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Morning Bag Skate: 1-1-19

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

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2017 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic - Practice Day & Family Skate Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images

The Blackhawks host the Bruins for the Winter Classic at Notre Dame Stadium in South Bend, Indiana.

The IceHogs fell 2-1 to the Griffins on Monday in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Rockford’s first game of 2019 will be Friday against the Wild in Iowa.

Elsewhere in Chicago sports, forward Michael de Leeuw left the Fire and signed with FC Emmen in Eredivisie in the Netherlands.


Ward to start for Blackhawks at Winter Classic (SCH)

41 thoughts on Blackhawks at midway point (The Athletic)

Grading every Blackhawks player at halfway point (The Athletic)

Bowman likes how Blackhawks looks under Colliton (Chicago Sun-Times)

Top 10 Blackhawks stories of 2018: Quenneville fired at No. 1 (SCH)

Storystream: Top 10 Blackhawks stories of 2018 (SCH)

Blackhawks to honor Esposito, Hull, Mikita, Savard at Winter Classic (SCH)

Rain cancels outdoor practices before Winter Classic (SCH)

Caggiula needs visa before reporting to Blackhawks (SCH)

Blackhawks place Garrison on waivers (SCH)

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


Stars to host 2020 Winter Classic, per report (SBN)

RECAP: Predators end road skid at 10, defeat Capitals (On The Forecheck)

RECAP: Penguins defeat Wild for 6th straight win (NHL)

RECAP: Lundqvist, Shattenkirk help Rangers defeat Blues (NHL)

RECAP: Brown, Kings recover to top Avs in OT (NHL)

RECAP: Petry scores at 14 seconds, Habs defeat Stars in OT (Defending Big D)

RECAP: Lemieux scores 2, Jets hand Oilers 6th straight loss (NHL)


RECAP: Blackwood’s 2nd straight shutout lifts Devils past Canucks (All About The Jersey)

RECAP: Lehner makes 39 saves, Islanders top Sabers for 4th straight victory (Die By The Blade)

RECAP: Hurricanes score first three, hold off Flyers (Canes Country)

RECAP: Blue Jackets top Senators on Werenski’s late goal (Jackets Cannon)

RECAP: Reimer perfect in relief in Panthers win against Red Wings (NHL)

RECAP: Lightning extend point streak to 15 with OT win against Ducks (Raw Charge)


World Juniors: Shen scores winner as Russia beats Canada (Sportsnet)

World Juniors: Lukas Dostal makes 20 saves as Czechs blank Denmark (Sportsnet)

OHL: Battalion win 6th straight with victory over Wolves (Sportsnet)

QMJHL: Lavoie scores twice as surging Mooseheads down Cape Breton (Sportsnet)

Looking back on CHL’s top moments of 2018 (Sportsnet)