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• Up top, check out the highlights from last night’s tilt between the Rangers and Bruins.
• The Minnesota Wild are going to be without Jonas Brodin for three to four weeks. (NHL.com/Wild)
• ESPN W did a Q & A with Team USA women’s players Hilary Knight, Meghan Duggan and Kendall Coyne. (ESPN W)
• Speaking of the American women, here’s a look back at the last gold medal they won at the Olympics which came 20 years ago. (NBC Olympics)
• South Korea’s hockey team really is excited to about teaming up with North Korea. (Yahoo)
• The Islanders have a lot of players that can put the puck in the net. The problem is that they also give up a ton of shots and scoring opportunities in the process. (Sporting News)
• It sounds like Joffrey Lupul‘s career is over, and he seems fine with that decision. (Sportsnet)
• Here’s a bold prediction: The Avs will win the Stanley Cup by 2023. (Mile High Hockey)
• Anders Nilsson was named “Hetero of the Year” in Sweden. (Daily Hive)
• Everyone’s favorite to win the Selke Trophy is Patrice Bergeron, but Radek Faksa deserves to be in the conversation. (Defending Big D)
• Ryan Miller has been experiencing the challenges of being away from his young children lately. (Buffalo Hockey Beat)
• 42 years after he scored 10 points in a game, Darryl Sittler’s jersey from that historic outing has been found. (TSN.ca)
• Kasperi Kapenen has shown that he can keep up at the NHL level. (Elite Prospects)
• How important is Roman Polak to the Leafs’ penalty kill? (faceoffcircle.ca)
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