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Morning Bag Skate: 10-21-18

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

NHL: Chicago Blackhawks at Columbus Blue Jackets Aaron Doster-USA TODAY Sports

Corey Crawford made 37 saves and Patrick Kane had three points to lead the Blackhawks to a 4-1 win over the Blue Jackets on Saturday in Columbus. The Blackhawks host the Lightning on Sunday in the second half of a back-to-back.

Elsewhere in Chicago professional sports, the Bulls dropped their home opener 118-116 to the Pistons on Saturday to fall to 0-2 to start their season. The Bears and Fire will be in action Sunday with the Bears hosting the Patriots and the Fire visiting Atlanta United FC.

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BLACKHAWKS

RECAP: Crawford carries Hawks to win over Blue Jackets (SCH)

Bowman: Still too soon to pass judgement on Saad-Panarin deal (The Athletic)

Jordin Tootoo retires after 13 NHL seasons (SCH)

CENTRAL DIVISION

RECAP: Grubauer makes 42 saves to help Avs beat Canes (Mile High Hockey)

RECAP: Brossoit gets another win for Jets, defeats Coyotes (Arctic Ice Hockey)

RECAP: Blues send Maple Leafs to back-to-back losses (St. Louis GameTime)

RECAP: Granlund lifts Wild past Lightning in OT (Hockey Wilderness)

‘Aging, slowing-down, tired’ Wild finish off great week with back-to-back sweep (The Athletic)

RECAP: Saros, Preds shut out Oilers (On The Forecheck)

Worth the risk: Hartman banking on his play to pay off in long run with Predators (The Athletic)

NHL

RECAP: Voracek lifts Flyers past Devils with late goal (Broad Street Hockey)

RECAP: Skinner scores hat trick, Sabres hand Kings 4th straight loss (Die By The Blade)

Kings hold closed-door meeting after loss (NHL)

RECAP: Stone, Sens top Canadiens in OT (Silver Seven Sens)

RECAP: Red Wings defeat Panthers for 1st win (Winging It In Motown)

RECAP: Fleury, Golden Knights hold off Ducks (Knights On Ice)

RECAP: Horvat scores winner, Canucks edge Bruins in OT (Sportsnet)

Ball now in Nylander’s court after meeting with Leafs GM Dubas (Sportsnet)

HOCKEY WORLD

Women: No. 1 Clarkson rebounds after loss with shutout of St. Lawrence (Clarkson)

Women: No. 4 Ohio State hands No. 3 Minnesota first loss (Star Tribune)

Men: No. 2 Notre Dame stakes claim for No. 1 ranking after sweep over Omaha (Omaha World-Herald)

How Dale, Mark Hunter turned London Knights into CHL powerhouse (Sportsnet)

OHL Roundup: Maksimovich, Otters deny 67’s (Sportsnet)

QMJHL Roundup: Emond makes 35 saves to carry Huskies past Drakkar (Sportsnet)

WHL Roundup: Raiders crush Chiefs, pick up 5th straight win (Sportsnet)