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Morning Bag Skate: 1-6-19

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Finland v United States: Gold Medal Game - 2019 IIHF World Junior Championship Photo by Rich Lam/Getty Images

The Blackhawks are back in action Sunday against the Penguins at PPG Paints Arena in Pittsburgh.

Blackhawks defenseman Henri Jokiharju helped Finland defeat the United States 3-2 to win gold Saturday at the World Junior Championship.

The IceHogs host the Iowa Wild at 4 p.m. Sunday.

Elsewhere in Chicago sports, the Bears host the Eagles in a NFC wild-card game at 3:40 p.m. Sunday at Solider Field. The Bulls host the Nets at 2:30 p.m. at the United Center.


Film session: Nicolas Beaudin making strides (The Athletic)

WJC: Jokiharju helps Kakko score golden goal for Finland (SCH)

WJC: Kurashev, Switzerland fall to Russia in bronze-medal game (SCH)

Blackhawks assign Martinsen, Sikura to AHL (SCH)

Blackhawks plan to move Barry Smith back to front office (SCH)

Jokiharju: ‘Kaapo Kakko is going to be No. 1’ pick (SCH)

Shocked by trade, Caggiula ready to prove worth to Blackhawks (Chicago Sun-Times)

Caggiula to wear No. 91 for Blackhawks (SCH)

Hamilton trades Blackhawks prospect MacKenzie Entwistle to Guelph (SCH)

Blackhawks to honor Dennis Hull with “One More Shift” (SCH)

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


RECAP: Wild hand Senators 7th straight loss (Hockey Wilderness)

RECAP: Smith scores twice, Preds defeat Habs (On The Forecheck)

RECAP: Blues squander 2-0 lead, fall to Islanders (St. Louis Post-Dispatch)

Jets’ Ehlers out until mid-February with upper-body injury (Arctic Ice Hockey)


NHL announces 2019 All-Star game coaches (PHT)

RECAP: Bruins defeat Sabres, extend win streak to 4 (Stanley Cup of Chowder)

RECAP: Hutchinson, Maple Leafs shut out Canucks (Pension Plan Puppets)

RECAP: Jones lifts Blue Jackets past Panthers in OT (Jackets Cannon)

RECAP: Brodie OT goal helps Flames send Flyers to 6th straight loss (Matchsticks and Gasoline)

Canucks’ Pettersson diagnosed with slight knee sprain (The Score)


WJC: Canadiens prospect Poehling name MVP (Habs Eyes On The Prize)

Michigan stuns Notre Dame early on way to win at Notre Dame Stadium (ND Insider)

OHL: Hoefenmayer scores winner as Ottawa blanks Barrie (Sportsnet)

QMJHL: Mercer scores twice as Voltigeurs down Cataractes (Sportsnet)

OHL: Flint trades Leafs prospect Gordeev to Guelph (Pension Plan Puppets)