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

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Chicago Blackhawks struggled to stay out of the penalty box, allowing three power-play goals in a 5-2 loss to the St. Louis Blues on opening night Wednesday at the United Center in Chicago.

HAWKS

**RECAP: Hawks fall to Blues in season opener (SCH)

**WATCH: Hartman scores his first NHL career goal (SCH)

**Hawks younger, faster and could still win Stanley Cup (SCH)

**DeBrincat’s postgame suit is straight money (SCH)

**How the Hawks’ Central Division rivals have changed (SCH)

**McNeill inches closer to bust status (SCH)

**On verge of 500 milestone, Hossa looks for bounce-back season (Chicago Tribune)

**Hawks celebrate Cubs advancing to NLCS (SCH)

CENTRAL DIVISION

**Blues facing quick turnaround (STLToday)

**Analyzing the Preds potential lines (The Tennessean)

**Wild coach Boudreau's life in hockey more storied than most (Star Tribune)

**Reusse: Tom Reid is always good for a smile and a story (Star Tribune)

**Pulkkinen will be on Wild’s power-play unit (Star Tribune)

NHL

**RECAP: Senators edge Leafs, Matthews (Silver Seven)

**Matthews scores 4 goals in NHL debut (SBN)

**RECAP: Kings fall to Sharks after losing Quick to injury (PHT)

**RECAP: McDavid leads Oilers past Flames in Rogers Place opener (M&G)

**Sabres’ Eichel expected to miss a month with ankle injury (DBTB)

**Habs’ Price will miss season opener with flu (EOTP)

**Blue Jackets send No. 3 overall pick Dubois back to juniors (PHT)

**Gretzky returns to Oilers (C&B)

HOCKEY WORLD

**Denver loses Dylan Gambrell for 4-6 Weeks (SBNCH)