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PHT Morning Skate: Notre Dame out of NCAA tournament; Isobel Cup preview

Kathryn Tappen, Brian Boucher and Dominic Moore break down the North Division odds and discuss Toronto's struggles of late, as well as how strong play from Edmonton and Darryl Sutter's Flames could shake up the division.

Welcome to the PHT Morning Skate, a collection of links from the NHL and around the hockey world. Have a link you want to submit for the PHT Morning Skate? Email us at phtblog@nbcsports.

• COVID-19 protocols have forced Notre Dame to pull out of the NCAA men’s tournament. Boston College, their first-round opponent, will advance to the regional final. [College Hockey News]

• “Balancing entertainment and game flow with good-faith officiating is a battle I think everyone is sympathetic to, but it is obviously paradoxical for the league to have a formalized rule book that is only intermittently enforced.” [TSN]

• Interesting look at how national team and PWHPA players are trying to find consistency as they deal with the unknown. [The Ice Garden]

• A case for each of the four remaining NWHL teams to hoist the Isobel Cup Saturday night. [Sports are from Venus]

• Isobel Cup previews: Toronto Six / Boston Pride / Connecticut Whale / Minnesota Whitecaps

• Canadiens GM Marc Bergevin confirmed one of his players tested positive for COVID-19. The team is on a pause until next week and are hoping to resume activities Monday. [Sportsnet]

• Will Frederik Andersen’s injury pose a salary cap problem for the Maple Leafs? [Pension Plan Puppets]

• Joe Pavelski, Dustin Brown, and Jason Spezza are a few of the older NHL players having success this season. [Featurd]

• Pavelski, Tyson Barrie, and Timo Meier are some of the undervalued players in fantasy hockey right now. [NBC Sports Edge]

• Henderson, Nevada is shutting down street hockey games as it is deemed to be not an approved sport in the state. [KTNV]

• Adam Banks? Charlie Conway? Averman? Who is your top player from the Mighty Ducks movie franchise? [The Ringer]


Sean Leahy is a writer for Pro Hockey Talk on NBC Sports. Drop him a line at or follow him on Twitter @Sean_Leahy.