Morning Bag Skate: Blackhawks extend Central Division lead

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

Ryan Hartman scored with 17 seconds left in overtime to give the Chicago Blackhawks a 2-1 win against the Toronto Maple Leafs on Saturday at Air Canada Centre.

The Hawks (46-20-5) have a five-point lead over Minnesota for first place in the Central Division. Minnesota lost 3-2 to the New York Rangers.


**RECAP: Hartman scores in OT for Hawks to beat Leafs (SCH)

**Watch: Hayden scores first career NHL goal (SCH)

**Watch: Louis scores shootout winner in AHL debut (SCH)

**Tootoo playing his way into a regular spot in the lineup (Chicago Sun Times)


**RECAP: Wild fall to Rangers, drop fourth straight (Hockey Wilderness)

**RECAP: Allen, Blues shut out Coyotes (St. Louis GameTime)

**RECAP: Skinner, Hurricanes snap Predators’ 3-game win streak (On The Forecheck)

**RECAP: Avs say farewell to Joe Louis Arena with loss to Red Wings (Denver Post)

**Avs’ MacKinnon set to appear in “Trailer Park Boys” (Mile High Hockey)


**Every 2017 NHL college free agent signing in one place (SBN)

**RECAP: Blue Jackets beat Islanders, keep pace in Metropolitan race (Jackets Cannon)

**RECAP: Canadiens top Senators in shootout (

**RECAP: Capitals surge past Lightning to clinch playoff berth (Japers’ Rink)

**RECAP: Talbot, Oilers shut out Canucks (Nucks Misconduct)

**RECAP: Silfverberg nets game-winner for Ducks over Sharks (OC Register)


**No. 3 Duluth beats No. 11 North Dakota for NCHC title (SBNCH)

**No. 4 UMass-Lowell tops No. 14 BC for 3rd Hockey East crown in 5 years (SBNCH)

**No. 15 Penn State edges No. 18 Wisconsin in OT for Big 10 title (SBNCH)

**2017 final Pairwise rankings (SBNCH)

**Free agent defenseman Jimmy Schuldt returning to St. Cloud State for junior season (SBNCH)

**Dontao 2 goals help No. 2 Harvard beat No. 9 Cornell for ECAC crown (Boston Globe)

**No. 17 Air Force hangs on against Robert Morris, wins Atlantic title (Colorado Springs Gazette)

**WHL Saturday night roundup (WHL)

**OHL Saturday night roundup (OHL)