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Morning Bag Skate: Crawford, Hawks blank Wild 2-0

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

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For the second game in a row, the Blackhawks shut out their opponents, as they voided the Wild 2-0 Saturday night. Corey Crawford turned in a stellar performance and saved 59 shots en route to the victory. Artem Anisimov netted his fourth consecutive goal in Sunday’s game, and Alex DeBrincat put away his second empty-net goal in as many games to push the Hawks to 7-5-2.

Coach Quenneville’s squad won’t have much time to recoup, as they are set to take on the Canadiens tonight at 6:00 CST p.m. in Chicago.

BLACKHAWKS

**RECAP: Crawford earns 2nd straight shutout in Blackhawks’ 2-0 win over Wild (SCH)

**Five takeaways from last night’s shutout win (CSN Chicago)

**Crawford may make a rare consecutive start on Sunday (Chicago Tribune)

**John Hayden goes on the offensive in new role (Chicago Sun-Times)

**Prospect Matthew Highmore could be Chicago’s next call-up (Blackhawk Up)

**The Hawks should consider embracing a trap style (Blackhawk Up)

**IceHogs goalie Collin Delia reassigned to ECHL affiliate Indy Fuel (Icehogs.com)

CENTRAL DIVISION

**Wild's rivalry with Blackhawks has a mutual aspect (Star Tribune)

**RECAP: Predators defeat Kings with Arvidsson's OT winner (NHL.com)

**RECAP: Stars throttle Sabres 5-1 with impressive offensive showing (Defending Big D)

**RECAP: Jets edged by Canadiens 5-4 (Arctic Ice Hockey)

**RECAP: Avalanche outlast Flyers 5-4 in shootout (Mile High Hockey)

**RECAP: Barrage of scoring sees Blues defeat Maple Leafs 6-4 (NHL.com)

**Blues’ Stastny tries to remain leader despite losing ‘A’ patch (St. Louis Post-Dispatch)

NHL

**RECAP: Rangers extend winning streak to three with 5-4 win over Florida (NHL.com)

**RECAP: Leafs' Matt Martin has career night against Blues (Puck Daddy)

**RECAP: Penguins end five-game road trip with 4-2 loss to Canucks (Pensburgh)

**RECAP: Donskoi, Sharks down rival Ducks 2-1in shootout (Fear The Fin)

**KHL won’t let players play in 2018 Olympics if Team Russia is banned (SBN)

**Interestingly, that could affect the United States' involvement in the Olympics (PHT)

**Report: Avalanche, Senators discussed 3-way trade with Duchene and Turris (SBN)

HOCKEY WORLD

**No. 1 ranked Denver upset by WMU 6-5 in NCHC opener (Mile High Hockey)

**St. Cloud State win streak reaches seven with sweep of Minnesota Duluth (SBNCH)

**No. 5 Minnesota shuts out Michigan State 4-0 (USCHO)

**OHL Roundup: Aaron Luchuk has four points, Spitfires top Otters in OT (Sportsnet)

**WHL Roundup: Taphorn, McGovern lead Ice in win over Wheat Kings (Sportsnet)

**QMJHL Roundup: Beaudin nets OT winner as Voltigeurs edge Mooseheads (Sportsnet)