Morning Bag Skate: Blackhawks fall to Hurricanes

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

The Chicago Blackhawks closed out the 2016 calendar year with a 3-2 loss to the Carolina Hurricanes on Friday night at PNC Arena.


**RECAP: Hawks fall to Canes in final game of 2016 (SCH)

**Watch: Kempny scores his first NHL career goal (SCH)

**Quenneville defends Crawford for tripping incident (SCH)

**Rain could delay Winter Classic between Hawks-Blues (SCH)

**Panarin says good fit with Hawks motivated him to re-sign (SCH)


**RECAP: Preds shut out Blues (On The Forecheck)

**Jets put Dano on IR after scary end boards crash (PHT)

**Hutton’s Winter Classic mask is a tribute to Cardinals (St. Louis GameTime)

**Avs’ Varlamov making progress slowly (Denver Post)


**Bickell keeps positive attitude as he learns to live with MS (Chicago Sun Times)

**RECAP: Dell, Sharks silence Flyers (Fear The Fin)

**RECAP: Henrik Sedin lifts Canucks past Ducks in OT (Nucks Misconduct)

**Islanders waive goaltender Halak (Lighthouse Hockey)

**Oilers sign second-round pick Benson (PHT)


**Switzerland beats Denmark, Finland pushed to relegation at WJC (Puck Daddy)