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Morning Bag Skate: 1-4-19

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

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NHL: Chicago Blackhawks at New York Islanders Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

David Toews scored 1:48 into overtime to hand the Blackhawks a 3-2 overtime loss to the Islanders on Thursday at Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum on Long Island in Uniondale, New York.

The IceHogs visit the Iowa Wild on Friday.

Elsewhere in Chicago sports, the Fire signed head coach Veljko Paunovic to a two-year extension with an option for a third year. The Fire are 31-46-26 with one MLS Cup Playoffs appearance under Paunovic.

The White Sox reportedly made their first formal offer to free agent infielder Manny Machado. The Bulls host the rival Pacers on Friday at the United Center.


RECAP: Blackhawks fall to Islanders in OT (SCH)

Kane bringing out daring playmaker in Gustafsson (The Athletic)

Blackhawks to wear Winter Classic jerseys 3 more times this season (SCH)

Delia named to AHL All-Star Game roster (SCH)

Blackhawks activate Davidson from IR (SCH)

NHL All-Star Game: How to vote Toews in (SCH)

World Juniors: 3 Blackhawks advance to semifinals (SCH)

Blackhawks to leave WGN starting in 2019-2020 season (SCH)

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


RECAP: Parise, Wild rally past Maple Leafs (Hockey Wilderness)

RECAP: Ovechkin scores 30th, but Capitals lose to Blues (NHL)

Blues acquire goalie Coreau from Ducks for future considerations (ESPN)

Where things stand with Avs halfway through the season (The Athletic)


Devils sign coach Hynes to multi-year contract extension (All About The Jersey)

RECAP: Bruins defeat Flames for 3rd straight win (NHL)

RECAP: Skinner scores twice, Sabres hold off Panthers without Eichel (Die By The Blade)

RECAP: Teravainen has 3 points, Hurricanes hold off Flyers (Canes Country)

RECAP: Price makes 33 saves in return, Canadiens shut out Canucks (NHL)

Story behind Rangers fan who trash talked his way to signed stick from Crosby (The Athletic)

Would moving practices to nighttime make NHL players sleep more soundly — and play better? (The Athletic)

Maple Leafs’ Andersen goes on IR, Sparks in protocol (ESPN)

Coyotes’ Schmaltz goes on IR with lower-body injury (ESPN)


Arizona flexes its growing national influence as women’s hockey keeps growing (The Athletic)

Rest of world catching up to Canada in hockey player development (Sportsnet)