clock menu more-arrow no yes mobile

Filed under:

Morning Bag Skate: Blackhawks are back on track after post-New Year struggles

Our daily look at Blackhawks news and happenings around the world of hockey

Bob Stanton-USA TODAY Sports

A few weeks ago, a playoff rematch between the Blackhawks and Blues seemed all but locked, as the division race had seen little movement for most of the year, with the Predators soaring high above a lot of the league. Welcome back to earth, Nashville. Now, the Blackhawks sit just five points behind the once mighty Preds with three games in hand. That bodes well, my friends. Chicago just needs to take advantage.

**With Patrick Kane out, the Blackhawks have adapted a more physical strategy, and put themselves back in the Central Division race. (Chicago Sun-Times)

**Speaking of Kane, who needs that guy? Recently, not the Blackhawks, who have lost just twice since the star winger's injury. (Chicago Tribune)

**NHL in virtual reality? Hold on lemme pick my jaw up off the floor. (Puck Daddy)

**The Coyotes are losing a lot of money in Arizona this season (Fox Sports Arizona)

**Maybe this Kane shrine outside the bar is the cause of good tidings. (FTW)

**Martin St. Louis left the Rangers' game against Tampa Bay on Sunday night but the injury isn't believed to be serious. (PHT)

**Patric Hornqvist is the latest Penguin to go down with an injury (Puck Daddy)

**I would love a selfie with Carey Price but instead I'm just stuck with all these Satchel Price selfies. (Puck Daddy)

**The Capitals sent young forward Andre Burakovsky to the AHL after a brief stint in Washington (Monumental Network)

**Lots of fun times in San Jose right now (PHT)

**With the Sharks at a crossroads, it might finally be time to start trading major names. (Puck Daddy)