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PHT Morning Skate: Penguins confident in Zatkoff going into busy stretch

Nov 22, 2013, 8:00 AM EDT

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SUNRISE, FL - OCTOBER 11: Goaltender Jeff Zatkoff #37 of the Pittsburgh Penguins stops a shot by the Florida Panthers at the BB&T Center on October 11, 2013 in Sunrise, Florida. The Panthers defeated the Penguins 6-3. 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.

The Pittsburgh Penguins are about to enter a busy part of their schedule, but they feel seldom-used rookie goaltender Jeff Zatkoff is ready to get more work. (Pittsburgh Tribune-Review)

With a quarter of the NHL season in the books, the Dallas Stars’ acquisition of Tyler Seguin is looking pretty good. (Ottawa Citizen)

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Speaking of Dallas, Brad Richards reflected on his time there before his New York Rangers faced his old squad last night. (Newsday)

New Jersey Devils coach Pete DeBoer confirmed that Damien Brunner was a healthy scratch last night due to his recent lack of offensive production. (The Bergen Record)

The Columbus Blue Jackets made franchise history Wednesday night when they managed to go an entire road game without being penalized. (Columbus Dispatch)

Edmonton Oilers forward Taylor Hall has found memories of going to the 2003 Heritage Classic as a kid. He’s hoping that someday he’ll be able to play in an outdoor game. (Edmonton Journal)

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