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Morning Bag Skate: 1-20-23

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Chicago Blackhawks v Philadelphia Flyers Photo by Tim Nwachukwu/Getty Images

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RECAPS: Blackhawks 4, Flyers 1 (SCH) (Sun-Times) (Tribune) (NBC Sports Chicago)

Blackhawks notes: Colin Blackwell has “more to give” than he has shown so far (Sun-Times)

Seth Jones’ recent numbers show he’s turned a corner this season (The Athletic)

What’s the plan if the Blackhawks don’t land Connor Bedard? (The Athletic)

Top of the lottery prospects: Introducing Connor Bedard (SCH)

Top of the lottery prospects: Introducing Adam Fantilli (SCH)

Blackhawks find chemistry in Jack Johnson’s pairing with Connor Murphy (Sun-Times)

Tinordi on slapshot to mouth: “I knew I was in some trouble” (NBC Sports Chicago)

RECAPS: Blackhawks 4, Sabres 3 (SCH) (Sun-Times) (NBC Sports Chicago) (Tribune)

Musings on Madison, Episode 109 — League-wide look, Lukas Reichel laments (SCH)

Blackhawks Week That Was and Will Be, 1/17: Zero fun, sir (again!) (SCH)

Alex Stalock’s second concussion is concerning, disheartening for Blackhawks (Sun-Times)

Philipp Kurashev offers glimpse of a dominant future: Can Blackhawks unlock him for good? (The Athletic)

Blackhawks CHL, USHL prospect update for 1/16: First post-World Juniors report (SCH)

Dying Hard: Reverse Standings Update for 1/16 (SCH)

1-on-1: Toews trying to enjoy being Hawk for “as long as I can” (NBC Sports Chicago)

Blackhawks motivated by Kraken debacle entering season’s second half (Sun-Times)

Analyzing Blackhawks’ ugly team statistics from first half of 2022-23 season (Sun-Times)

Column: Are the Blackhawks being too conservative by not keeping their top prospects in the NHL? (Tribune)

Tyler Johnson is in career limbo, but embracing “ a different challenge” (The Athletic)

RECAPS: Kraken 8, Blackhawks 5 (SCH) (Sun-Times) (Tribune)


Ducks 5, Blue Jackets 3 (NHL)

Bruins 3, Rangers 1 (NHL)

Panthers 6, Canadiens 2 (NHL)

Hurricanes 5, Wild 2 (NHL)

Maple Leafs 4, Jets 1 (NHL)

Sabres 3, Islanders 2 (NHL)

Blues 5, Predators 2 (NHL)

Oilers 5, Lightning 3 (NHL)

Capitals 4, Coyotes 0 (NHL)

Red Wings 3, Golden Knights 2 (NHL)

Kraken 4, Devils 3 (NHL)

Stars 4, Kings 0 (NHL)


Miller has No. 30 retired by Sabres (NHL)

Bruins discussing load management for Bergeron (ESPN)

Pacioretty noncontact injury “doesn’t look good” (ESPN)

NHL fines Panthers’ Maurice for criticizing refs (ESPN)

Tortorella defends Provorov’s Pride Night boycott (ESPN)

Canadiens want to sign Caufield long term (NHL)

Coyotes unveil “Desert Night” third jerseys (NHL)

Ranking the best NHL players and prospects under 23 (The Athletic)

Preds’ McCarron returns from assistance program (ESPN)

Activism group disappointed in Provorov’s boycott (ESPN)

Canadiens place No. 1 pick Slafkovsky on IR (NHL)

Leafs’ Robertson has season-ending shoulder surgery (The Athletic)

Flyers’ Provorov boycotts Pride night, cites religion (ESPN)

Sabres name COO as president Pegula recovers (ESPN)

Canucks roster needs “major surgery,” Rutherford says (NHL)

Canucks say Pearson injury handled properly (NHL)

Boldy signs 7-year, $49 million contract with Wild (NHL)

Vegas’ Lehner files for bankruptcy; $50M debt (ESPN)

Buzz: Tarasenko could return this week (NHL)

Matthews scores despite “nagging” injury (NHL)

Odjick, former NHL forward, dies at 52 (NHL)

Zacha signs 4-year contract with Bruins (NHL)


2023 PHF All-Star rosters announced (The Ice Garden)

The $1.5 million future and what comes next for pro women’s hockey (The Ice Garden)

Four PWHPA showcases scheduled for 2023 (The Ice Garden)

2023 U18 Worlds Preview (The Ice Garden)

Marc Crawford to coach ZSC Lions for second time (The Athletic)

Playfair uses hockey life for “Letterkenny” role (NHL)