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Morning Bag Skate: 2-8-21

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RECAPS: Blackhawks 2, Stars 1 (SCH) (Defending Big D) (The Athletic) (Sun-Times) (Tribune)

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: Red Wings 4, Panthers 1 (Winging it in Motown) (Litter Box Cats)

RECAPS: Hurricanes 6, Blue Jackets 5 (Canes Country) (The Cannon)

RECAPS: 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)


RECAP: Flyers 7, Capitals 4 (NHL)

RECAP: Golden Knights 4, Kings 3 (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)


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)