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PHT Morning Skate: Khabibulin’s return a bit of a downer

Feb 10, 2013, 9:05 AM EDT

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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.

Nikolai Khabibulin finally had a chance to play yesterday and did well for Edmonton… And still lost the game. (Edmonton Journal)

A rare feat occurred yesterday: A double-shutout in the Coyotes shootout win over the Sharks. (NBCSports)

Paul Gaustad‘s rarely-called penalty, in overtime no less, ended up costing the Preds the game. Don’t worry, there’s an explanation for it. (The Tennessean)

So far things are looking good for the NHL following the lockout as the damage many thought might happen hasn’t happened. (Denver Post)

Realignment talk is about to heat up as it’s being discussed again. (New York Post)

The Blue Jackets shook up their lines in practice. Will it help on the ice? (Columbus Dispatch)

Finally, check out Red Wings GM Ken Holland and Oilers GM Steve Tambellini having trouble working a remote control. (NHL.com)

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