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Morning Bag Skate: 8-7-20

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Q&A: Highmore says life as become ‘business as usual’ inside Edmonton bubble (SCH)

Ennis out indefinitely for Oilers, won’t play vs. Blackhawks (SCH)

Why Highmore is good fit for Blackhawks’ fourth line (SCH)

Point shots through traffic creating steady stream of ‘dirty goals’ (Chicago Sun-Times)

Lazerus: Left for dead in December and again in March, Blackhawks see hope (The Athletic)

Lowetide: Oilers’ Athanasiou gets a push against ‘Hawks. Is it enough? (The Athletic)

Crawford makes history with 50th career playoff win (SCH)

Oilers stars need help from supporting cast (Edmonton Journal)

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


RECAP: Jets eliminated after shutout loss to Flames in Game 4 (NHL)

RECAP: Wild get shut out by Canucks in Game 3, trail 2-1 in series (Hockey Wilderness)

RECAP: Blues stumble to 6-4 loss to Golden Knights (St. Louis Post-Dispatch)

As Predators teeter, where is Duchene? (The Athletic)

The imitation game: How NHL bubble is helping the Stars’ Oettinger grow (The Athletic)

‘It was nerve-racking’: Inside Harley’s surprise NHL debut (The Athletic)


RECAP: Dubois, Blue Jackets rally past Maple Leafs in Game 3, lead series (Jackets Cannon)

RECAP: Flyers defeat Capitals for second win of round-robin (NHL)

How exactly does the NHL’s fake crowd noise operation work? (The Athletic)

Hamilton returns to practice with Hurricanes (NHL)

Ducks sign Larsson to 2-year, $1.4 million extension (The Score)


Top 25 Under 25: No. 24-25: Katie Burt, Jaycee Gebhard (The Ice Garden)