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Morning Bag Skate: 12-11-19

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NHL: Chicago Blackhawks at Vegas Golden Knights Stephen R. Sylvanie-USA TODAY Sports

The Blackhawks fell 5-1 to the Golden Knights on Tuesday in Las Vegas. The IceHogs won 2-1 in overtime against the Milwaukee Admirals thanks to Kevin Lankinen’s 55-save performance.

BLACKHAWKS

RECAP: De Haan injured in Blackhawks’ 5-1 loss to Golden Knights (SCH)

RECAP: Lankinen setts single-game franchise save record in IceHogs’ 2-1 OT win vs. Admirals (SCH)

Chance-generating machine Saad fighting to find the finish (The Athletic)

CENTRAL DIVISION

Stars fire coach Jim Montgomery due to “unprofessional conduct” (Defending Big D)

What to expect from Stars interim head coach Rick Bowness (Defending Big D)

RECAP: Stars give Bowness first win with shutout of Devils (Defending Big D)

RECAP: Eichel scores twice, Sabres hand Blues 3rd straight loss (St. Louis Post-Dispatch)

RECAP: Saros makes 24 saves, Predators defeat Sharks (On The Forecheck)

RECAP: Rakell, Gibson help Ducks defeat Wild in shootout (Hockey Wilderness)

RECAP: Wheeler, Jets hand Red Wings 12th straight loss (NHL)

NHL

NHL calls off potential 2021 World Cup of Hockey (SCH)

RECAP: Lightning take 48 shots on goal, hold on to defeat Panthers (NHL)

RECAP: Canadiens surge past Jarry, Penguins for 3rd win in 4 games (NHL)

RECAP: Hurricanes recover, defeat Oilers for 3rd straight win (NHL)

RECAP: Talbot makes 46 saves, Flames defeat Coyotes for 6th straight win (NHL)

RECAP: Tavares scores twice in Maple Leafs win against Canucks (NHL)

RECAP: Quick helps Kings hold off Rangers, end 4-game skid (NHL)

HOCKEY WORLD

Colorado Springs City Council approves new Robson Arena (The Gazette)

Canada WJC selection camp Day 2 notebook: How Hunter wants to play (Sportsnet)

OHL: Pavel Gogolev scores 4 times, Storm beat Attack (Sportsnet)

OHL: Stan Butler out as coach of North Bay after 22 seasons (Sportsnet)

WHL: Cyle McNabb, James Hamblin lead Tigers over Blades (Sportsnet)