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PHT Morning Skate: Where Pens, Bruins AHL teams erupt in playoff game

May 20, 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.

Joe Thornton thinks 24-year-old forward Logan Couture has become “probably the most complete hockey player there is in the NHL today.” (ESPN.com)

An AHL playoff game between the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins and Providence Bruins got very heated with the teams combining for 117 penalty minutes. (AHL.com (with video) and Youtube)

Once again the New York Rangers find themselves down 2-0. Can they overcome another major deficit? (Newsday)

Detroit Red Wings coach Mike Babcock is definitely enjoying himself. (Detroit Free Press)

Would Ales Hemsky fetch the Edmonton Oilers much on the trade market? (Edmonton Journal)

San Jose’s Brent Burns talks about the switch from defense to forward. (ESPN.com)

Bruins goaltender Tuukka Rask deserves a lot of the credit for Sunday’s 5-2 victory. (Boston Herald)

Highlights from Ottawa’s double overtime win against Pittsburgh:

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