Morning Skate: Saturday, Nov. 9

Morning Skate: Saturday, Nov. 9
November 9, 2013, 12:15 pm
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* Phil Kessel ignites the Maple Leafs in a shootout win over the New Jersey Devils, and continues a season-long tear in Toronto.

* Dustin Penner is wowing his Anaheim Ducks teammates with his ability to play at a very high level right now.

* Todd McLellan tells FOH (Friend of Haggs) Kevin Kurz that Antti Niemi is not suffering from fatigue at this point in the season.

* A nice piece on the honorees for the Hockey Hall of Fame this weekend, including Chris Chelios and Brendan Shanahan.

* Puck Daddy’s own Greg Wyshynski takes a look at the three-game suspension tossed at Jesse Winchester for his ode to Tito Santana with a flying elbow to the head of Chris Kelly.

* Seth Jones has been separated from Shea Weber on Nashville’s top defensive pairing, and has instead moved down to the bottom defensive pair as he continues to figure a few things out in his rookie season.

* For something completely different: A look behind-the-scenes at the Maury Povich Show as it enters it’s 16th season of paternity DNA testing.