Morning Skate- January 26, 2014


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Good afternoon Stars nation. Technically it’s no longer the morning but we’re still going to do the Morning Skate nonetheless.

It was another strong performance from the Stars last night as they defeated the Penguins 3-0. Kari Lehtonen had a shutout and Jamie Benn pitched in with a goal. That’s 6 points in 3 games now for Benn. Looks like we were way off with our trade column.

Saturday night was a big win for non-traditional hockey markets everywhere. The Stadium Series was in southern California as the Ducks defeated the Kings 3-0.

The atmosphere was truly majestic.

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Here are some other links from around the league:

Jared Crozier wonders if the Canadiens have hit a wall. (SenShot)

The Blues defeated the Islanders behind 2 goals from Vladimir Tarasenko. (

The Wild lost a tough one to the Sharks in OT. (GonePuckWild)

Sean Fitzgerald unveils his power rankings for Week 18. (BlackhawkUp)

In a surprise to no one the Sabres are fielding calls for Ryan Miller and Matt Moulson. (FanSided)

ESPN has a new Top 50 Draft prospects list. (

There’s some bad blood brewing between Vancouver’s Dale Weise and Phoenix Coyote center Martin Hanzal. (TheCanuckWay)