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Morning Bag Skate: 12-16-18

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

San Jose Sharks v Chicago Blackhawks Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images

The Blackhawks play the third game of their four-game homestand Sunday against the Sharks at the United Center.

The IceHogs fell 3-2 in overtime to the Texas Stars on Saturday in Rockford.

Seven different players scored in the Steel’s 7-2 win over the Phantoms in Youngstown, Ohio. The two teams play the final game of their three-game series Sunday.

Elsewhere in Chicago sports, the Bulls improved to 7-23 this season with a 98-93 victory over the Spurs in San Antonio.

BLACKHAWKS

Blackhawks mascot Tommy Hawk involved in fight with fan (SCH)

RECAP: Forsberg helps IceHogs grab point in OT loss to Stars (IceHogs)

IceHogs release Fejes from PTO (IceHogs)

Stock Report: 3 up, 3 down from Blackhawks’ OT loss to Jets (SCH)

Colliton ‘can fell it turning’ after 2 solid games (Chicago Sun-Times)

Crawford to wear retro mask for Winter Classic (SCH)

Number Munchers: Checking shot percentage trends (SCH)

Buy our ‘Thank Q’ mustache T-shirt (SCH)

CENTRAL DIVISION

The Poile way: GM David Poile and son, Brian, work well together. What does that mean for Preds’ future? (The Athletic)

RECAP: Saros propels Preds past Devils (On The Forecheck)

RECAP: Tkachuk’s goal in 3rd period lifts Flames past Wild (NHL)

Blues won’t loan Robert Thomas to Canada for World Juniors (The Score)

NHL

RECAP: Canadiens score 4 straight in 3rd, rally past Senators (NHL)

RECAP: Barkov hat trick boosts Panthers to OT win against Maple Leafs (NHL)

Panthers’ Weegar gets misconduct penalty after abuse of officials (PHT)

RECAP: Barzal, Islanders recover to top Red Wings (Lighthouse Hockey)

RECAP: Penguins recover to defeat Kings on Kessel OT goal (Pensburgh)

RECAP: Ovechkin, Capitals top Sabres in shootout (Japers’ Rink)

RECAP: Sprong, Ducks defeat Blue Jackets in OT (NHL)

Oilers’ Klefbom out 6-8 weeks following finger surgery (Copper N Blue)

Sabres suspend Berglund indefinitely for failing to report to team (Die By The Blade)

HOCKEY WORLD

USHL: Chicago scores 7 in win over Youngstown (Steel)

OHL Roundup: Aidan Dudas’ 4-point performance powers Attack past 67’s (Sportsnet)