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Morning Bag Skate: Blackhawks seek season sweep against Canucks

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

NHL: Vancouver Canucks at Chicago Blackhawks David Banks-USA TODAY Sports

The Chicago Blackhawks seek their sixth straight win when they host the Vancouver Canucks on Tuesday at United Center.

The Blackhawks (47-20-5) holds the top spot in the Central Division and Western Conference by seven points over Minnesota.


**‘You notice him’: Rookie Hayden making big first impression (Chicago Sun Times)

**Hossa, now on the third line, an unsung hero for Hawks (Chicago Tribune)

**Kero’s consistency leads to longer stay with Hawks (CSN)

**Hawks clinch 9th straight playoff spot (SCH)

**Schmaltz’s face-off quandary: ‘He’s got to get better at it’ (Chicago Sun Times)


**RECAP: Ellis tallies twice in Preds win over Coyotes (On The Forecheck)

**RECAP: Lehtonen, Stars shut out Sharks (Defending Big D)

**Wild ‘leaking oil,’ Wild’s struggle show in Dubnyk’s numbers (Star Tribune)

**Wild’s prospect Kunin weighing decision to leave Wisconsin (Star Tribune)


**Every 2017 NHL college free agent signing in one place (SBN)

**RECAP: Bozak leads Leafs over Bruins (Pension Plan Puppets)

**RECAP: Sabres ride special teams past Red Wings (Die By The Blade)

**RECAP: Talbot, Oilers shut out Kings (Copper N Blue)

**Canucks announce Granlund to undergo season-ending wrist surgery (PHT)

**Flames’ Tkachuk suspended 2 Games for elbowing Kings’ Doughty (Matchsticks and Gasoline)

**Sharks sign Quinnipiac undrafted forward Clifton (Fear The Fin)

**Hults leaves Lake Superior State, signs with Ducks (SBNCH)


**2017 NCAA men’s hockey bracket (SBNCH)

**NCAA men’s hockey tournament: Game times, television schedule (SBNCH)