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Morning Bag Skate: Recent benching gets Shaw going

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So, last night was fun, huh? Well, not for the Coyotes of course, but for us at least. The Blackhawks got their act together and put together a 60-minute effort. It was awesome. They get to do it again tonight, going up against the Pittsburgh Penguins in the last game before the All-Star Break. We'll have more on that later today. Until then, here's todays Skate:

**After being benched for much of the third period in Sunday's game against the Stars, Andrew Shaw was on a mission last night in a 2-goal effort. (Sun Times)

**Several of the Blackhawks' prospects have played well of late, and the ECHL's Indy Fuel are on a hot streak. (SCH)

**The Blackhawks remain atop SBNation's NHL power rankings, and of course we get a little shoutout in the process. (SBN)

**Puck Daddy's Greg Wyshinski asks the question many of us 'Hawks fans have been asking of late. (Puck Daddy)

**The Coyotes will be without goal-scorer Mikkel Boedker for 4-6 weeks after the winger underwent surgery to have his spleen removed. (AZ Central)

**The 'Hawks and Penguins go head-to-head on NBCSN's "Rivalry Night" tonight. But the Penguins partook in a much more real rivalry game last night with the Flyers, and things got ugly. (PHT)

**Keeping with that Pens-Flyers game, Flyers winger Zac Rinaldo is facing a lengthy suspension, as he's been offered an in-person hearing with the Department of Player Safety after this hit to Pens' defenseman Kris Letang. (PHT)

**Blue goalie Matrin Brodeur has extended his leave of absence from the team until after the All Star Break. (PHT)

**The Winnipeg Jets confirmed that the Heritage Classic has been postponed until the 2016-17 due to scheduling conflicts, meaning there will be no outdoor game in Canada next season, at least for the Jets. (Puck Daddy)

**The 2016 Hockey World cup will feature a young guns team. Certainly an interesting idea, especially with several good up and coming NHL prospects. (PHT)