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Morning Bag Skate: 12-22-19

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Chicago Blackhawks v Colorado Avalanche Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images

The Blackhawks scored four straight goals in the third period to rally for a 5-3 win against the Avalanche on Saturday at Pepsi Center in Denver.

The IceHogs allowed three goals in the second period in a 3-2 loss to the Cleveland Monsters on Saturday at BMO Harris Bank Center in Rockford.

BLACKHAWKS

RECAP: Blackhawks rally for 5-3 win against Avalanche (SCH)

RECAP: Second period dooms IceHogs in 3-2 loss to Cleveland (SCH)

Blackhawks place Saad on IR with right ankle injury (SCH)

If Blackhawks are serious about playoffs, it’s time to make a trade (The Athletic)

CENTRAL DIVISION

RECAP: Wheeler becomes Jets leader in points, Hellebuyck shuts out Wild (Arctic Ice Hockey)

RECAP: Ellis OT goal lifts Predators past Bruins (On The Forecheck)

Wild’s Zucker out 4-6 weeks after surgery on broken leg (Hockey Wilderness)

NHL

RECAP: Eichel gets point in 18th straight game, Sabres top Kings (NHL)

RECAP: Ducks defeat Islanders in shootout, avoid 3rd straight loss (NHL)

RECAP: Oilers respond for win against Canadiens after goal overturned (NHL)

RECAP: Hutchinson boosts Maple Leafs past Red Wings, gets first win of season (NHL)

RECAP: Van Riemsdyk, Flyers get past Senators in shootout (NHL)

RECAP: Orlov goal pushes Capitals past Lightning (NHL)

RECAP: Acciari scores, but no hat trick for Panthers in win against Hurricanes (NHL)

RECAP: Bjorkstrand scores twice in Blue Jackets win against Devils (NHL)

Andersson officially request trade from Rangers (Blueshirt Banter)

Canucks’ Leivo to miss 2-3 months with fractured kneecap (The Score)

Islanders’ Clutterbuck out indefinitely after skate cut his wrist (The Score)

HOCKEY WORLD

Lafreniere leads Canada’s finalized 2020 WJC roster (Sportsnet)