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Morning Bag Skate: 2-19-21

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Chicago Blackhawks v Detroit Red Wings”n Photo by Dave Reginek/NHLI via Getty Images

This is your daily thread to talk about the latest hockey news.


With first unit struggling, Blackhawks second unit keeping power play among NHL’s best (Sun-Times)

Lucas Wallmark had hard road back to the Blackhawks after a bout with COVID-19: “You get a little bit nervous” (Tribune)

Lazerus: The weird emotion Blackhawks fans are suddenly feeling? It’s called hope (The Athletic)

SCH Podcast: Musings on Madison, Episode 40 - Blackhawks stay hot, sweep Detroit (SCH)

RECAPS: Blackhawks 2, Red Wings 0 (SCH) (Winging it in Motown) (Sun-Times) (Tribune) (The Athletic)

Report: Blackhawks offer contract to Russian winger Damir Zhafyarov (SCH)

How Blackhawks rookie defenseman Nicolas Beaudin is emerging (The Athletic)

Blackhawks’ goalie coach Jimmy Waite playing an underrated role this season (SCH)

Malcolm Subban quietly excelling in backup role (Sun-Times)

A by-the-numbers look at Patrick Kane’s 2021 season as he nears several career milestones (Tribune)

RECAPS: Blackhawks 3, Red Wings 2 (OT) (SCH) (Winging it in Motown) (Sun-Times) (Tribune) (The Athletic)


RECAP: Panthers 4, Hurricanes 3 (Canes Country)

A defense of the enigma that is John Tortorella (The Cannon)

RECAPS: Hurricanes 6, Blue Jackets 3 (Canes Country) (The Cannon)

RECAP: Panthers 6, Lightning 4 (Raw Charge)

Stamkos gives update on his positive COVID test (Raw Charge)

Red Wings place Danny Dekeyser on waivers (Winging it in Motown)


RECAP: Devils 3, Bruins 2 (NHL)

RECAP: Rangers 3, Flyers 2 (NHL)

RECAP: Penguins 4, Islanders 1 (NHL)

RECAP: Maple Leafs 7, Senators 3 (NHL)

RECAP: Capitals 3, Sabres 1 (NHL)

RECAP: Blues 3, Sharks 2 (NHL)

RECAP: Kings 3, Coyotes 2 (NHL)

RECAP: Wild 3, Ducks 1 (NHL)

RECAP: Maple Leafs 2, Senators 1 (NHL)

RECAP: Canucks 5, Flames 1 (NHL)

RECAP: Oilers 3, Jets 2 (NHL)


United Center to host PWHPA’S Dream Gap Tour (SCH)

Lamoureux twins, who led US to gold in 2018, announce retirement (The Athletic) (The Ice Garden)

How Cammi Granato and Kendall Coyne Schofield — once an Olympic gold medalist and her 7-year-old protege — are now taking bold steps in the NHL together (Chicago Tribune)