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Morning Bag Skate: Blackhawks host Red Wings in preseason home opener

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NHL: Detroit Red Wings at Chicago Blackhawks Dennis Wierzbicki-USA TODAY Sports

The Chicago Blackhawks will host the Detroit Red Wings on Thursday in their preseason home opener at the United Center.

Chicago won its preseason opener Tuesday with a 5-2 win at Columbus behind a 38-save performance by Anton Forsberg, and a goal and assist by Nick Schmaltz and Cody Franson.


**Hayden out to prove he belongs with Hawks (Chicago Tribune)

**Forsberg makes a good first impression in Blackhawks debut (Chicago Sun Times)

**After playoff flameout, Hartman enters camp with ‘a little anger’ (Chicago Sun Times)

**Hinostroza making best of limited opportunity so far (The Athletic)

**Panarin on Blackhawks trade: ‘That’s business, baby’ (SCH)

**Can Panik improve upon his breakout 2016-17 season? (SCH)


**RECAP: Tarasenko scores twice for Blues against Blue Jackets (St. Louis Post-Dispatch)

**Blues’ Steen out 3 weeks with hand injury (St. Louis GameTime)

**RECAP: Oilers score 3 goals in 2nd period to defeat Jets (Copper N Blue)

**Predators create 'associate captain' role for Ryan Ellis (The Tennessean)

**Warsofsky eyeing spot on Avalanche’s blue line (Denver Post)

**Wild T25U25: Ivan Lodnia at No. 13 (Hockey Wilderness)


**How the NHL's crackdown on faceoff violations is creating new problems (SBN)

**RECAP: Schultz, Penguins defeat Red Wings in OT (Pensburgh)

**RECAP: Chytil lifts Rangers past Devils in OT (Blueshirt Banter)

**RECAP: Flyers-Islanders split-squad action ends in split (Broad Street Hockey)

**RECAP: Sergachev scores for Lightning in win over Hurricanes (

**RECAP: Capitals top Canadiens with two third-period goals (

**RECAP: Canucks beat Flames (Matchsticks and Gasoline)

**Video: Flames goalie Jon Gillies makes incredible behind-the-back glove save (PHT)

**Senators ‘aggressive’ in talks for Matt Duchene, per report (SBN)


**Top 25 Under 25 in women’s hockey: Follow the countdown (The Ice Garden)

**Top 25 Under 25: Russia’s Ludmila Belyakova at No. 10 (The Ice Garden)