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Morning Bag Skate: Blackhawks visit Predators for 2nd half of back-to-back

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

Chicago Blackhawks v Nashville Predators - Game Four Photo by Frederick Breedon/Getty Images

Alex DeBrincat scored his first career NHL hat trick to lead the Chicago Blackhawks to a 7-3 win over the Anaheim Ducks on Monday at United Center in Chicago. The Hawks play the second half of a back-to-back Tuesday when they visit Nashville.

Chicago is rolling with a 4-0-1 record since Nov. 15.

HAWKS

**RECAP: DeBrincat leads Hawks to win over Ducks (SCH)

**Watch: DeBrincat scores his first career hat trick (SCH)

**Tootoo nearing return from LTIR stint (SCH)

**Hawks' third line finally flashes some offense vs. Ducks (Chicago Tribune)

**Franson makes quick rise from the doghouse to the penthouse (Chicago Sun Times)

CENTRAL DIVISION

**RECAP: Jets score seven unanswered goals in win against Wild (NHL.com)

**Avs’ Landeskog suspended 4 games for cross-check (Mile High Hockey)

**Avs’ all-rookie line is an educational experience (The Denver Post)

**Preds confident in Saros despite early-season struggles (The Tennessean)

NHL

**Jagr is only five degrees of separation from the 1st NHL season (SBN)

**RECAP: McCann's late goal lifts Panthers past Devils (NHL.com)

**RECAP: Penguins lose Murray, defeat Flyers on Crosby goal in OT (Pensburgh)

**Penguins ‘exploring’ trading Ian Cole (Pensburgh)

**RECAP: Canadiens end Blue Jackets’ 7-game win streak (Habs Eyes On The Prize)

**Kings' offense struggles to put puck in net (LA Times)

**Sharks get positive health news regarding Jones (San Jose Mercury News)

**Stamkov line has cooled off during Lightning’s rough 4-game stretch (Raw Charge)

HOCKEY WORLD

**WHL Roundup: Glass scores two, Winterhawks take down Oil Kings (Sportsnet)

**OHL Roundup: Ceci perfect as Generals upset Steelheads (Sportsnet)