out today. (Uni Watch)

Cam Barker is back to skating and that’s a good thing for the Oilers. (Edmonton Sun)

Finally, congrats to Steve Stamkos for being the first guy to get to 30 goals this season and for doing so with an absolute ripper of a shot. (NHL)

  1. elguapo12 - Jan 14, 2012 at 8:40 PM

    Leafs looking to get shutout again. Against a back-up goalie no less. Guess that’ll happen when your best player(s) have peaked already…

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