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Morning Bag Skate: 3-9-21

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Practice updates: Dach skates; no suspension for Murphy (SCH)

And You May Ask Yourself, “How Did I Get Here?” (SCH)

Dach practices, taking huge step in recovery from wrist surgery (Sun-Times) (Tribune)

What does top center Kirby Dach’s return mean to the Blackhawks? (The Athletic)

The incredible stories of Patrick Kane’s days as America’s most dominant youth hockey player ever (The Athletic)

RECAPS: Lightning 6, Blackhawks 3 (SCH) (Raw Charge) (Sun-Times) (Tribune) (The Athletic)

Watch: Connor Murphy ejected for illegal hit to head of Lightning’s Cernak (SCH) (Sun-Times)

Strome placed on IR; Carlsson, Kalynuk recalled from Rockford (SCH)

Trophy Tracker: Blackhawks’ chances at the Calder, Hart (SCH)

2021 season will go down as the season the Blackhawks turned the page from the old core to the new core (Sun-Times)

By the numbers: Patrick Kane’s 400 goals, soon-to-be 1,000 games for the Blackhawks (Sun-Times)


RECAPS: Hurricanes 4, Panthers 2 (Canes Country) (Litter Box Cats)

RECAPS: Predators 4, Stars 3 (On the Forecheck) (Defending Big D)

RECAP: Panthers 6, Predators 2 (On the Forecheck)

RECAPS: Stars 5, Blue Jackets 0 (Defending Big D) (The Cannon)

Lightning announce fans will return on March 13 (Raw Charge)


Matthews injury affecting shot, coach says (NHL)

RECAP: Coyotes 3, Avalanche 2 (NHL)

RECAP: Oilers 3, Senators 2 (NHL)

RECAP: Sharks 3, Blues 2 (NHL)

RECAP: Wild 2, Golden Knights 0 (NHL)

RECAP: Ducks 6, Kings 5 (NHL)


2021 Secret Dream Gap Tour recap: Chicago (The Ice Garden)

NCAA bracket revealed: Utter lunacy (The Ice Garden)

Inside an NHL dressing room: Longing for the giddy chirping, awkward silence and off-beat interviews (The Athletic)

Black Girl Hockey Club scholarships add to group’s legacy (The Ice Garden)