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Morning Bag Skate: Blackhawks start back-to-back against Kings

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

NHL: Chicago Blackhawks at Los Angeles Kings Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

The Chicago Blackhawks hope to avoid back-to-back losses when they visit the Los Angeles Kings on Saturday at Staples Center. It’s the first of back-to-back games for Chicago, who visit Anaheim on Sunday.

BLACKHAWKS

**Former Blackhawk Daniel Carcillo takes NHL to task on concussions (Chicago Tribune)

**Former Blackhawk of the Week: Doug Wilson (SCH)

**Haugh: Why should we accept what Hawks once deemed unacceptable? (Chicago Tribune)

CENTRAL DIVISION

**RECAP: MacKinnon has 5 points in Avs win over Wild (Mile High Hockey)

**Mironov to be bought out by Avs; will return to Russia (Mile High Hockey)

**RECAP: Fisher scores, Predators defeat Canucks in OT (On The Forecheck)

**RECAP: Laine scores two goals to lift Jets past Red Wings (NHL.com)

NHL

**Mighty winds leave Capitals, Maple Leafs wondering about impact on outdoor game (The Washington Post)

**Oshie has special connection to his first outdoor game (The Washington Post)

**RECAP: Galchenyuk, Canadiens send Islanders to 5th straight loss (Habs Eyes On The Prize)

**RECAP: Panthers top Sabres for 5th straight win (NHL.com)

**RECAP: Hall extends point streak to 17, but Devils fall to Hurricanes (Canes Country)

**RECAP: Lundqvist makes 50 saves in 2nd straight start, Rangers top Flames (NHL.com)

**RECAP: Senators hand Golden Knights 3rd straight loss (Silver Seven)

**RECAP: Fowler, Rakell lift Ducks past Blue Jackets (NHL.com)

HOCKEY WORLD

**RECAP: No. 15 Penn State topples No. 11 Minnesota in Big 10 tourney (Black Shoes Diaries)

**RECAP: No. 14 UNO hockey pulls away from No. 7 Minnesota Duluth to keep home ice hopes alive (Omaha World Herald)

**RECAP: No. 13 North Dakota loses in OT to No. 1 St. Cloud State, no longer controls destiny in NCHC home-ice race (Grand Forks Herald)

**OHL Roundup: Kopacka scores winner as Greyhounds beat Sting (Sportsnet)

**QMJHL Roundup: Batherson scores in shootout as Armada beat Remparts (Sportsnet)

**WHL Roundup: Oil Kings rally to OT win over Hitmen (Sportsnet)