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PHT Morning Skate: Canadiens flag raised at Ottawa’s City Hall

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A young hockey player skates with the Montreal Canadiens flag before the Canadiens faced the Ottawa Senators in an NHL hockey game Thursday, March 12, 2015, in Montreal. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Paul Chiasson)


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.

As a result of Ottawa Mayor Jim Watson’s bet with Montreal Mayor Denis Coderre, there is now a Canadiens flag raised at Ottawa’s City Hall (h/t MTL Blog):

.@DenisCoderre Not happy about this but a bet is a bet. Congratulations!

— Jim Watson (@JimWatsonOttawa) April 29, 2015

John Tavares thinks the Islanders’ first round exit at the hands of the Washington Capitals is something he’ll carry forever. “It stings. It’s been a really hard last three days,” Tavares said. (Newsday)

A collection of hockey cards worth $200,000 that primarily featured Wayne Gretzky may have been stolen. (Postmedia Network)

Anaheim’s firefighters released a video in support of the Ducks’ efforts against the Calgary Flames:

There might be reasons coach Mike Babcock would consider joining the Edmonton Oilers beyond Connor McDavid. (Edmonton Journal)

Members of the old Winnipeg Jets reflect on the new version making the playoffs. (Winnipeg Sun)

Here are the highlights from Washington’s 2-1 victory over the New York Rangers:

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