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Morning Bag Skate: 2-7-19

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

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Vancouver Canucks v Chicago Blackhawks Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images

The Blackhawks look to extend their season-long win streak to six games when they host the Canucks on Thursday at the United Center.

Anton Forsberg made 45 saves to help the IceHogs extend their win streak to five games with a 2-1 victory over Wilkes-Barre/Scranton on Wednesday in Rockford. The IceHogs host Tucson for a back-to-back starting Friday.

Elsewhere in Chicago sports, the Bulls fell 125-120 at home after acquiring Otto Porter from the Wizards for Bobby Portis, Jabari Parker and a 2023 second-round draft pick.

BLACKHAWKS

RECAP: Forsberg lead IceHogs to 5th straight win (IceHogs)

3 up, 3 down from Blackhawks’ win over Oilers (SCH)

Entwistle nearing return for Guelph (SCH)

Kampf injures right foot against Oilers (SCH)

DeBrincat scores his 100th career NHL point (SCH)

CENTRAL DIVISION

Wild’s Koivu out for season with ACL, meniscus tear in knee (Star Tribune)

Preds acquire Boyle from Devils for 2019 2nd-round pick (On The Forecheck)

Preds re-acquire McLeod from Rangers (On The Forecheck)

Sakic says Avs have no plans of trading first-round picks, top prospects as trade deadline nears (The Athletic)

NHL

Rachel Doerrie’s rise in hockey will continue elsewhere, but the impact she left on the Devils goes beyond the ice (The Athletic)

How the Matthews deal shifts the market for the next group of star RFAs (The Athletic)

Sens owner Melnyk pledges to spend close to salary cap from 2021-25 (Sportsnet)

RECAP: Maple Leafs blow 2-goal lead in 3rd, but recover to defeat Senators (NHL)

RECAP: Georgiev, Rangers defeat Bruins in 7-round shootout (NHL)

Flyers place Lehtera on waivers (Broad Street Hockey)

HOCKEY WORLD

Former top prospect John McFarland retires at 26 (Sportsnet)

OHL: Garreffa hat trick leads Rangers in rout over Otters (Sportsnet)

QMJHL: Voltigeurs topple Screaming Eagles in shootout (Sportsnet)