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PHT Morning Skate: Rangers broke record while staying alive

Brian Boyle

Brian Boyle


The 2014 playoffs aren’t over yet. The Los Angeles Kings have another opportunity to win the Cup on Friday, but we’re highlighting headlines from around the hockey world this morning:

The New York Rangers broke an NHL record by winning their eighth consecutive elimination game at home. Goaltender Henrik Lundqvist has been particularly dominant over that stretch. (

Travis Morin found the back of the net on Wednesday to lead the AHL Texas Stars to a 2-1 victory over the St. John’s IceCaps. Texas now has a 2-1 lead in the Calder Cup Final. (

The Flyers have signed 29-year-old forward Pierre-Edouard Bellemare. He’s never played in North America, but his versatility and ability to kill penalties caught Philadelphia’s attention. (CSN Philly)

Despite the rumors to the contrary, Devils GM Lou Lamoriello doesn’t think defenseman Adam Larsson will bolt to Sweden. His entry-level contract is over after three trying seasons with New Jersey. (The Star-Ledger)

Penguins GM Jim Rutherford thinks this summer’s trade market could be very active, although Pittsburgh might not be a major player in it. (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette)

Cory Schneider has begun contract talks with the Devils and is insisting that he isn’t making any demands in terms of playing time. (The Bergen Record)

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