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Morning Bag Skate: Blackhawks return home after Circus Trip

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NHL: Florida Panthers at Chicago Blackhawks David Banks-USA TODAY Sports

Chicago Blackhawks return to Chicago after their last annual Circus Trip.

Chicago starts the week against the Florida Panthers, who fired head coach Gerard Gallant and assistant coach Mike Kelly. General Manager Tim Rowe will take over behind the bench.

HAWKS

**Final Circus Trip had its ups and downs (Chicago Tribune)

**Potential is there, but Hawks still searching for an identity (Sun Times)

CENTRAL DIVISION

**RECAP: Hellebuyck, Jets shut out Predators (Arctic Ice Hockey)

**Schwartz is feeling good, and it shows (STLToday)

**Stastny, Schwartz clicking on same line (STLToday)

**Varlamov returns to Avs practice but Landeskog still injured (Denver Post)

**Stars recall Johns from AHL (Defending Big D)

NHL

**Panthers fire head coach Gerard Gallant (SBN NHL)

**RECAP: Bruins rally in third to beat Lightning, snap 3-game ski (Stanley Cup of Chowder)

**RECAP: Coyotes defeat Oilers to sweep home-and-home (Five For Howling)

**RECAP: Hurricanes rally past Panthers (Canes Country)

**RECAP: Anderson shuts out Rangers, Sens win fourth straight (Silver Seven)

**RECAP: Stolarz wins NHL debut as Flyers beat Flames (Broad Street Hockey)

HOCKEY WORLD

**Lucia earns 700th win as No. 11 Gophers rally past No. 4 BC (SBNCH)

**OHL Sunday night roundup (OHL)

**WHL Sunday night roundup (WHL)