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Morning Bag Skate: 12-21-19

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NHL: Chicago Blackhawks at Colorado Avalanche Isaiah J. Downing-USA TODAY Sports

The Blackhawks visit the Avalanche on Saturday in Denver. John Quenneville had his second three-point game in three games, and Collin Delia made 33 saves in the Rockford IceHogs’ 4-2 win against the Texas Stars. Rockford hosts the Cleveland Monsters on Saturday.


Toews: Blackhawks need more tipped, deflected shots to increase offense (Chicago Sun-Times)

RECAP: Delia, Quenneville help IceHogs win 3rd straight (SCH)

Three takeaways from Blackhawks’ split vs. Avalanche, Jets (SCH)

Saad out ‘couple weeks’ with right ankle injury (SCH)


RECAP: Stars’ rally falls short against Acciari, Bruins (Defending Big D)


RECAP: Backstrom, Ovechkin lift Capitals, reach milestone in win against Devils (NHL)

RECAP: Nylander, Marner propel Maple Leafs past Rangers (NHL)

RECAP: Penguins win, extend their record point streak against Oilers (NHL)

Dreams and nightmares: Inside Aliu’s troubled hockey past and his quest to change the game (The Athletic)


How will WJC affect Byfield, Lafreniere’s race to first overall? (Sportsnet)

OHL: Jack Beck leads 67’s over Generals for 11th straight win (Sportsnet)