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Morning Bag Skate: 2-7-21

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A daily look at hockey news around the world.

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

BLACKHAWKS

Wyatt Kalynuk shines on pro debut: IceHogs opener observations (The Athletic)

How Brandon Hagel is quickly making a difference for the Blackhawks (The Athletic)

Stars’ defensive core offers model for what Blackhawks are trying to build (Sun-Times)

Mattias Janmark is trying to redefine his career with the Blackhawks (Tribune)

PODCAST: Musings on Madison, Episode 38 - Blackhawks weather the Hurricanes (SCH)

Prospect Reports: Slavin, Commesso nominated for NCAA awards (SCH)

Jeremy Colliton’s steady messaging has given Blackhawks equally steady work ethic (Sun-Times)

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)

CENTRAL DIVISION

RECAP: Panthers 2, Predators 1 (On the Forecheck) (Litter Box Cats)

RECAPS: Lightning 3, Red Wings 1 (Raw Charge) (Winging it in Motown)

Williams returns to Hurricanes in front-office role (Canes Country)

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)

NHL

RECAP: Canadiens 2, Senators 1 (NHL)

RECAP: Coyotes 3, Blues 1 (NHL)

RECAP: Maple Leafs 5, Canucks 1 (NHL)

RECAP: Islanders 4, Penguins 3 (NHL)

RECAP: Ducks 2, Sharks 1 (NHL)

RECAP: Flames 6, Oilers 4 (NHL)

RECAP: Bruins 2, Flyers 1 (NHL)

RECAP: Golden Knights 5, Kings 2 (NHL)

RECAP: Sharks 5, Ducks 4 (NHL)

HOCKEY WORLD

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)