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PHT Morning Skate: Blackhawks win secures Ducks’ playoff spot

Mar 26, 2014, 8:01 AM EST

Anaheim Ducks goalie Jonas Hiller, of the Czech Republic, gets water after giving up a goal to Colorado Avalanche left wing Jamie McGinn in the second period of an NHL hockey game in Denver on Friday, March 14, 2014. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski) 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.

Anaheim didn’t play last night, but the Chicago Blackhawks beating the Dallas Stars guaranteed the Ducks’ playoff spot. (NHL.com)

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Michael Ryder was dropped to the New Jersey Devils’ fourth line during Tuesday’s practice. The news didn’t come as a surprise to him given his poor offensive production. (The Star-Ledger)

Dustin Brown hopes his strong performance against the Washington Capitals on Tuesday is a sign that he’s moving in the right direction. (LA Kings Insider)

The case for Mike Babcock winning the Jack Adams Award. (Puck Daddy)

Former NHL enforcer Sean Avery has been eliminated from Dancing With the Stars and he has a theory as to why that is. (ABC News)

Detroit Red Wings goaltender Jimmy Howard wasn’t in the mood to hide his displeasure over Columbus forward Cam Atkinson‘s controversial goal that ended up being the determining factor in Tuesday’s game. (Detroit News)

Speaking of which, here are the highlights from Columbus’ 4-2 win against Detroit:

  1. slysipops - Mar 26, 2014 at 5:42 PM

    WOW ! this ought to make BLOMFELD a happy camper…… an early EASTER basket from the HAWKS !…enjoy, but not too much !

    • slysipops - Mar 26, 2014 at 5:45 PM

      i mean it aint the KINGS but it is still a surfside team !

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