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Morning Bag Skate: 12-17-18

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

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Pittsburgh Penguins v Chicago Blackhawks Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images

Goaltender Corey Crawford suffered his second concussion in less than a year in the Blackhawks’ 7-3 loss to the Sharks on Sunday at the United Center. Chicago is off Monday before hosting the Predators on Tuesday.

Collin Delia posted a 37-save shutout through all but 9 seconds to lead the IceHogs to a 2-1 win over Grand Rapids in Rockford. The IceHogs host Milwaukee on Wednesday.

The USHL’s Steel scored three unanswered goals in the second period to defeat the Phantoms 4-3 and win the weekend series 2-1 in Youngstown, Ohio. The Steel are on Christmas break until Dec. 28.

Elsewhere in Chicago sports, the Bears defeated the Packers 24-17 at Soldier Field to clinch the NFC North Division and a playoff spot. The Bulls visit the Thunder on Monday in Oklahoma City.


Crawford suffers concussion after collision vs. Sharks (SCH)

Powers: Crawford’s long-term health should be Hawks’ primary concert after latest concussion diagnosis (The Athletic)

RECAP: Hawks bitten by 2nd-period Sharks’ attack in 7-3 loss (SCH)

Watch: Perlini scores first goal for Hawks (SCH)

Flyers to hire former Hawks coach Quenneville, per reports (SCH)

Perlini helps Hawks fan propose (SCH)

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


RECAP: Flames score 7 in win against Blues (St. Louis GameTime)

RECAP: Jets win in OT, end Lightning’s 8-game win streak (NHL)


RECAP: Golden Knights top Rangers on Tuch OT goal to extend point streak to 4 (Knights On Ice)

RECAP: Mrazek makes 23 saves, Hurricanes shut out Coyotes to end 3-game skid (Canes Country)

RECAP: Skinner’s late goal lifts Sabres past Bruins (Die By The Blade)

RECAP: Boeser’s 3-point night helps Canucks defeat Oilers (NHL)

How McDavid became hockey’s greatest skater (The Athletic)


USHL: Chicago rallies to defeat Youngstown (Steel)

OHL Roundup: D’Amico scores in OT as Spitfires edge Spirit (Sportsnet)