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Morning Bag Skate: 8-3-20

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Chicago Blackhawks v Edmonton Oilers - Game One Photo by Andy Devlin/NHLI via Getty Images

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Storystream: Blackhawks vs. Oilers series preview, analysis and more (SCH)

Caggiula suspended for Game 2 after illegal check to head (SCH)

Blackhawks prepared to face either Koskinen or Smith in Game 2 (Chicago Sun-Times)

Nugent-Bowman: Why Tippett must start Koskinen for Oilers in Game 2 (The Athletic)

Lowetide: Bear’s playoff baptism produces uneven effort (The Athletic)

Three takeaways from Blackhawks’ Game 1 win (SCH)

Blackhawks top-line dominance in Game 1 was throwback to past playoff performances (SCH)


RECAP: Predators, Saros fall to Coyotes in Game 1 (On The Forecheck)

RECAP: Kadri scores with 0.1 seconds left, Avalanche defeat Blues in round-robin (Mile High Hockey)

Blues may be fine, but someone please remind them this isn’t 2019 (The Athletic)

RECAP: Stalock, Wild shut out Canucks in Game 1 (NHL)

Scheifele, Laine status for Jets unknown for Game 2 (NHL)


RECAP: Flyers defeat Bruins in opening game of Qualifiers round-robin (Broad Street Hockey)

RECAP: Korpisalo, Blue Jackets shut out Maple Leafs in Game 1 (Jackets Cannon)

Matthews calls out columnist for reporting Leafs star had COVID-19 (The Score)

Shesterkin practices, could be available to play Game 2 for Rangers (NHL)

Lehner to start in goal for Golden Knights in round-robin opener (Knights On Ice)

Stamkos unlikely to play in round-robin clash vs. Capitals (The Score)

Pronman: NHL prospects to watch in postseason (The Athletic)