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Morning Bag Skate: Coaches challenges, 3-on-3 OT coming to NHL?

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

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The good times continued for the Chicago Blackhawks on Tuesday night with a 4-1 win over the Islanders, but they don't get too much time to enjoy that performance. The team is back on the ice Wednesday to face the Rangers as it looks for its eighth win in 10 games. Here's the latest news:

**Nick Leddy didn't play Tuesday, but still called the return to Chicago "bittersweet." (CSN Chicago)

**It's looking more and more likely we'll have coaches challenges in the NHL next season (Puck Daddy)

**On a slightly more exciting note, 3-on-3 overtime hockey looks increasingly possible as well. (Puck Daddy)

**Andrew Hammond improved to 11-0-1 in his career with Ottawa, tying Frank Brimsek's record from 1938-39 by starting his career with 12 straight games allowing fewer than three goals. (PHT)

**The game-winning goal that got Hammond his latest win was absolutely gorgeous (SB Nation)

**Justin Faulk is blossoming in Carolina even after losing his top partner on the blue line, Andrej Sekera. (SB Nation)

**More AHL affiliate changes appear to be on the way (PHT)

**Montreal forward Torrey Mitchell could miss up to two weeks with an arm injury (TVA Sports)

**Joe Thornton and the Sharks are done talking about the captaincy and all that jazz for now (Mercury News)

**A guide to NCAA Championship weekend (Puck Daddy)