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Morning Bag Skate: Blackhawks’ losing streak reaches 8

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

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The Chicago Blackhawks’ losing streak has reached eight games after the team squandered a two-goal lead in a 3-2 loss to the Anaheim Ducks on Thursday at United Center.

It’s Chicago’s longest skid since a nine-game streak during the 2011-12 season.

The Hawks are off Friday before hosting the Washington Capitals on Saturday.

BLACKHAWKS

**RECAP: Hawks surrender 2-goal lead to Ducks, lose 8th straight game (SCH)

**Hawks trade prospect Ville Pokka to Senators (SCH)

**Watch: Keith scores his first goal of the season (SCH)

**Watch: Hartman levels Ducks’ Jakob Silfverberg with clean hit (SCH)

**Hawks recall Jean-Francois Berube after Jeff Glass clears waivers (SCH)

**Former Blackhawk of the Week: Josef Marha (SCH)

**Wingels still has goals on his mind (Chicago Tribune)

**Hawks guide to men’s Olympic hockey tournament (SCH)

CENTRAL DIVISION

**RECAP: Flames hold off Predators, end Rinne’s point streak (On The Forecheck)

**RECAP: Ovechkin, Capitals withstand Wild (Hockey Wilderness)

**Blues acquire Soshnikov from Maple Leafs for 4th-round pick (St. Louis GameTime)

**Avs’ MacKinnon close to returning, but won’t play Friday (The Denver Post)

**Avs should use cap space as an asset at trade deadline (Mile High Hockey)

NHL

**Tracking every trade rumor heading into the deadline (SBN)

**Tracking every completed trade before the trade deadline (SBN)

**RECAP: Devils defeat Hurricanes, gain in Metropolitan (All About The Jersey)

**RECAP: Halak makes 50 saves, Islanders shut out Rangers (Lighthouse Hockey)

**RECAP: Penguins defeat Kings for 10th straight win at home (Pensburgh)

**RECAP: Gaborik helps Senators defeat Sabres in OT (Silver Seven)

**RECAP: Kucherov has 4 points in Lightning win against Red Wings (Raw Charge)

**RECAP: Keller scores 4 points in Coyotes win against Canadiens (NHL.com)

**RECAP: Golden Knights defeat Oilers, first to 80 points in West (Knights On Ice)

**RECAP: Jones makes 43 saves in Sharks win against Canucks (Fear The Fin)

**McDonagh submits 10-team no-trade list to Rangers (Blueshirt Banter)

**How the Flyers can learn from the Eagles’ success (Broad Street Hockey)

**Krispy Kreme launches Golden Knights doughnut (Las Vegas Review-Journal)

**Has the Devils goaltending future become a concern? (All About The Jersey)

HOCKEY WORLD

**Donato’s 2 goals leads USA men over Slovakia 2-1 in Olympic preliminary (SBN)

**RECAP: Olympics Day 6 (The Ice Garden)

**OHL Roundup: Luchuk’s four-point effort leads Colts over Spitfires (Sportsnet)

**QMJHL Roundup: Alexeyev’s 4-point night leads Phoenix past Sea Dogs (Sportsnet)

**WHL Roundup: Tyler Steenbergen, Broncos down Wheat Kings (Sportsnet)