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PHT Morning Skate: Where Penguins deliver pizzas

Mar 5, 2013, 7:15 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.

Washington Capitals coach Adam Oates isn’t sure when defenseman Mike Green will be back, but it probably won’t be in time for Tuesday’s game against the Boston Bruins. (Washington Post)

Will signing Ryan O’Reilly lead to the Colorado Avalanche trading Paul Stastny? (Denver Post)

Ian Mendes lists 10 unexpected storylines of the 2013 campaign. Did you see any of these coming? (Ottawa Citizen)

San Jose Sharks forward Martin Havlat will miss at least two games due to a lower body injury. (San Jose Mercury News)

When the Chicago Blackhawks season began, their goaltending was one of their big question marks. Now netminders Corey Crawford and Ray Emery are counted as two of Chicago’s greatest strength. (Washington Times)

What did several of the Pittsburgh Penguins key players do before Monday’s 4-3 victory over the Tampa Bay Lightning? Deliver pizzas. (

Calgary Flames forward Jarome Iginla had just one goal in his first 16 contests, but he’s had no trouble finding the back of the net lately. (Calgary Sun)

The Toronto Maple Leafs have signed 19-year-old forward Josh Leivo to an entry-level deal. (

If you missed it, here are the highlights from Pittsburgh’s 4-3 win against Tampa Bay:

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  1. acieu - Mar 5, 2013 at 7:24 AM

    Are the penguins auditioning for their post hockey careers?

    • reasonableperson1 - Mar 5, 2013 at 8:29 AM

      Naw, they’re just getting the fans ready for the Stanley Cup party that will commence in a few months

  2. yankeehawk - Mar 5, 2013 at 9:51 AM

    of course it’s better to be hot going into the playoffs..but wouldn’t you rather be hot and winning now,rather than be playing .500 hockey and wondering IF you will ever get hot ?

  3. yankeehawk - Mar 5, 2013 at 9:54 AM

    sorry….wrong post…

  4. polegojim - Mar 5, 2013 at 6:41 PM

    ; ) my response is still the same!

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