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PHT Morning Skate: The day after fight night in Toronto

Sep 23, 2013, 8:15 AM EDT

Ryan Miller, Jonathan Bernier AP

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.

Things got a bit busy last night, didn’t they? There’ll be more to come about all the shenanigans that let loose in Toronto between the Maple Leafs and the Sabres. In other, less punchy news:

The Lightning are looking to provide more of a family atmosphere for the team and that doesn’t mean having clowns roaming the stands. (Tampa Tribune)

Pittsburgh’s Jeff Zatkoff is ready to seize his opportunity to be Marc-Andre Fleury‘s backup now that Tomas Vokoun is out with a blood clot issue. (Penguins)

Kyle Okposo is shaking off an eye injury he suffered on Saturday night against the Devils. (New York Newsday)

Coyotes 2013 first-round pick Max Domi is still battling for a spot to make the team this season. (AZ Central)

One thing that may come of last night’s fights are even more difficult salary cap issues for the Toronto Maple Leafs. (Sportsnet)

Finally, Buffalo’s Ryan Miller summed things up in a way Ron Burgundy would understand via Twitter.

Thankfully, no one got hold of a trident.

  1. ntvd7 - Sep 23, 2013 at 9:20 AM

    “I’m proud of you fellas. You all kept your head on a swivel, and that’s what you gotta do when you find yourself in a vicious cock fight!!!” #Bungundy

  2. jimw81 - Sep 23, 2013 at 10:21 AM

    i blame the instigator rule for what happen last night.

    • ibieiniid - Sep 23, 2013 at 12:47 PM

      howso?

    • DonkeyStick - Sep 23, 2013 at 1:36 PM

      Scott dropped his gloves first and went right after Kessel. How did the instigator rule deter Scott?

  3. imnotyourbuddyguy - Sep 23, 2013 at 11:59 AM

    Dear Leaf fans, enjoy the 10 game suspension for that massively overpaid Clarkson, and enjoy the 5 games Kessel is getting.

    Then enjoy know that when the Leaf miss the playoffs, it was because Kessel is a punk who started swinging his stick like the punk he is, rather than skating away, turtleing or doing pretty much anything other than starting to swing his stick.

    What is Scott doing? Who knows? Doesn’t change the fact the Kessel’s reaction just hurt the team, a team that could easily miss the playoffs by a single point.

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