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Morning Bag Skate: Blackhawks crumble against Jets

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NHL: Chicago Blackhawks at Winnipeg Jets Terrence Lee-USA TODAY Sports

The Chicago Blackhawks allowed five first-period goals in a 6-2 loss to the Winnipeg Jets on Thursday at MTS Centre in Winnipeg. The Hawks have Friday off before visiting Buffalo for a Saturday matinee.

Brody Roybal (Northlake) scored two goals and had two assists for the Team USA’s sled hockey team in a 10-1 win over Italy to advance to the gold-medal game against Canada. Josh Misiewicz (La Grange) had a goal and two assists, while Kevin McKee (Chicago) also had a goal.

The Chicago area trio and the Americans face Canada in the gold-medal game 10 p.m. Central time Saturday. The game will air live on NBCSN.

BLACKHAWKS

**RECAP: Forsberg, Hawks blasted by Jets in 6-2 loss (SCH)

**Former Blackhawk of the Week: Dustin Byfuglien (SCH)

**Hawks to sign German forward Kahun to 2-year deal, per reports (SCH)

**DeBrincat learning patience, poise during goal drought (Chicago Sun Times)

**Hawks prospect breakdown: Mitchell has makings of elite defenseman (The Athletic)

**Toews’ offense has awoken, but how can the Hawks make sure it lasts? (The Athletic)

CENTRAL DIVISION

**RECAP: Predators get past Coyotes, push point streak to 13 (On The Forecheck)

**Preds’ Jarnkrok out for season with upper-body injury (On The Forecheck)

**Why Preds’ Rinne is runaway favorite for Vezina Trophy (Sportsnet)

**RECAP: Avs defeat Blues, move into first wild card in West (Mile High Hockey)

**Why the Jets should be the envy of the NHL (ESPN)

NHL

**RECAP: (Winging It In Motown) (NHL.com)

**RECAP: Maple Leafs top Sabres, advance in Atlantic Division (Pension Plan Puppets)

**RECAP: Capitals score seven against Islanders, stay in first place (Japers’ Rink)

**RECAP: Blue Jackets hang on to defeat Flyers, gain in Metropolitan (Jackets Cannon)

**RECAP: Penguins top Canadiens, keep pace in Metropolitan (Pensburgh)

**RECAP: Panthers shut out Bruins, get closer to wild card (NHL.com)

**RECAP: Kings close gap in Pacific Division with win against Red Wings (NHL.com)

**Team president Waddell expected to represent Hurricanes at GM meetings (theScore)

**Daniel Negreanu, poker legend, is now also a Golden Knights superfan (The Athletic)

**Consistent Panarin proving to be as good as advertised in Columbus (The Athletic)

HOCKEY WORLD

**NWHL Isobel Cup Playoffs preview (The Ice Garden)

**AWIHL Final preview (The Ice Garden)

**Denver’s Henrik Borgström named NCHC Player of the Year (Mile High Hockey)

**OHL Roundup: Nick Suzuki with hat trick, Owen Sound beats Windsor (Sportsnet)