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PHT Morning Skate: Ovechkin has a mishap while curling

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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 Washington Capitals are in the middle of a west coast road trip and with two days off in Alberta, the team decided to try a little curling as a team building event. Things went well until captain Alex Ovechkin had a minor mishap:

If you can’t make it out from the above picture, Ovechkin ripped his jeans during the team’s curling game. (Monumental Network)

Canucks’ Zack Kassian will do anything to avoid a too many men penalty:

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The Montreal Canadiens had a three day break in their schedule this week making it the perfect time to get their halloween on. P.K. Subban steals the show dressing up as Michael Jackson from his Thriller video. (

The Ontario Hockey League’s Sudbury Wolves dropped their 10th straight game on Wednesday night, 7-2 to the Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds. During his post-game scrum, head coach Paul Fixter was in no mood to answer statements from reporters:

In his weekly 30 Thoughts piece, Elliotte Friedman reports the Boston Bruins and Buffalo Sabres had serious discussions about Chris Stewart. The Sabres asking price for the forward appears to be too high for the Bruins liking. (Sportsnet)

Calgary Flames rookie Johnny Gaudreau has his parents in town from New Jersey this week. The Gaudreaus have been impressed with how the city of Calgary has embraced their son. (Calgary Herald)

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