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PHT Morning Skate: Kadri on threats he received; offense in the playoffs


ST. LOUIS, MO - MAY 23: Colorado Avalanche center Nazem Kadri (91) celebrates his hat-trick goal against the St. Louis Blues in the third period during game four of the NHL playoffs at the Enterprise Center May 23, 2022. St. Louis Blues defenseman Justin Faulk (72), center Jordan Kyrou (25), and Niko Mikkola (77) skate past the celebration. The Avalanche won 6-3. (Photo by Andy Cross/MediaNews Group/The Denver Post via Getty Images)

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Welcome to the PHT Morning Skate, a collection of links from the NHL and around the hockey world. Have a link you want to submit? Email us at phtblog@nbcsports.

• Nazem Kadri, hat trick hero of Game 4, on the threats he received following his collision with Jordan Binnington: “I was able to read those messages. They were very extreme. Racial, threatening – all that good stuff. (The police) did a great job of making me feel safe, and I really appreciate it.” [Colorado Hockey Now]

• The offensive surge we saw during the regular season has not stopped in the Stanley Cup Playoffs. [TSN]

• Frederik Andersen skated at MSG on Monday, but it’s still Antti Raanta’s net. [News and Observer]

• Connor McDavid, like Wayne Gretzky before him, is making life very difficult for the Flames. [Sportsnet]

• “‘This is why it mattered': Women’s pro hockey is about to have its moment” [On Her Turf]

[NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs 2022 schedule, TV info]

• Now that they have money committed to Bryan Rust for six seasons, how does his extension affect Kris Letang and Evgeni Malkin’s futures? [Pensburgh]

• Mistakes in extensions and free agency cannot happen as the Wild enter salary cap hell. [Zone Coverage]

• Which open NHL coaching jobs are the most appealing? [Daily Faceoff]

• With Mark Giordano back with the Maple Leafs, what does that tell the rest of the league about Toronto’s plans? [The Hockey Writers]


Sean Leahy is a writer for Pro Hockey Talk on NBC Sports. Drop him a line at or follow him on Twitter @Sean_Leahy.