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PHT Morning Skate: Sharks name stray cat after captain Joe Pavelski

The Blues watched a 3-1 lead vanish in the third period but David Backes' overtime goal sent St. Louis home winners in Game 2.

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.

--The stray cat that ran onto the ice prior to Game 1 between the Sharks and Preds has been named after Joe Pavelski. (Associated Press)

--Speaking of that black cat, here’s a mountain of pucks shaped like the cat. (The Score)

--When Lukas Head was younger, he played with Steven Stamkos and P.K. Subban. Here’s his story. (Toronto Star)

--Watch the highlights from yesterday’s game between the Stars and Blues. (Top)

--A look behind the scenes of the NHL draft lottery. (Canadian Press)

--Two-time Olympic gold medalist Sharon Szabados loves curling and the Oilers. She was forced to make a tough choice on Saturday. (Sportsnet)

--Pascal Dupuis, who was named one of the Masterton Trophy finalists, is adjusting to retirement. (