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PHT Morning Skate: Booth fuming after costly goalie interference penalty

Jan 30, 2014, 8:03 AM EDT

NEWARK, NJ - OCTOBER 24: David Booth #7 of the Vancouver Canucks skates against the New Jersey Devils at the Prudential Center on October 24, 2013 in Newark, New Jersey. The Canucks defeated the Devils 3-2 in the shootout. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/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.

David Booth declared he’s “as frustrated as I’ve ever been” over his goalie interference penalty that turned the tide in Vancouver’s 5-2 loss to Chicago last night. (Tony Gallagher on Twitter)

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The Pittsburgh Penguins think defenseman Olli Maatta should be regarded as a serious contender for the Calder Trophy. (Pittsburgh Tribune-Review)

Winnipeg Jets coach Paul Maurice defended goaltender Ondrej Pavelec after Tuesday’s 4-3 defeat. (Winnipeg Sun)

Jonathan Quick has unveiled his mask for the 2014 Winter Olympics. (NBC Olympics)

Nashville Predators coach Barry Trotz is very happy with how Colin Wilson has done since shifting from the wing to center. (The Tennessean)

Count Phil Kessel among the players asking their family members not to attend the Olympics for the sake of their safety. Kessel’s situation is a bit unique though as his younger sister, Amanda, will be at the games as a member of the United States women’s hockey team. (The Globe and Mail)

Carolina Hurricanes prospect Daniel Altshuller has taken a significant step forward this season. (

Highlights from the New York Rangers 2-1 victory over the Islanders at Yankee Stadium:

  1. ibieiniid - Jan 30, 2014 at 9:13 AM

    is that a statue of liberty-themed mask? that’s pretty sick actually.

    • ibieiniid - Jan 30, 2014 at 9:13 AM

      (referring to Quick’s USA mask)

      • sjsblitz - Jan 30, 2014 at 9:34 AM

        Looks like is regular mask, just colored. Should’ve added more to it. Now Millers mask on the other hand…

      • ibieiniid - Jan 30, 2014 at 9:48 AM

        oh true. I’ve never really noticed his mask…. or any goalie’s masks, for that matter. i guess I’m just unobservant like that.

  2. hammerhead5573 - Jan 30, 2014 at 9:40 AM

    Geez, Mr Booth, I thought it was only BlackHawk fans, players, management, vendors, retailers etc that do not compliment the other team after getting beat. Man, I’m confused.

  3. blomfeld - Jan 30, 2014 at 10:15 PM

    You made your own bed Booth, so now go and sleep in it …

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