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Morning Bag Skate: Corey Crawford leads Blackhawks over Wild

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NHL: Minnesota Wild at Chicago Blackhawks Dennis Wierzbicki-USA TODAY Sports

Corey Crawford made a season-high 42 saves to help the Chicago Blackhawks to a 4-2 against the Minnesota Wild at United Center on Sunday.

The victory pulled the Blackhawks (43-20-5) within a point of the Wild (43-18-6) for first place in the Central Division and Western Conference.

HAWKS

**RECAP: Crawford saves 42 in Hawks’ third straight win over Wild (SCH)

**Hawks sign prospect Hayden to 2-year deal (SCH)

**Hawks reassign goaltender Glass to AHL (SCH)

**Prospect DeBrincat's OHL goal streak snapped at record-tying 19 games (SCH)

**Prospect Sikura deciding between Blackhawks and returning to school (The Athletic)

CENTRAL DIVISION

**RECAP: Pavelski sparks Sharks past Stars (Defending Big D)

**Dropping Duchene to Avs’ 3rd line makes no sense (Denver Post)

NHL

**RECAP: Pacioretty, Byron fuel Canadiens' rally over Oilers (NHL.com)

**RECAP: McDonagh powers Rangers past Red Wings (Blueshirt Banter)

**RECAP: Ducks hand Capitals fourth straight loss (Anaheim Calling)

**Panters’ Ekblad suffered concussion on a ‘real cheap shot from behind’ (PHT)

****Penguins' Hagelin out 4 weeks with lower-body injury (theScore)

HOCKEY WORLD

**RECAP: UMass Lowell pounds New Hampshire in Hockey East quarterfinals (SBNCH)

**Collegiate career ends for free agent Aston-Reese (SBNCH)

**OHL Sunday roundup (OHL)

**Watch: Minnesota HS all-hockey hair team (SBNCH)

**Casey Mittelstadt wins Minnesota Mr. Hockey (SBNCH)