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Morning Bag Skate: Blackhawks end California trip with a thud

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Chicago Blackhawks v Anaheim Ducks Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images

The Chicago Blackhawks wrapped up their three-game road trip in California with a 6-3 loss to the Anaheim Ducks on Sunday at Honda Center in Anaheim.

The Blackhawks are 13 points of the second-wild card spot in the Western Conference and in 24th place in the league at 64 points. Chicago hosts Colorado on Tuesday.

BLACKHAWKS

**RECAP: Hawks’ defensive issues on full displays in loss to Ducks (SCH)

**Toews drops gloves with longtime nemesis Kesler (Chicago Sun-Times)

**Prospect breakdown: Ejdsell could provide some offensive help (The Athletic)

**Toews on concussion awareness in NHL: ‘Always room for improvement’ (Chicago Tribune)

CENTRAL DIVISION

**RECAP: Forsberg, Preds rally past Avs (On The Forecheck)

**Preds’ lineup should get even stronger with expected arrival of top prospect Eeli Tolvanen (The Tennessean)

**Chambers: Duchene trade has put Avs in playoff position (The Denver Post)

**RECAP: Wild defeat Red Wings, move into third in Central (Hockey Wilderness)

**RECAP: Laine has three points to boost Jets past Hurricanes (Arctic Ice Hockey)

**Back from injury, Bortuzzo trying to build a career year (St. Louis Post-Dispatch)

NHL

**NHL planning more outdoor games at U.S. service academies (Associated Press)

**RECAP: Dadonov propels Panthers past Flyers for 6th straight win (NHL.com)

**RECAP: Hall extends point streak to 18, but Devils lose to Golden Knights (Knights On Ice)

**RECAP: Blue Jackets hang on against Sharks, move into playoff spot (NHL.com)

HOCKEY WORLD

**Northeastern women win Hockey East championship (The Ice Garden)

**Minnesota women claim WCHA title (Hockey Wilderness)

**OHL Roundup: Garreffa scores OT winner as Rangers topple Storm (Sportsnet)

**QMJHL Roundup: Truchon-Viel leads Titan in win over Sea Dogs (Sportsnet)

**WHL Roundup: Steel’s hat trick leads Regina over Edmonton (Sportsnet)