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Tuesday Morning Skate: Exit interview day; Jack Eichel fed up in Buffalo?



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The Philadelphia Flyers finished off their frustrating season with a 4-2 win on Monday night against the New Jersey Devils. It was nice to get the win, but now the real work begins.

The Flyers will hold their end-of-season media availability today at 11 a.m. Stay tuned for updates from that throughout the day on Tuesday and beyond.

Welcome to the Morning Skate, our roundup of links on Philly Hockey Now as well as other sites around the National Hockey Now network and hockey world!

Flyers News


  • The Flyers gave out their Team Awards prior to Monday night’s season finale. Who won and who should have won? (Philly Hockey Now)


  • Oskar Lindblom was named the Flyers’ nominee for the Bill Masterson Memorial Trophy for the second consecutive year. He deserves it and more. (Philly Hockey Now)


Around the NHL


  • The New York Islanders will see even more fans at the Nassau Coliseum for the playoffs than originally anticipated following an announcement by New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Monday. (NYI Hockey Now)


  • Jack Eichel seems to be pretty fed up with the Buffalo Sabres. He said there is “disconnect” with Buffalo Sabres over how his neck injury was handled this season. Could the Flyers scoop him up this offseason? (ESPN)


  • After scoring two goals, including the overtime winner for the Boston Bruins in a 3-2 win over the New York Islanders to clinch the third seed in the East Division for the 2021 Stanley Playoffs, Bruins winger Taylor Hall went to bat for his former Buffalo Sabres teammate Jack Eichel and reflected on some ‘dark days’ in Buffalo. (Boston Hockey Now)



  • Vegas Golden Knights head coach Pete DeBoer left his post-game media availability in a huff after growing frustrated with questions following his team’s 2-1 loss to the Colorado Avalanche. (Vegas Hockey Now)


  • San Jose Sharks 2020 first-round pick Ozzy Wiesblatt did not hesitate when asked about his goals for next season. (San Jose Hockey Now)

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