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PHT Morning Skate: 2018 Global Series schedule unveiled; U.S. Women’s team appears on Tonight Show

Jason Pominville, Sam Reinhart, Johan Larsson, Rasmus Ristolainen, and Ryan O'Reilly each notched at least one point as the Sabres took down the slumping Maple Leafs, 5-3.

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• The Golden Knights’ defensive play seems to be slipping a little bit over the last few games. (SinBin.Vegas)

• Not only did the Stars lose to Ottawa last night, Ben Bishop was also forced to exit the game with an injury. (Defending Big D)

• Tyler Myers has rebounded form last year’s injury-plagued season, but things haven’t been perfect for him in Winnipeg in 2017-18. (Jets Nation)

• Find out how a fake phone call from an NHL goalie helped spark Louis Domingue’s passion for hockey. (Tampa Times)

• The Blues have been hit pretty hard by the injury bug in the last couple of days. Where do they go from here? (St. Louis Post-Dispatch)

• Even though the ‘Hawks lost some toughness when they traded Ryan Hartman and Tommy Wingels, head coach Joel Quenneville insists that the players on his team will stand up for each other. (Chicago Tribune)

• Jason Spezza’s production has fallen off a cliff this season, so it’s only normal that his role with the Stars has decreased. (Ottawa Citizen)

• The Panthers have used a strong counter-attack and good goaltending to get themselves back in the Eastern Conference playoff picture. (The Rat Trick)

• The Rangers haven’t recalled top prospects Lias Andersson and Filip Chytil from the minors, but expect that to happen in the next few weeks. (New York Post)

• Did the Hurricanes make the right decision by not trading Justin Faulk before the deadline? (Cardiac Cane)

• Up top, check out the highlights from last night’s tilt between the Maple Leafs and Sabres.

• Rinat Valiev, who the Canadiens acquired from the Leafs in the Tomas Plekanec trade, admitted that he asked for a trade out of Toronto. (Habs Eyes on the Prize)

• On Tuesday morning, the NHL announced their Global Series schedule for next season. The Devils and Oilers will battle in Sweden, while the Jets and Panthers will play in Finland. New Jersey will also wrap up their preseason in Switzerland and the Oilers will play an exhibition game in Germany. (Associated Press)

• Team USA’s gold-medal winning women’s hockey team made an appearance on the Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon:


Joey Alfieri is a writer for Pro Hockey Talk on NBC Sports. Drop him a line at or follow him on Twitter @joeyalfieri.