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Morning Bag Skate: 10-28-18

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

NHL: Chicago Blackhawks at St. Louis Blues Jeff Curry-USA TODAY Sports

The Blackhawks dropped their first game of the season series against the Blues, 7-3, on Saturday at Enterprise Center in St. Louis. Chicago will play the second half of a back-to-back Sunday, when they host the Oilers at the United Center.

In the USHL, the Chicago Steel defeated the Roughriders 4-3 in overtime in Cedar Rapids.

Elsewhere in Chicago sports Saturday, the Bulls bounced back with a 97-85 win over the Hawks in Atlanta. On Sunday, the Bears host the Jets while the Fire play their season finale against DC United at home.

BLACKHAWKS

RECAP: Hawks drop 1st game of season series to Blues (SCH)

Jokiharju, Kahun getting more comfortable every game (Chicago Tribune)

Toews not feeling like his old self — in a good way (Chicago Sun-Times)

CENTRAL DIVISION

RECAP: Oilers snap 13-game skid against Preds (On The Forecheck)

RECAP: Maple Leafs lose Matthews, win game against Jets (NHL)

RECAP: Wild top Avs for 5th straight win (Star Tribune)

Wild sees road trip as opportunity to make improvement (Star Tribune)

NHL

RECAP: Kinkaid, Devils hang on for win against Panthers (NHL)

RECAP: Lee helps Islanders send Flyers to 3rd straight loss (Lighthouse Hockey)

RECAP: Copley gets first NHL win, Capitals top Flames in shootout (Japers’ Rink)

RECAP: Price passes Roy with shutout for Canadiens against Bruins (Habs Eyes On The Prize)

RECAP: Panarin boosts Blue Jackets past Sabres in OT (NHL)

RECAP: Coyotes score 7, defeat Lightning for 3rd straight victory (NHL)

RECAP: DeSmith, Penguins shut out Canucks to finish Canada trip 4-0 (Pensburgh)

Matthews will miss at least 1 game with shoulder injury (Pension Plan Puppets)

HOCKEY WORLD

NCAA women: No. 3 Minnesota edges No. 1 Wisconsin (Star Tribune)

NCAA men: No. 3 Duluth sweeps No. 1 Notre Dame (Duluth News Tribune)

NCAA men: No. 18 Northeastern upsets No. 2 St. Cloud State (St. Cloud Times)

NCAA men: No. 17 North Dakota, Poolman knock off No. 5 Minnesota in Vegas (Grand Forks Herald)

OHL Roundup: Thomas leads IceDogs past Spirit for shootout win (Sportsnet)

QMJHL Roundup: Samuel L’Italien lifts Drakkar over Sagueneens (Sportsnet)