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Morning Bag Skate: 1-21-21

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Chicago Blackhawks v Florida Panthers Photo by Eliot J. Schechter/NHLI via Getty Images

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Kurashev’s autumn in Switzerland fueled his Blackhawks breakthrough (Sun-Times)

(Blackhawks prospect) Isaak Phillips prepares for first pro camp (Sudbury Star)

RECAPS: Panthers 5, Blackhawks 4 (OT) (SCH) (Sun-Times) (Tribune)

Lankinen debuts as Blackhawks take small step in right direction (The Athletic)

10 moments that almost made the difference in Blackhawks’ 5-4 OT loss (Tribune)

Blackhawks limiting themselves by limiting Kubalik’s ice time (again) (SCH)

Blackhawks deficient in all areas but goaltending the biggest reason for 0-3 start (Sun-Times)

Wheeler’s 2021 NHL prospect pool rankings: Blackhawks at 24 (The Athletic)

RECAPS: Panthers 5, Blackhawks 2 (SCH) (Sun-Times) (Tribune)

Adam Boqvist’s growing pains, other observations from another Blackhawks loss (The Athletic)


Vatrano gives Panthers 5-4 OT win over Blackhawks (Litter Box Cats)

Hurricanes games through Jan. 23 postponed, training facilities closed (Canes Country)

RECAPS: Red Wings 3, Blue Jackets 2 (The Cannon) (Winging it in Motown)

Predators-Hurricanes game postponed due to COVID-19 (On the Forecheck)

RECAPS: Hurricanes 4, Predators 2 (Canes Country) (On the Forecheck)


Caps fined 100k by NHL for violating COVId protocols; Kuznetsov, Orlov, Ovechkin, Samsonov involved (Japers’ Rink)

RECAP: Oilers 3, Leafs 1 (NHL)

RECAP: Sharks 2, Blues 1 (NHL)

RECAP: Golden Knights 5, Coyotes 2 (NHL)

Thornton injured in Leafs’ loss (NHL)

Pastrnak could return to Bruins sooner (NHL)

Cole traded to Wild by Avalanche for Pateryn (NHL)

RECAP: Jets 4, Senators 3 (OT) (NHL)

RECAP: Penguins 5, Capitals 4 (OT) (NHL)

RECAP: Flyers 3, Sabres 0 (NHL)


2021 NWHL Season Preview (The Ice Garden)

AHL’s dire financial situation leaves players “begging” for help (NY Post)