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PHT Morning Skate: Brooks’ Miracle on Ice ring auctions for over $113K

(FILE PHOTO) 1980 "Miracle on Ice" Hockey Coach Dies

(FILE PHOTO) 1980 “Miracle on Ice” Hockey Coach Dies

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PHT’s Morning Skate takes a look around the world of hockey to see what’s happening and what we’ll be talking about around the NHL world and beyond.

Former Team USA head coach Herb Brooks’ gold medal ring from the 1980 Olympics was auctioned off for $113,525. That ring and other Miracle on Ice-related memorabilia were sold to raise money for the Herb Brooks Foundation and the college funds of the late Brooks’ grandchildren. (Puck Daddy)

Editor’s Note: Pro Hockey Talk’s partner FanDuel is hosting a one-day $20,000 Fantasy Hockey league for Monday’s NHL games. It’s just $2 to join and first prize is $2,000. Starts Monday at 7:00 p.m. ET. Here’s the FanDuel link.

Pittsburgh Penguins forward Evgeni Malkin thinks goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury is the “MVP of this season.” (Penguins’ Twitter feed)

Here are the highlights from Philadelphia’s 3-2 win over Washington:

Despite their otherwise successful road trip, Lightning coach Jon Cooper admits that Sunday’s 5-4 loss to Colorado stings under the circumstances. (Tampa Bay Times)

Do the New York Islanders need to add a veteran forward? (Newsday)

You can watch the highlights from Boston’s 6-2 victory against Chicago below:

The Vancouver Canucks have returned Nicklas Jensen to AHL Utica. (

Defenseman Jordan Oesterle impressed Oilers coach Todd Nelson in his NHL debut on Saturday. (Edmonton Sun)

Here are the highlights from Minnesota’s 6-2 win versus Dallas:

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