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PHT Morning Skate: on the importance of having two good goalies

William Nylander scored on a penalty shot six seconds into OT for a 3-2 win as the Maple Leafs handed the Blackhawks their fourth straight loss.

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 Leafs took down the Chicago Blackhawks in overtime last night. Check out the highlights by clicking the video at the top of the page.

• The Islanders have some dynamic offensive weapons, but the team is still turning the puck over at an alarming rate. (Light House Hockey)

• The last All-Star game in Tampa Bay was Wayne Gretzky’s last one. It was definitely memorable. (Tampa Times)

• Having two reliable goalies has become incredibly important for every team. (Sportsnet)

• The Columbus Blue Jackets have signed Nathan Gerbe to a one-year contract. He spent the last two years in the Swiss League. (

• Some people were skeptical about Vegas as a pro sports town, but that theory has been put to bed (Bleacher Report)

• Han Ho Chul, who is the executive secretary of North Korea’s Olympic committee, believes that the unified hockey team will work well together. (NBC News)

• Sean Burke talked about his experiences as a player and general manager for Team Canada at the Olympics. (Sports Illustrated)

• The 1998 Nagano Olympics set the stage for women’s hockey. (Sporting News)

• The National Collegiate Hockey Conference could be well represented at this year’s NCAA tournament. (

• Central Scouting released its list of top North American players yesterday:


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