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Morning Bag Skate: 12-30-18

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

Patrick Kane scored twice, including the game winner, to lift the Blackhawks to a 5-4 overtime victory over the Avalanche on Saturday at the Pepsi Center. Chicago heads to South Bend, Indiana, where they’ll face the Bruins on Tuesday for the Winter Classic.

IceHogs goaltender Kevin Lankinen made 41 saves, but Dylan Coghlan pushed the Wolves to a 2-1 win over Rockford on Saturday at Allstate Arena in Rosemont.

Elsewhere in Chicago sports, the NFC North Division champion Chicago Bears visit the Vikings on Sunday. The Bulls take on the Raptors in Toronto.


RECAP: Kane shines in Blackhawks’ OT win over Avs (SCH)

RECAP: IceHogs fall in OT to Wolves (IceHogs)

Kane talks line chemistry, his 40-goal pace, Blackhawks’ playoff hopes, Jack Hughes and more (The Athletic)

Time in AHL was worth it for Sikura (Chicago Tribune)

Recap, highlights on Blackhawks prospects from Day 4 at World Juniors (SCH)

Kurashev scores hat trick for Switzerland vs. Denmark at World Juniors (SCH)

Top 10 Blackhawks stories of 2018: Stan Mikita dies at No. 4 (SCH)

Top 10 Blackhawks stories of 2018: The Marian Hossa trade at No. 5 (SCH)

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

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


Cowlishaw: It wasn’t just Benn, Seguin — Stars CEO Lites was going after media, too (Dallas Morning News)

Stars have bigger problem than Benn, Seguin’s play (Defending Big D)

RECAP: Radulov leads Stars past Red Wings (Defending Big D)

RECAP: Wild hold off Jets, end skid at 5 (Hockey Wilderness)

RECAP: Blues give up 6 in loss to Penguins (St. Louis GameTime)

RECAP: Fast, Rangers send Preds to season-high 6th straight loss (On The Forecheck)


RECAP: Devils, Blackwood shut out Hurricanes (All About The Jersey)

RECAP: Subban gets first victory of season, Golden Knights defeat Kings (Knights On Ice)

RECAP: Sharks score 7, hand Oilers 5th straight loss (Fear The Fin)

RECAP: Bruins rally past Sabres on Kuraly goal in OT (NHL)

RECAP: Barzal’s hat trick helps Islanders defeat Tavares, Maple Leafs (Lighthouse Hockey)

RECAP: First goals help Capitals defeat Senators, extend win streak (Japers’ Rink)

RECAP: Lightning top Canadiens on Erne’s late goal (NHL)

RECAP: Panthers defeat Flyers with 2 goals in 3rd period (NHL)

RECAP: Coyotes defeat Ducks in OT on Schmaltz’s goal (NHL)

RECAP: Edler’s OT goal gets Canucks past Flames (NHL)

Senators’ Chabot out 3 weeks with injury (theScore)

Leafs acquire goalie Hutchinson from Panthers for 2020 5th rounder (Pension Plan Puppets)


World Juniors: Canada downs Czech Republic to remain undefeated (Sportsnet)

World Juniors: Finland pummels Slovakia to earn spot in quarterfinals (Sportsnet)

OHL: Gogolev scores in OT as Storm down Bulldogs (Sportsnet)

QMJHL: Senez scores shootout winner as Cataractes top Remparts (Sportsnet)

WHL: Silvertips beat Cougars to extend point streak to 16 games (Sportsnet)