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PHT Morning Skate: Schneider feeling pressure of being Devils’ No. 1

Vancouver Canucks v New Jersey Devils

NEWARK, NJ - OCTOBER 24: Former teammates Cory Schneider #35 of the New Jersey Devils and Roberto Luongo #1 of the Vancouver Canucks play against each other at the Prudential Center on October 24, 2013 in Newark, New Jersey. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

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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.

Cory Schneider says he has to be a lot better. It’s tough being a No. 1 guy. (Star-Ledger)

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The Blues are rolling out a new set of forward lines and can’t wait to use them. (St. Louis Post-Dispatch)

Ondrej Pavelec is getting frustrated. Another overtime loss will do that. (Winnipeg Sun)

Shane Doan is a really big fan of teammate Oliver Ekman-Larsson. (Mayor’s Manor)

John MacKinnon says the Oilers will be better when they get better at the basic parts of the game. (Edmonton Journal)

Winnipeg’s Anthony Peluso can be very proud of how he scored his first NHL goal. (Winnipeg Free Press)

Finally, the ovation the Bell Centre crowd in Montreal gave to Saku Koivu on Thursday night was something really special. Warning: Goosebumps ahead. (

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