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PHT Morning Skate: Justin Peters steps up for Hurricanes

Nov 14, 2013, 8:00 AM EDT

Colorado Avalanche's PA Parenteau (15) breaks away to shoot the puck at Carolina Hurricanes goalie Justin Peters (35) during the first period of an NHL hockey game in Raleigh, N.C., Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2013. (AP Photo/Karl B DeBlaker) 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.

The Carolina Hurricanes have bounced back lately and third-string goaltender Justin Peters deserves a fair amount of the credit for that. (News & Observer)

Buffalo Sabres captain Steve Ott described new head coach Ted Nolan as one of those guys “you want to go through the wall for.” (

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Joel Ward seems to have found another level to his game since Adam Oates took over as the Washington Capitals’ head coach. (CSN Washington)

Sidney Crosby, who unfortunately has plenty of experience dealing with long-term injuries, wished Steven Stamkos well after the fellow superstar suffered a broken right tibia. (Pittsburgh Tribune-Review)

Jaromir Jagr isn’t sure anyone will ever match Martin Brodeur when it comes to the sheer length of time he has spent serving as the New Jersey Devils’ number one goaltender. (New York Post)

Although Nail Yakupov has publicly expressed his frustrations about his lack of playing time, Oilers coach Dallas Eakins firmly stated that he has to earn his minutes. (Edmonton Journal)

Highlights from Philadelphia’s 2-1 victory against Pittsburgh last night:

  1. ibieiniid - Nov 14, 2013 at 8:43 AM

    Listening to Doc and Olczyk, did anybody else feel sick to their stomach thinking about how much they suck on the Penguins nuts? that broadcasting was seriously disgusting. not only were they Pens biased, but when the puck was in or on its way to the Pens end, it was all of a sudden anecdote time, not play-by-play time anymore. what’s worse, the anecdotes tended to just be Doc mumbling and quietly giggling to himself. the level of excitement on his voice anytime the Pens completed a pass was over the top. I know, i know, it’s expected by now, but is anybody else noticing it getting worse? I really don’t know how the NHL lets them put those two on air during Pens games….. especially since Pens fans will stop watching when their team is losing regardless.

    • cofran2004 - Nov 14, 2013 at 11:01 AM

      as you said, we should be used to it by now. It takes a 4 goal lead for them to stop talking about how good the pens are. Just ask us rangers fans…

      • ibieiniid - Nov 14, 2013 at 12:07 PM

        ya, it’s quite sickening.

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