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Morning Bag Skate: 2-23-19

Our daily look at Blackhawks news and the happenings around the hockey world.

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NHL: Colorado Avalanche at Chicago Blackhawks Kamil Krzaczynski-USA TODAY Sports

Patrick Kane extended his point streak to 20 games, but the Blackhawks allowed three third-period goals in a 5-2 loss to the Avalanche on Friday at the United Center. The Blackhawks are off Saturday before hosting the Stars on Sunday.

The IceHogs begin their back-to-back road swing out East on Saturday when they visit Hershey.

Elsewhere in Chicago sports, Lauri Markannen made two free throws with 1.5 seconds left to lift the Bulls to a 110-109 win over the Magic in Orlando. The Bulls host the Celtics on Saturday at the United Center.

The Cubs and White Sox both begin playing spring training games Saturday.


RECAP: Kane extends point streak to 20, Blackhawks fall 5-3 to Avs (SCH)

Powers: Blackhawks find playoff atmosphere again in the United Center (The Athletic)

Blackhawks open to trading top defensive prospects, per report (SCH)

Sznajder: Are the Blackhawks rewarded for the risks they take exiting the zone? (The Athletic)

How Kane traded weights for points (ESPN)

Blackhawks trying to trade Anisimov, per report (SCH)


RECAP: Dubnyk makes 26 saves, Wild defeat Red Wings (NHL)


19 Days of Doan, Day 16: Sambuca and Disneyland make for bad cocktail (The Athletic)

RECAP: Duchene, Blue Jackets defeat Senators after trade (NHL)

RECAP: Flames win 4th straight, top Ducks to extend lead in Pacific (NHL)

Blue Jackets land Duchene for Abramov, Davidsson, picks (Jackets Cannon)

Capitals re-sign newly-acquired Jensen to 4-year, $10M extension (Japers’ Rink)

Oilers’ McDavid suspended 2 games for hit to Leddy’s head (Copper N Blue)


OHL: Flyers prospect Isaac Ratclifffe scores hat trick as Storm defeat Otters (Sportsnet)

QMJHL: David Noel scores hat trick as Foreurs hold off Cataractes (Sportsnet)