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PHT Morning Skate: Two NASCAR drivers will honor Humboldt victims

The Sharks nabbed a 1-0 series lead over the Ducks thanks to goals from Evander Kane and Brent Burns.

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

• Up top, check out the highlights from last night’s tilt between the Ducks and Sharks.

• After a couple of so-so years, Pekka Rinne really elevated his game this season. This might be the best version of Rinne we’ve ever seen. (ESPN)

• Joe Morrow didn’t cost the Jets much at the trade deadline, but he came up big in Game 1 of their series against the Minnesota Wild on Wednesday night. (

• Devils GM Ray Shero gave Taylor Hall one year to move on from the fact that he was traded away from Edmonton. It took Hall the entire year, but he certainly seems to have adjusted to his new surroundings. (

• The Washington Capitals haven’t generated a ton of shots, but does the quality of their shots really make up for that? (

• Goaltending is so important in the Stanley Cup Playoffs, and there’s a few teams that have question marks at the position. (Featurd)

• What will 2018-19 NHL jerseys look like? Well, we know that third jerseys will be returning after one year off, but don’t expect the standard home or away jerseys to change too much. (Icethetics)

• Team USA captain Meghan Duggan has joined NBC Sports Boston’s coverage of the Bruins’ Stanley Cup run. (NBC Sports Olympics)

• Russia’s hockey coach, Oleg Znarok stepped down from his position just one month after winning gold at the Olympics. (Associated Press)

• Nascar Drivers Michael Annett and DJ Kennington will pay tribute to the Humboldt Broncos during this weekend’s race. (NBC Sports Nascar)

• Check out the highlights from last night’s game between the Blue Jackets and Capitals:


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