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Morning Bag Skate: Blackhawks drop preseason finale to Blues

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NHL: Preseason-St. Louis Blues at Chicago Blackhawks Dennis Wierzbicki-USA TODAY Sports

Vladimir Tarasenko and Alex Pietrangelo both scored to hand the Chicago Blackhawks a 2-1 loss in its preseason finale Saturday at the United Center in Chicago.

Chicago finishes the preseason with a 2-4 record, the same mark the team held before going into its 2015 Stanley Cup winning season.

HAWKS

**Hawks fall 2-1 to Blues in preseason finale (SCH)

**Toews is rooting for Cubs, too (SCH)

**Motte’s decision to leave Michigan early for Hawks looks good (Chicago Tribune)

**Van Riemsdyk looking to build first full NHL season (CSNC)

**Hawks considering NHL trial run for Fortin (SCH)

**Time to give McNeill a shot at NHL roster (SCH)

**Hawks projected depth chart for 2016-17 (SCH)

CENTRAL DIVISION

**Blues’ Allen injured against Hawks (STLGT)

**Yakupov draws praise from coaches, Blues teammates (STLToday)

**RECAP: Preds fall to Lightning in preseason finale (The Tennessean)

**RECAP: Wild wins preseason finale against Jets (Star Tribune)

**RECAP: Avs edge Kings in overtime in Las Vegas (MHH)

**Pominville shifting gears, taking turns on Wild’s penalty kill (Star Tribune)

**Preds blueline built for modern-day NHL (The Tennessean)

NHL

**SB Nation’s 2016-17 NHL season preview (SBN)

**Foley aiming to unveil Las Vegas team name Nov. 18 (theScore)

**RECAP: Bjorkstrand scores twice in win over Penguins (NHL.com)

**RECAP: Spooner leads Bruins past Flyers (SCoC)

**RECAP: Red Wings top Leafs in preseason finale (WIIM)

**RECAP: Panthers defeat Devils at West Point (NHL.com)

**RECAP: Granlund’s late goal puts Canucks past Oilers (NHL.com)

**Habs trade Bozon for Panthers’ Racine (EOTP)

**Panthers’ Huberdeau takes skate blade to the left leg (PHT)

**Flames preseason over, still no Gaudreau sightings (Calgary Sun)

**Report: NHL reviewing Gudas hit on Bruins’ Czarnik (PHT)

HOCKEY WORLD

**RECAP: Minnesota-Duluth, U-Mass Lowell play to draw (SBNCH)

**RECAP: Minnesota’s Bischoff, Gates each score twice in shutout win (SBNCH)