Morning Bag Skate: 4-26-22

A daily look at hockey news around the world.

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


RECAPS: Blackhawks 3, Flyers 1 (SCH) (Sun-Times) (Tribune)

Alex DeBrincat reflects on another season of individual success, team failure (Sun-Times) (Tribune)

Blackhawks defenseman Alex Vlasic learning, adapting with first NHL experiences (The Athletic)

Lazerus: The grind might be just beginning for “fried” Blackhawks (The Athletic)

End of season can’t come soon enough for miserable Blackhawks (Sun-Times)

Now established with Blackhawks, Riley Stillman believes he hasn’t reached his ceiling (Sun-Times)

Q&A: Derek King on future with Blackhawks and Toews and Kane (The Athletic)

Blackhawks’ epidemic of blown leads caused by recklessness, porous defense (Sun-Times)

RECAPS: Sharks 4, Blackhawks 1 (SCH) (Sun-Times)

Blackhawks giving prospects Vlasic, Regula the full NHL experience (Sun-Times)

Blackhawks sign 2021 fourth-round pick Ethan Del Mastro (SCH)

RECAPS: Kings 4, Blackhawks 1 (SCH) (Sun-Times) (Tribune)

DeBrincat reaches 40-goal milestone as prolific season winds down (Sun-Times)

McCabe frustrated after yet another losing season (Sun-Times)

Dylan Strome’s future in Chicago is murky but his future in the NHL is secure (The Athletic)

RECAPS: Blackhawks 4, Coyotes 3 (SCH) (Tribune)

Blackhawks notebook: Dominik Kubalik’s disappointing season not ending on a high note (Sun-Times) (Tribune)

Blackhawks prospect notebook: Colton Dach surging offensively to end season (The Athletic)

The Blackhawks Week That Was and Will Be, 4/19: Film Don’t Lie (SCH)


Avalanche lack respect from national media (Mile High Hockey)

Connor Dewar should never see AHL ice ever again (Hockey Wilderness)

Fleury aiming for at least one more season (NHL)

Marcus Foligno in COVID protocol, Wild recall Mitchell Chaffee (Hockey Wilderness)

How would you rank the Blues-Predators rivalry? (St. Louis Game Time)

Hartman fined $4,250 for flipping (Evander) Kane off (Hockey Wilderness)


Lehner out for rest of season for Vegas (NHL)

Ovechkin day-to-day with upper-body injury (NHL)

Maple Leafs sign Hobey Baker winner (NHL)

Masterton Trophy nominations announced (NHL)

Biden honors Lightning for past 2 Stanley Cups (ESPN)

“It’s almost like the game has been reinvented”: Players, coaches and GMs on the NHL’s scoring boom (The Athletic)

Ovechkin leaves Capitals game with injury (NHL)

Chants ring out for Lafleur at ceremony (NHL) (ESPN)

Insider Trading: NHL has no plans to ban Russian players from draft (TSN)

Amanda Kessel, a three-time Olympic medalist, joins Pens fellowship (ESPN)

Ovechkin scores 50 for ninth time in NHL (NHL)

Examining the “heavy hockey” trend and whether it’s the only path to a Stanley Cup (The Athletic)

Sources: NHL Draft Lottery will take place May 10, be held remotely (The Athletic)

Flyers trainers sue team, claim exposure to Zamboni chemicals led to cancer, other serious illness (The Athletic)


In the NHL, homophobic language has become less overt and tougher to eradicate (The Athletic)

Hobey Baker winner banned for doping violation (ESPN)

Anya Packer declines to renew contract as Riveters general manager (The Ice Garden)

In the hockey analytics community, Corey Sznajder “truly stands alone” (The Athletic)