Morning Bag Skate: Blackhawks drop preseason finale to Blues

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

Vladimir Tarasenko and Alex Pietrangelo both scored to hand the Chicago Blackhawks a 2-1 loss in its preseason finale Saturday at the United Center in Chicago.

Chicago finishes the preseason with a 2-4 record, the same mark the team held before going into its 2015 Stanley Cup winning season.


**Hawks fall 2-1 to Blues in preseason finale (SCH)

**Toews is rooting for Cubs, too (SCH)

**Motte’s decision to leave Michigan early for Hawks looks good (Chicago Tribune)

**Van Riemsdyk looking to build first full NHL season (CSNC)

**Hawks considering NHL trial run for Fortin (SCH)

**Time to give McNeill a shot at NHL roster (SCH)

**Hawks projected depth chart for 2016-17 (SCH)


**Blues’ Allen injured against Hawks (STLGT)

**Yakupov draws praise from coaches, Blues teammates (STLToday)

**RECAP: Preds fall to Lightning in preseason finale (The Tennessean)

**RECAP: Wild wins preseason finale against Jets (Star Tribune)

**RECAP: Avs edge Kings in overtime in Las Vegas (MHH)

**Pominville shifting gears, taking turns on Wild’s penalty kill (Star Tribune)

**Preds blueline built for modern-day NHL (The Tennessean)


**SB Nation’s 2016-17 NHL season preview (SBN)

**Foley aiming to unveil Las Vegas team name Nov. 18 (theScore)

**RECAP: Bjorkstrand scores twice in win over Penguins (

**RECAP: Spooner leads Bruins past Flyers (SCoC)

**RECAP: Red Wings top Leafs in preseason finale (WIIM)

**RECAP: Panthers defeat Devils at West Point (

**RECAP: Granlund’s late goal puts Canucks past Oilers (

**Habs trade Bozon for Panthers’ Racine (EOTP)

**Panthers’ Huberdeau takes skate blade to the left leg (PHT)

**Flames preseason over, still no Gaudreau sightings (Calgary Sun)

**Report: NHL reviewing Gudas hit on Bruins’ Czarnik (PHT)


**RECAP: Minnesota-Duluth, U-Mass Lowell play to draw (SBNCH)

**RECAP: Minnesota’s Bischoff, Gates each score twice in shutout win (SBNCH)