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PHT Morning Skate: Best low shooters; Subban’s decline

NHL on NBC play-by-play announcer Doc Emrick reflects on one month since the last NHL game, praising the work of doctors and first responders and looking forward to the "joyful day" where hockey and sports resume.

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• Avs goalie Pavel Francouz is using virtual reality to stay sharp during this pause. (

• Could a proof of immunity concept be in the works for sporting events with fans? (Nova Caps)

• Travis Yost breaks down some of the best “low shooters” in hockey. (TSN)

• U.S. Olympic captain Meghan Duggan is filling in for a teacher battling Covid-19. (NBC Sports)

• Why has P.K. Subban slowed down so much? Can he still be an effective player down the road? These are the questions Andrew Berkshire answers. (Sportsnet)

• Pat Stapleton has died, but the mystery of the 1972 Summit Series puck remains. (Toronto Sun)

• Why is it so difficult to find Pro Set hockey cards of Pat Falloon and Scott Niedermayer? (Puck Junk)

• Rick Tocchet took Craig Berube under his wing when the two men were in Philadelphia. (St. Louis Post-Dispatch)


Joey Alfieri is a writer for Pro Hockey Talk on NBC Sports. Drop him a line at or follow him on Twitter @joeyalfieri.