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PHT Morning Skate: Where the magic runs out

May 4, 2012, 7:30 AM EDT

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ST. LOUIS, MO - APRIL 14: Brian Elliott #1 of the St. Louis Blues warms up before Game Two of the Western Conference Quarterfinals against the San Jose Sharks during the 2012 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Scottrade Center on April 14, 2012 in St. Louis, Missouri. (Photo by Mark Buckner/NHLI via Getty Images) 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.

Want to know some of the significant things that have happened on May 4 in NHL history? Joe Pelletier has you covered. (Greatest Hockey Legends)

Considering all the “new” Washington Capitals fans who’ve joined the mix since Alex Ovechkin emerged, the franchise’s history of lengthy OT defeats probably was lost on a big segment of the audience. Now they know the pain, though. (On Frozen Blog)

Even a New York Rangers fan – in this case, the lovable Scotty Hockey – found that triple-OT game to be “torture.” But not just from an “ouch, my fingers are bleeding from biting my nails too short” kind of torture. (Scotty Hockey)

Peter Laviolette did some line juggling in the Philadelphia Flyers’ Game 3 loss to the New Jersey Devils. (

Do you love charts? Then you’re going to LOVE this. (Behind the Net)

Looking back at another successful night for the New Jersey Devils’ impressive penalty kill units. (Fire & Ice)

The magic is gone for St. Louis Blues goalie (and All-Star) Brian Elliott. (St. Louis Today)

Marian Hossa‘s progress has been “slow but steady” from that Raffi Torres hit. (

Cam Neely thinks the Boston Bruins’ power play needs a “philosophical change.” (

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