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Morning Bag Skate: 8-11-19

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NHL: OCT 12 Blues at Blackhawks Photo By Robin Alam/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

There was nothing new on the Blackhawks front Saturday.

Elsewhere in Chicago sports, Yuki Nagasato scored in the 65th minute and Alyssa Naeher had a three-save shutout for the Red Stars to extend their win streak to five games with a 1-0 victory over the Washington Spirit. Bastian Schweinsteiger scored in the 88th minute for the Fire to top the Montreal Impact 3-2. The White Sox shut out the A’s 3-0. The Cubs lost 10-1 to the Reds.

On Sunday, the Sky look to extend their win streak to four games when they visit the Los Angeles Sparks. The Cubs and White Sox both play.


Top 25 Under 25: Matthew Highmore enters at No. 23 (SCH)

Ryan Carpenter has made a hockey career the hard way (Chicago Sun-Times)

Engrave error: Robin Lehner’s Masterton Trophy lists wrong New York team (Lighthouse Hockey)

The Friday Show, Ep. 3: Scott Powers (SCH)

T25U25: The 2019-20 preseason rankings (SCH)


How to win a championship in Winnipeg — according to last Jets who did it (The Athletic)

Why does it feel like a coming of age summer for Cale Makar? Because, it is (The Athletic)

Dallas had the NHL’s best goalie tandem in 2018-19. How strong is the organization’s pipeline? (The Athletic)

Prospect pool rankings: Avalanche at No. 10 (Elite Prospects)


New York approves $1.3 billion arena project for Islanders (PHT)


Russia claims Hlinka Gretzky Cup against Canada (Sportsnet)

2020 NHL draft prospect rankings: Preseason top 62 players (Sporting News)

Women’s T25U25: Russian Anna Shokhina leads Nos. 18-20 pack (The Ice Garden)