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Morning Bag Skate: 1-22-21

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Detroit Red Wings v Chicago Blackhawks - Game Seven

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Number Munchers: Analyzing the Blackhawks’ first four games (SCH)

Practice updates: Soderberg arrives, Pirri on waivers (SCH)

SCH Podcast: Musings on Madison, Episode 36 — Recapping the Blackhawks’ 0-3-1 start (SCH)

Kane, Keith say Blackhawks still have playoff potential — because there’s nothing else they can say (Sun-Times)

Blackhawks players get creative to make a difference: “Little things can help” (The Athletic)

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)


RECAPS: Lightning 3, Blue Jackets 2 (Raw Charge) (The Cannon)

Red Wings place Gagner, Merrill on COVID-19 protocol list (Winging it in Motown)

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)


RECAP: Islanders 4, Devils 1 (NHL)

RECAP: Kings 4, Avalanche 2 (NHL)

RECAP: Bruins 5, Flyers 4 (OT) (NHL)

RECAP: Canadiens 7, Canucks 3 (NHL)

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

Ovechkin, 3 others out 4 games for protocol (NHL)

RECAP: Oilers 3, Leafs 1 (NHL)

RECAP: Sharks 2, Blues 1 (NHL)

RECAP: Golden Knights 5, Coyotes 2 (NHL)


2021 NWHL Season Preview (The Ice Garden)

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