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Morning Bag Skate: 12-13-19

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Chicago Blackhawks v Arizona Coyotes Photo by Norm Hall/NHLI via Getty Images

The Blackhawks fell 5-2 to the Coyotes on Thursday and are now winless in three straight games. The IceHogs visit the Belleville Senators on Friday night.

BLACKHAWKS

RECAP: Blackhawks drop 3rd straight in 5-2 loss to Coyotes (SCH)

Recounting Sikura’s 5-day whirlwind, including first two NHL games this season (Chicago Sun-Times)

CENTRAL DIVISION

‘I like me a lot better this year’: One-on-one with Blake Wheeler, whose personal transformation is changing Jets, too (The Athletic)

Video scouting report: Sami Niku is ready for another NHL recall — and it should be his last (The Athletic)

RECAP: Eichel’s 2 goals help Sabres top Predators (On The Forecheck)

RECAP: Red Wings defeat Jets to end 12-game streak (NHL)

RECAP: Sundqvist, Blues top Golden Knights to end 3-game skid (St. Louis Post-Dispatch)

RECAP: Wild recover in 3rd, hang on to defeat Oilers (Hockey Wilderness)

NHL

Coyotes loan Hayton to Canada for WJC (Five For Howling)

RECAP: Stamkos scores 2 goals for Lightning in victory against Bruins (NHL)

RECAP: Greiss, Islanders hold off Panthers to sweep season series (NHL)

RECAP: Jarry makes 17 saves, Penguins get OT shutout against Blue Jackets (NHL)

RECAP: Flames score 3 in 3rd, top Maple Leafs (NHL)

RECAP: Markstrom’s 43 saves lift Canucks past Hurricanes in OT (NHL)

RECAP: Kings defeat Ducks, end 11-game road winless streak (NHL)

RECAP: Sharks lose to Rangers in Boughner’s debut as coach (NHL)

HOCKEY WORLD

WJC: Canada cuts 9 players from camp (Sportsnet)

OHL: Niagara vs. London postponed after goalie seriously cut in leg by skate (Sportsnet)