Morning Bag Skate: Blackhawks face Golden Knights for first time

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

The Chicago Blackhawks will play its first game against the expansion Golden Knights on Tuesday in Las Vegas.


**Crawford’s ability to make goaltending look easy sets him apart (Chicago Sun Times)

**How can the Blackhawks get their 3rd line going? (SCH)

**Unlike last season, Hawks penalty kill off to a strong start (Chicago Tribune)

**Week ahead: Chicago makes its first trip to Vegas (SCH)

**'Energy line' can produce goals for Hawks as well as spirited play (Chicago Tribune)

**8-defensemen rotation tricky, but Hawks understand juggling act (NBC Sports Chicago)


**Wild’s Parise to undergo back surgery Tuesday (The Athletic)

**Yeo hopes Barbashev finds his game in AHL (St. Louis Post-Dispatch)

**Blues look to re-energize power play (St. Louis Post-Dispatch)

**Jets blueline of Morrissey, Trouba struggling badly (Winnipeg Free Press)

**Could the Stars trading Lehtonen to Vegas make sense? (Defending Big D)


**RECAP: Maple Leafs hang on, end Kings’ win streak (Pension Plan Puppets)

**Bizarre Quick incident adds confusion to concussion protocol (Sportsnet)

**RECAP: Jones, Couture help Sharks defeat Rangers (Fear The Fin)

**Ducks’ Eaves diagnosed with Guillain-Barré syndrome (Anaheim Calling)

**Flames lose Jagr to injured reserve following ‘lower-body injury’ (SBN)

**Capitals’ Ovechkin leaves practice early after getting ‘tangled up’ (Washington Post)

**Penguins waive goaltender Niemi (Pensburgh)

**Leafs send Calle Rosen to the AHL Marlies (Pension Plan Puppets)

**Leafs loan Kaskisuo to AHL Chicago Wolves (Pension Plan Puppets)

**Maple Leafs waive Eric Fehr (Pension Plan Puppets)


**CHL Notebook: Blue Jackets prospect Sherwood adapts to Kitchener (Sportsnet)