Morning Bag Skate: Blackhawks drop Winter Classic to Blues

Our daily look at Blackhawks news and the happenings around the hockey world.

The Chicago Blackhawks opened the 2017 calendar year with a 4-1 loss to the St. Louis Blues in the Winter Classic on Monday at Busch Stadium.


**RECAP: Tarasenko leads Blues over Hawks in Winter Classic (SCH)

**Bobby Hull representing the Hawks is an embarrassment (SCH)

**Despite losses, Hawks should continue to play in outdoor games (SCH)

**Kruger out 2-3 weeks; Hossa to miss Winter Classic (SCH)

**Gretzky: Toews, Kane are ‘hall of famers’ (SCH)


**RECAP: Canucks top Avs in OT for 4th straight win (Mile High Hockey)

**Bob Costas had the dorkiest intro to Nelly at the Winter Classic (SBN)

**Report: Avs could trade Duchene, Landeskog for young defensemen (theScore)


**Is Chicago a possible landing spot for Vegas’ AHL affiliate? (Las Vegas Review-Journal)

**RECAP: Schneider, Devils shut out Bruins (All About The Jersey)

**Coyotes claim Burmistrov off waiver (Five For Howling)

**Canadiens sign Montoya to 2-year contract extension (Habs Eyes On The Prize)

**Sabres’ Larsson out for season with injury (Die By The Blade)

**Sharks’ Vlasic on IR after taking slapshot to face (Fear The Fin)


**World Juniors: USA holds on against Switzerland, advances to semifinal (SBN)

**World Juniors: Russia shuts out Denmark, advances to semi vs. USA (SBN)

**World Juniors: Canada tops Czech Republic, advances to semi vs. Sweden (Habs Eyes On The Prize)

**World Juniors: Sweden scores 8 in quarterfinal win over Slovakia (SBN)

**World Juniors: Finland edges Latvia in first game of relegation series (PHT)