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Morning Bag Skate: 5-8-21

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“I bet it’s gonna be pretty loud” - Blackhawks fans excited to return to United Center for first time this season (The Athletic)

Has Collin Delia reopened the Blackhawks goalie debate? He at least deserves a longer look (Tribune)

RECAPS: Blackhawks 2, Hurricanes 1 (SCH) (Canes Country) (Tribune) (Sun-Times)

Blackhawks announce Kirby Dach will miss final three games of season (SCH)

Blackhawks Bits: Galvas signs; Olczyk reportedly to be Turner’s lead analyst (SCH)

Is the Blackhawks’ defensive zone system the issue? (The Athletic)

RECAPS: Hurricanes 6, Blackhawks 3 (SCH) (Canes Country) (Tribune) (Sun-Times)

RECAPS: Hurricanes 5, Blackhawks 2 (SCH) (Canes Country) (Tribune) (Sun-Times)

Adam Gaudette anticipates big offseason after overcoming digestive disorder (Sun-Times)

What scouts are saying about Blackhawks after a developmental year (The Athletic)

RECAPS: Panthers 5, Blackhawks 4 (SCH) (Tribune) (Sun-Times)

RECAPS: Panthers 4, Blackhawks 3 (SCH) (Tribune) (Sun-Times)

SCH Podcast: Musings on Madison, Episode 51 - Closing Time (SCH)


RECAP: Stars 5, Lightning 2 (Raw Charge)

RECAPS: Red Wings 5, Blue Jackets 2 (Winging it in Motown) (The Cannon)

Steven Stamkos could be ready for the start of the playoffs (NHL)

Inside Tyler Seguin’s return to Stars’ lineup (The Athletic)


RECAP: Flyers 4, Capitals 2 (NHL)

RECAP: Wild 4, Ducks 3 (NHL)

RECAP: Golden Knights 4, Blues 3 (NHL)

RECAP: Avalanche 3, Kings 2 (NHL)

RECAP: Coyotes 5, Sharks 2 (NHL)

Rangers fined $250,000 for statement (Blueshirt Banter)

Rangers fire GM Jeff Gorton and President John Davidson (The Athletic) (NHL)

31 Thoughts: Why Wilson needed bigger punishment (SportsNet)

Eddie Olczyk, Kenny Albert to join TNT’s NHL coverage (The Athletic)


NWHL Draft set for June 29 (The Ice Garden)

Dream Gap Tour in St. Louis rescheduled for May 16, 17 (The Ice Garden)