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PHT Morning Skate: Darryl wins Sutter Bowl I

Jan 15, 2012, 7:00 AM EDT

Darryl Sutter AP

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 though Darryl Sutter kept downplaying the “Sutter Bowl,” the Kings players said that they could tell there was a little something extra on the line against the Flames. (LA Times)

Sutter wasn’t the only one making a return to Calgary. In his first game back, newly acquired Michael Cammalleri reminded everyone that he still knows how to puck the puck in the net—and halfway through the game, he was reunited with a familiar linemate. (Calgary Herald)

Remember Angelo Esposito? Well, now he’s a member of the Stars. No, not the Dallas Stars… the Texas Stars. (Dallas Morning News)

Should Tampa trade for a goaltender? Erik Erlendsson says that Lightning fans should get used to the idea of a Roloson/Garon tandem for the rest of the season. (Tampa Tribune)

Every young team undergoing a complete rebuild would like to think that they will be as successful as the Chicago Blackhawks model. So with that in mind, are the Edmonton Oilers on the right track? (Cult of Hockey)

The Ottawa Senators should send the Coyotes a “thank you” card. Since acquiring Kyle Turris, the Sens have earned 22 out of a possible 26 points. (Ottawa Sun)

Speed makes the NHL game one of the best spectator sports in the world. But it also makes it one of the most dangerous. (Star Tribune)

Last night, Sharks forward Andrew Desjardins was the recipient of a hit that is sure to be reviewed by the league office. He says he feels fine, but head coach Todd McLellan had some strong feelings after the game. (CSN Bay Area)

It only took 12 years and 580 NHL games, but Evgeni Nabokov became the 26th member of the 300 win club with his win over the Buffalo Sabres. (Islanders Official)

Speaking of the Islanders/Sabres game, check out this scrap between Matt Martin and Joe Finley. Both men earned every bit of their five minute escape to the penalty box. (NHL)

  1. tbcrow - Jan 15, 2012 at 7:59 AM

    Not even a blip about the 4-2 defeat of the Boston Bruins at the hands of the Carolina Hurricanes? Or the fact the Bruins are 0-3 against the Canes this season? Marchand on Twitter is a huge deal, but not when they get thrashed for the 3rd time this season by your “worst” team in the NHL. I’m sure Claude Julien will blame scheduling for their loss, much the same as Tampa Bay.

  2. bcisleman - Jan 15, 2012 at 10:24 AM

    Matty Marts concedes 5 inches and 50 pounds to Finley. He just isn’t afraid of anything. Probably felt an extra impetus to put on a show on Pat Flatley Night. He, for sure, is the next Flats. If he keeps getting hit in the head like that…well, we won’t go there. Take care of yourself, Matty.

  3. blomfeld - Jan 15, 2012 at 12:36 PM


    friends … another solid win for us last night … man does Jonathan Quick ever look good, eh ? … anyway, tonight we’re gonna do a quick “oil change” just up the road there in Edmonton and make it a clean sweep in Wild Rose Country ! … the Oilers do have some promising young talent … it’s just too bad they have such a goofball coach, as Tom Renney is essentially a smooth-talking “used car” salesman whose only real accomplishment has been to hold this team back … at any rate, the Sisters & company will have their hands full here tonight, dealing with the Ducks … but you just know that in the back of their minds they’ll be mindful of the fact that the “Kings” are in the neighborhood ! :)

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