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Morning Bag Skate: 2-7-20

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Boston Bruins v Chicago Blackhawks Photo by Chase Agnello-Dean/NHLI via Getty Images

The NHL confirmed Thursday the ruling of a hand pass by Olli Maatta in the third period was correctly made to negate Drake Caggiula’s go-ahead goal with 1:05 remaining in the third period despite the Blackhawks saying the on-ice officials admitted to them a “mistake” was made.

The Blackhawks will practice Friday morning at Fifth Third Arena.

The IceHogs will wear special 2019 Winter Classic-themed jerseys when they face the San Antonio Rampage during their annual Blackhawks Night at BMO Harris Bank Center. Brandon Bollig, who won the Stanley Cup with the Blackhawks in 2013, will be an honorary guest.


NHL defends controversial call that negated potential game-winning goal for Blackhawks (NBC Sports Chicago)

Brent Seabrook expected to return in 5-6 months (SCH)

Robin Lehner shows off new Long Island tattoo (Lighthouse Hockey)

Good for a teenager? Good for a rookie? No, surging Kirby Dach is just flat-out good (The Athletic)

Patrick Kane’s no-conference playoffs idea would help NHL despite hurting Blackhawks (Chicago Sun-Times)

Three takeaways from back-to-back OT losses (SCH)

Road to 2020 NHL draft: Ottawa’s Marco Rossi wants to enter NHL as OHL champion (SCH)


RECAP: Avalanche top Senators for 5th win in 6 games (Mile High Hockey)

RECAP: Jets recover to end Blues’ home point streak (NHL)

RECAP: Hunt, Fiala boost Wild in win against Canucks (Hockey Wilderness)

RECAP: Turris, Granlund each has goal, assist, Predators defeat Flames (NHL)


NHL, NHLPA to resume negotiations on CBA (NHL)

Golden Knights buy AHL franchise to relocate to Las Vegas valley (Knights On Ice)

Leafs’ Ceci out ‘a while’ with ankle injury (The Score)

Canadiens place Weber on IR with lower-body injury (Habs Eyes On The Prize)

Flames’ Giordano week-to-week with hamstring injury (Matchsticks and Gasoline)

Does it matter if NHL agents find Blue Jackets GM Jarmo Kekäläinen unreasonable? (Jackets Cannon)

RECAP: Red Wings top Sabres in shootout, get first win in 10 games (NHL)

RECAP: Petry scores in OT, Canadiens defeat Ducks (NHL)

RECAP: Vasilevskiy sets Lightning point record in win against Penguins (NHL)

RECAP: Stone’s 5 points help Golden Knights defeat Panthers (NHL)

RECAP: Bellows scores first 2 NHL goals to lift Islanders past Kings (NHL)

RECAP: Blackwood makes 46 saves, Devils shut out Flyers (NHL)

RECAP: Svechnikov, Aho help Hurricanes hold off Coyotes (NHL)


A story of education, innovation, and community: the history of the ‘HAC’ (The Athletic)

Next Gen prospects: Joel Hofer re-adjusting to life after winning gold (Sportsnet)

OHL: Pearson’s hat trick helps Owen Sound rout Niagara (Sportsnet)

QMJHL: Victoriaville blank Acadie-Bathurst to extend win streak to 6 games (Sportsnet)