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Morning Bag Skate: 12-16-19

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Minnesota Wild v Chicago Blackhawks Photo by Bill Smith/NHLI via Getty Images

Eric Staal scored his 1,000th career NHL point, but Patrick Kane had a hat trick in the Blackhawks’ 5-3 win against the Wild on Sunday at the United Center. John Quenneville scored twice in the Rockford IceHogs’ 4-2 road win against the Toronto Marlies on Sunday.

BLACKHAWKS

RECAP: Kane’s hat trick helps Blackhawks snap 4-game winless streak in win over Wild (SCH)

Watch: Blackhawks honor Versteeg with ‘One More Shift’ (SCH)

Blackhawks can’t hang on to the past anymore (SCH)

Blackhawks will use first year of Boqvist’s contract (SCH)

CENTRAL DIVISION

RECAP: Jets score 7 in win against Flyers (NHL)

How heavily are Blues pursuing Hall? (The Athletic)

NHL

RECAP: Kings top Red Wings, extend point streak to 4 (NHL)

RECAP: Pacioretty scores in 4th straight game, Golden Knights defeat Canucks (NHL)

Sabres demote under-performing Mittelstadt to AHL (Die By The Blade)

HOCKEY WORLD

WJC: Maple Leafs loan Sandin to Sweden (Pension Plan Puppets)

OHL: Penman powers Steelheads past Frontenacs (Sportsnet)