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Morning Bag Skate: 12-28-18

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

NHL: Minnesota Wild at Chicago Blackhawks David Banks-USA TODAY Sports

Collin Delia made a career-high 46 saves and Patrick Kane scored a hat trick to power to Blackhawks to a 5-2 win over the Wild on Thursday at the United Center. The Blackhawks have Friday off before visiting the Avalanche on Saturday at the Pepsi Center.

The IceHogs host the Wolves on Friday.

Elsewhere in Chicago sports, the Fire signed Brazilian centerback Marcelo from Portuguese club Sporting CP on Thursday. The Bulls (9-26) visit the Wizards on Friday in Washington, D.C.

BLACKHAWKS

RECAP: Delia, Kane lead Blackhawks to 5-2 win over Wild (SCH)

Watch: Kane scores hat trick vs. Wild (SCH)

Recap, highlights on Blackhawks prospects from Day 2 at World Juniors (SCH)

Watch: Kurashev score 2 power-play goals for Switzerland at World Juniors (SCH)

Watch: Entwistle scores goal for Canada at World Juniors (SCH)

Top 10 Blackhawks stories of 2018: Toews’ re-emergence at No. 8 (SCH)

Top 10 Blackhawks stories of 2018: DeBrincat is rising start at No. 9 (SCH)

Q&A with Stanley Cup of Chowder about the Winter Classic (SCH)

Inside Colliton’s journey to become Blackhawks’ head coach (ESPN)

World Juniors: Schedule, how to watch, score, Blackhawks results (SCH)

CENTRAL DIVISION

Avs’ MacKinnon named Central Division captain for ASG (Mile High Hockey)

Predators activate Subban, Arvidsson off IR (The Score)

Blues to host 2020 NHL All-Star Game (St. Louis GameTime)

RECAP: O’Reilly scores to help Blues defeat Sabres (St. Louis GameTime)

RECAP: Khudobin makes 49 saves, Stars shut out Preds (Defending Big D)

RECAP: Gaudreau hat trick helps Flames defeat Jets (NHL)

RECAP: Fleury makes 31 saves, Golden Knights hold off Avs (Mile High Hockey)

NHL

RECAP: Blackwood gets first NHL win, Devils defeat Bruins (All About The Jersey)

RECAP: Dubois, Blue Jackets defeat Rangers in OT (Jackets Cannon)

RECAP: Kessel scores twice on power play, Penguins top Red Wings (Pensburgh)

RECAP: Capitals defeat Hurricanes for 3rd straight win without Ovechkin goal (Japers’ Rink)

RECAP: Lightning blow big lead, defeat Flyers on Killorn OT goal (Raw Charge)

RECAP: Canucks score 4 in first, defeat Oilers (NHL)

RECAP: Kings defeat Coyotes for 4th straight win (NHL)

RECAP: Burns scores winner for Sharks against Ducks in 1,000th NHL game (NHL)

Penguins sign Guentzel to 5-year, $30M deal (Pensburgh)

Can Penguins extend Stanley Cup window again? (Pensburgh)

Senators’ Anderson to miss at least 2 games with concussion (The Score)

HOCKEY WORLD

Dobson scores winner, Canadians down Swiss (Sportsnet)

Bemstrom leads Sweden past Slovakia (Sportsnet)

Romanov’s goal, 2 assists help Russia blank Denmark (Sportsnet)

Why Jack Hughes could be best USNTDP product ever (Sportsnet)

WHL: Pachal scores twice, including in OT, Raiders edge Blades (Sportsnet)