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Morning Bag Skate: 2-5-21

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


RECAPS: Blackhawks 6, Hurricanes 4 (SCH) (Canes Country) (Sun-Times) (The Athletic) (Tribune)

Young Guns Report: Lankinen, Kurashev biggest surprises in first 10 games (SCH)

What’s making the power play so good? (SCH)

Why Jakub Galvas may be the next Blackhawks prospect to sign (The Athletic)

Ian Mitchell never is sure when mentor Duncan Keith is joking with him — except when the rookie defenseman is all business on the ice (Tribune)

Practice updates: Bowey recalled; Kalynuk, Teply assigned to Rockford (SCH)

Kubalik trying to shoot through early-season goal drought (Sun-Times)

RECAPS: Hurricanes 4, Blackhawks 3 OT (SCH) (Canes Country) (The Athletic) (Sun-Times) (Tribune)

DeBrincat, Beaudin removed from COVID-19 Protocol List (SCH)

Former WBBM, WGN reporter George Ofman launches podcast episode with Eddie Olczyk (SCH)


RECAP: Predators 6, Panthers 5 (On the Forecheck)

RECAPS: Blue Jackets 4, Stars 3 (Defending Big D) (The Cannon)

Petr Mrazek undergoes thumb surgery (Canes Country)

RECAPS: Lightning 5, Red Wings 1 (Raw Charge) (Winging it in Motown)

RECAPS: Stars 6, Blue Jackets 3 (Defending Big D) (The Cannon)

Nikita Kucherov injury update (Raw Charge)


RECAP: Maple Leafs 7, Canucks 3 (NHL)

RECAP: Senators 3, Canadiens 2 (NHL)

RECAP: Rangers 4, Capitals 2 (NHL)

RECAP: Coyotes 4, Blues 3 (NHL)

RECAP: Jets 4, Flames 1 (NHL)

RECAP: Bruins 4, Flyers 3 (NHL)

DeAngelo has played his last game for Rangers (NHL)

NHL announces updates to season schedule (NHL)

Devils games postponed through Saturday (NHL)


Why playing arena hockey can be risky during the pandemic (CBC)

Remainder of NWHL season suspended due to new positive COVID tests, safety concerns (The Ice Garden)

A timeline of the NWHL’s Lake Placid mayhem (The Ice Garden)