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PHT Morning Skate: Love him or hate him, Marchand gets results; Refs to have review say

The Bruins defense limits the Blues to just 20 shots and defensemen Connor Clifton and Charlie McAvoy score goals in Boston's Game 1 win.

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

• Zdeno Chara enlisted Tom Brady (you may have heard of him) for Stanley Cup hype video. (Sportsnet)

• Brad Marchand gets results, whether you hate him or you love him. (USA Today)

• Expect NHL officials to have their say on expanded video review. (TSN)

• There’s a better way for the NHL to officiate. (Toronto Star)

• Finland is the talk of the hockey world outside of the Stanley Cup Playoffs at the moment. Everyone wants a Finn. (Pension Plan Puppets)

• The NHL’s head on battle with a concussion epidemic. (Associated Press)

• Here are five new reasons to be optimistic about the Edmonton Oilers. (Edmonton Journal)

• Goalie rest is the new trend in the NHL. (TSN)

• A look at the substantial growth of the NHL Gaming World Championships. (The Hockey News)

• Should the Montreal Canadiens make a Kawhi Leonard-type trade? (A Winning Habit)

• Drake and the rest who have mastered the art of being a pest at the game. (CBC)

Scott Billeck is a writer for Pro Hockey Talk on NBC Sports. Drop him a line at or follow him on Twitter @scottbilleck