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PHT Morning Skate: Ovechkin blames tumble on sniper, is Larry King’s favorite player


PHT’s Morning Skate takes a look around the world of hockey to see what’s happening and what we’ll be talking about around the NHL world and beyond.

Alex Ovechkin lost his footing while celebrating his 40th goal of the season. After completing a 4-0 victory over Toronto, he jokingly claimed that he had been taken out by a sniper (skip to 1:05):

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You can see Ovechkin’s goal and fall below:

Ovechkin also found out that he’s Larry King’s favorite player:

Here are 10 past trade deadline trades that proved to be rather one-sided. (Sportsnet)

Just how much turnover have the Edmonton Oilers seen? If they trade Jeff Petry, then 21-year-old Ryan Nugent-Hopkins will move up to third on Edmonton’s active seniority list. (Edmonton Sun)

The argument in favor of Marc-Andre Fleury being the Pittsburgh Penguins’ 2014-15 MVP. (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette)

Highlights from Anaheim’s 3-1 victory over Dallas:

After a month of trade speculation, Curtis Glencross is looking forward to moving on now that he’s a member of the Washington Capitals. (CSN Washington)

Even if the Colorado Avalanche manage to reach their goal of 95 points, it might not be enough to make the playoffs. (Denver Post)

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