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PHT Morning Skate: Blake thinks Scott won’t get big suspension ‘people are waiting for’

Oct 28, 2013, 8:00 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.

Los Angeles Kings assistant GM Rob Blake is predicting that whatever suspension Buffalo Sabres forward John Scott gets, disciplinarian Brendan Shanahan will face criticism for it not being enough. “I don’t see it being the big one (suspension) people are waiting for,” Blake said. He used to work with Shanahan. (Edmonton Journal)

Sean Monahan is earning plenty of praise for his poise. (

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Chris Stewart might be available for the St. Louis Blues’ match on Tuesday, but they aren’t likely to have Magnus Paajarvi. Both forwards suffered upper-body injuries Saturday. (St. Louis Post-Dispatch)

Former defenseman Nicklas Lidstrom misses playing in the NHL, but he still thinks it was his time to retire. It’s allowed him to help coach his son’s team in Sweden and he enjoys all the extra time he now has with his family. (Detroit Free Press)

Pittsburgh Penguins forward Brandon Sutter is searching for his first goal of the season going into Monday’s game against his old team, the Carolina Hurricanes. (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette)

Dallas Stars goaltending prospect Jack Campbell‘s new mask pays tribute to former President John F. Kennedy. (The Score)

  1. Anoesis - Oct 28, 2013 at 1:46 PM

    I’d have rather had a write-up of the Kings-Oilers game than a quote from the assistant GM about a guy I couldn’t care less about.

    The Kings and Oilers played to a 1-1 tie (goals by Edmonton’s Nail Yakupov and L.A.’s Mike Richards in the 2nd period) with the Kings winning the shootout. The Kings are now 8-4, 1-0 in OT and 4-0 in SO.

    Edmonton goalie Richard Bachman seems to have the Kings’ number. Though he’s only played in 32 NHL games (before he was called up from Oklahoma City for this one) he stopped 47 of 48 shots prior to giving up 2 of 3 in the shootout. In three career games against the Kings Bachman has stopped 95 of 97 shots he’s faced. The Kings outshot the Oilers 48-18.

    Jonathan Quick has stopped 10 of 11 shots in shootouts this year. Anze Kopitar is 3 for 4 in shootout opportunities this year and all three of his goals have been the deciding ones.

    The Kings have won seven of their last nine contests. Mike Richards has eight points (2G, 6A) in the last 10 games, and Jeff Carter has points in three straight games (1G, 2A).

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