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Morning Bag Skate: 12-22-18

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

Chicago Blackhawks v Colorado Avalanche Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images

The Blackhawks won three consecutive games for the first time this season with a 2-1 victory over the Avalanche on Friday at the Pepsi Center in Denver.

The IceHogs also won three straight for the first time this season after Darren Raddysh scored with 40 seconds left in overtime for a 5-4 victory over the Chicago Wolves at Allstate Arena in Rosemont. Rockford’s win also snapped the Wolves’ six-game win streak.

Elsewhere in Chicago sports, Lauri Markkanen scored a season-high 32 points and the Bulls won for only the third time in 15 games with a 90-80 victory over the Magic at the United Center.

BLACKHAWKS

RECAP: Delia leads Blackhawks to first 3-game win streak (SCH)

SCH Podcast: Blackhawks bury Avs for 3rd straight win (SCH)

Carcillo wants NHL to better protect players from brain injuries (SBN)

Blackhawks prospect Jake Wise out for season with undisclosed injury (SCH)

How the Blackhawks put together their first 3-game winning streak (The Athletic)

Ward’s Winter Classic mask features Charlie Gardiner tribute (SCH)

From knob to toe, how Kane customizes his stick (The Athletic)

CENTRAL DIVISION

Dumba to have surgery, will miss ‘significant time’ after strong start (The Athletic)

Predators’ Sissons lands on IR with lower-body injury (The Score)

NHL

RECAP: Hall scores 4 points in Devils win against Senators (All About The Jersey)

RECAP: Wilson goal in 3rd period gives Capitals win against Sabres (Japers’ Rink)

HOCKEY WORLD

World juniors preview: European prospects to watch (The Athletic)