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PHT Morning Skate: Toffoli making name for himself in playoffs

Jun 5, 2013, 7:15 AM EDT

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Johnny Oduya #27 of the Chicago Blackhawks pursues the play of Tyler Toffoli #73 of the Los Angeles Kings through the neutral zone in the first period of Game Two of the Western Conference Final during the 2013 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at United Center on June 2, 2013 in Chicago, Illinois. The Blackhawks defeated the Kings 4-2.
(June 1, 2013 - Source: Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images North America) 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.

34-year-old forward Brenden Morrow thinks the Pittsburgh Penguins were playing “scared” on Monday. That’s one of the many things they need to change tonight. (McKeesport Daily News)

Meanwhile Bruce Arthur thinks the Pittsburgh Penguins need to relax. (Ottawa Citizen)

Los Angeles Kings forward Tyler Toffoli, 21, is earning the praise of his teammates. (Calgary Sun)

It wouldn’t be a bad idea for the San Jose Sharks to re-sign Scott Gomez, assuming of course that his demands aren’t extravagant. (CSN Bay Area)

The Dallas Stars are sticking with the ECHL Idaho Steelheads. (Dallas Morning News)

26-year-old defenseman Anton Belov talked about what he’s doing to prepare for the transition from the KHL to the Edmonton Oilers. (Puck Daddy)

Luke DeCock has plenty of nice things to say about the Carolina Hurricanes’ new uniforms, but he also thinks that there’s something to be said for sticking with the jerseys the team won the Stanley Cup in. (News & Observer)

Highlights from Los Angeles’ 3-1 victory over Chicago:

Top 10 NHL Player Searches
  1. P. Kessel (1922)
  2. P. Kane (1442)
  3. P. Datsyuk (1348)
  4. M. Richards (1200)
  5. M. Giordano (1181)