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Lace 'em up. Time for the Morning Skate.
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THE PHENOM MENACE
I'm referring, of course, to the phenomenal rookies of the Arizona Coyotes. Since the first puck drop of the season, Anthony Duclair and Max Domi have surprised the hockeysphere with their potent mix of speed and skill. I've followed them a lot this season (they're just fun to watch, guys) but they outdid themselves on Thursday.
As a Stars fan, I haven't seen two players dominate Dallas this season like Domi and Duclair did in a 6-3 rout yesterday. Dallas is the fastest team in the NHL. And the Coyotes' rookie duo kept them chasing all night long. I mean, look at how helpless the Stars look here.
We already know the NHL's best duos. Jonathan Toews and Patrick Kane. Jamie Benn and Tyler Seguin.
Anthony Duclair and Max Domi?
WHAT HAPPENED LAST NIGHT:
- Maple Leafs forward Leo Komarov should expect a suspension for a (purposeful) hit to the head on the New York Rangers captain.
- In fact, Komarov has already admitted he's at fault.
- With two goals leading to a big win last night, Phil Kessel is finally fitting in with the Penguins.
- Sure, the Lightning beat the Jets last night. But they looked awful in doing so, and it necessitated a team meeting after the game.
- Justin Williams came to the rescue for the Capitals.
- A big game with wild card implications went to the Senators on Thursday.
- The Panthers had a chance to extend their lead over the rest of the Atlantic, but they blew it in a shootout.
- Connor McDavid keeps doing amazing things but the Oilers keep losing.
- Our Blog Council examines the playoff destinies of the Sharks and Capitals.
- Evgeny Kuznetsov is a wizard behind the net.
- Winnipeg Jets coach Paul Maurice unleashed some terrific f-bombs on a ref.