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PHT Morning Skate: Rask making a strong case for Olympics

Jun 17, 2013, 7:15 AM EDT

CHICAGO, IL - JUNE 15: Tuukka Rask #40 of the Boston Bruins tends goal against the Chicago Blackhawks in Game Two of the NHL 2013 Stanley Cup Final at United Center on June 15, 2013 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Harry How/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.

Former NHL player and coach Barry Melrose’s look at the Stanley Cup Final through two games. (

It’s going to be tough for Team Finland to pick a number one goaltender between Boston’s Tuukka Rask, Nashville’s Pekka Rinne, and San Jose’s Antti Niemi. (Toronto Sun)

Boston Bruins coach Claude Julien obviously loves his job, but he would do away with the fame that comes with it if he could. (Boston Herald)

After Sergei Bobrovsky won the Vezina Trophy, writer Sam Carchidi remarked that “the Flyers’ impatience turned into gold for the Blue Jackets.” Philadelphia Inquirer)

In between heated battles in the Stanley Cup Final, Boston Bruins defenseman Adam McQuaid took some time to write about his dad. (

Detroit Red Wings defenseman Niklas Kronwall is feeling upbeat about his team’s future. (The Detroit News)

Highlights from Boston’s 2-1 overtime win:

  1. pastabelly - Jun 17, 2013 at 9:02 AM

    Those are three great goalies. Backstrom/Lehtonen are not bad choices for four and five either. Lucky for the rest of the world that Finland doesn’t have world class forwards and defensemen.

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