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PHT Morning Skate: What superstition? Crosby, Malkin, Kunitz grab the Prince of Wales Trophy

Sidney Crosby didn't touch the Prince of Wales Trophy in 2008 and went on to lose in the Stanley Cup Final. In 2009, he touched it and the Penguins would go on to win it all. After Game 7, Crosby once again picked it up.

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.

--Sidney Crosby decided to buck the trend and touch the Prince of Wales Trophy. (Top)

--Former NHLers look back at their Game 7 battles. (Sports Illustrated)

--A Q&A with the newest Panther Jared McCann. (NHL)

--Watch the highlights from last night’s game between the Penguins and Lightning:

--Joe Pavelski went from not being able to skate and not being big enough to becoming a Conn Smythe Trophy favorite. (TSN)

--Bryan Rust accomplished something pretty rare this postseason:

--Some teams still need to sign some of their prospects or risk losing them.