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PHT Morning Skate: Marner and Matthews magic; Wild’s potential

Liam McHugh, Keith Jones and Anson Carter dive into the latest NHL power rankings to analyze Vegas' depth, as well as why the Penguins' defense is underrated and why the Islanders didn't make the top 10.

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 for the PHT Morning Skate? Email us at phtblog@nbcsports.

• It’s been some Marner and Matthews magic that’s been powering the Maple Leafs this season. [TSN]

• The IIHF has rescheduled the 2021 Women’s Worlds for August 20-31 at a location to be announced. [IIHF]

• Team Canada forward Jill Saulnier on training during a pandemic and the IIHF canceling the Women’s Worlds before rescheduling them. [The Ice Garden]

• The Wild have shown some glimpses of potential this season. Can they keep that going into the postseason? [Hockey Wilderness]

• Jaromir Jagr, 49, is planning to return to play his 33rd professional season in 2021-22. [PHT]

• In competitive Central, the Lightning aren’t the only heavyweight anymore. [PHT]

• The Blackhawks have watched as their playoff hopes have slowly faded. [NBC Sports Chicago]

• Thirteen points in seven games to hit 100? Connor McDavid can certainly reach that mark. []

• The Canucks have a daunting 11 games in 17 games left to finish their 2020-21 schedule. [Sportsnet]

• Canucks place Jake Virtanen on leave following sexual misconduct allegations. [PHT]


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