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Morning Bag Skate: 2-21-21

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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.


Prospect report: Vlasic, Kaiser among standout NCAA defenseman (SCH)

Boqvist adopts new defensive plan: play the hands, not the body (Sun-Times)

RECAP: Hurricanes 5, Blackhawks 3 (SCH) (Canes Country) (The Athletic) (Sun-Times) (Tribune)

Blackhawks coach Jeremy Colliton has left fear — and his doubters — in the rearview (Sun-Times)

Patrick Kane unlocked: The Blackhawks star once again has that perfect linemate (The Athletic)

Blackhawks postponement on Saturday a reminder of 2021’s unpredictability (Sun-Times)

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)


RECAP: Red Wings 2, Panthers 1 (Winging it in Motown)

RECAP: Predators 4, Blue Jackets 2 (On the Forecheck) (The Cannon)

RECAP: Hurricanes 4, Lightning 0 (Canes Country) (Raw Charge)

RECAP: Panthers 7, Red Wings 2 (Winging it in Motown)

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)


RECAP: Oilers 7, Flames 1 (NHL)

RECAP: Maple Leafs 5, Canadiens 3 (NHL)

RECAP: Sharks 5, Blues 4 (NHL)

RECAP: Sabres 3, Devils 2 (NHL)

RECAP: Rangers 4, Capitals 1 (NHL)

RECAP: Kings 4, Coyotes 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)