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PHT Morning Skate: Murray’s rebound; Stone’s influence on Golden Knights

Wednesday Night Hockey brings stars Auston Matthews and Patrick Kane face-to-face as the Maple Leafs host the Blackhawks at 7:30 ET, followed by the Devils and Oilers at 10 ET on NBCSN.

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

• The turnaround has been nice, but there’s still plenty left to do for Philadelphia Flyers GM Chuck Fletcher. [Inquirer]

• Matt Murray of the Pittsburgh Penguins is back to being Good Matt Murray. [Pensburgh]

• The Boston Bruins could pose a big issue for the Toronto Maple Leafs next month. [TSN]

• How Mark Stone helps the Vegas Golden Knights’ defense. [Sin Bin Vegas]

• Through his offensive struggles, Patrik Laine’s overall game is coming together. []

• Where are all the critics of Leon Draisaitl’s contract now? [Spector’s Hockey]

• Troy Stetcher believes the hype is real for new Vancouver Canucks defenseman Quinn Hughes. [Province]

• Brayden Schenn has done more than enough to warrant an extension from the St. Louis Blues. [Bleedin’ Blue]

• After winning silver at the Olympics last year, Sarah Nurse is eyeing gold for Canada at the upcoming Women’s World Championship. [Color of Hockey]

• The Tampa Bay Lightning cannot mess up this chance at a Stanley Cup. [Scotty Wazz]

• How the Lightning can be defeated. [ESPN]

• Chris Wagner has been paying dividends for the Boston Bruins. [NBC Boston]

• Finally, never fall asleep around Dougie Hamilton and Andrei Svechnikov:


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