Morning Bag Skate: Blackhawks fall to Maple Leafs in OT, drop 4th straight
Our daily look at Blackhawks news and the happenings around the hockey world.
William Nylander scored on a penalty shot 6 seconds into overtime to give the Toronto Maple Leafs a 3-2 win over the Chicago Blackhawks on Wednesday at United Center in Chicago.
Brent Seabrook scored, and Nick Schmaltz had a goal and an assist for the Blackhawks (22-19-7), who lost their fourth straight game (0-3-1). Chicago visits Detroit on Thursday for the second half of a back-to-back.
**RECAP: Hawks fall to Leafs despite snapping power-play drought (SCH)
**Crawford could return after All-Star break (Chicago Tribune)
**Hawks’ season might be a lost cause, but the future doesn’t have to be (Chicago Sun Times)
**High-danger passing plays problematic for Hawks (The Athletic)
**Crawford works out again, could be on the ice ‘soon’ (Chicago Sun Times)
**Should the Avs trade Barrie? (Mile High Hockey)
**Ortiz: Blues atone for clunker, but can they sustain the effort? (St. Louis Post-Dispatch)
**Preds waive veteran forward McLeod; Forsberg nearing return from injury (The Tennessean)
**31 Thoughts: Canadiens GM Bergevin ready to be active by trade deadline (Sportsnet)
**RECAP: Pearson’s OT goal lifts Kings over Flames (NHL.com)
**Point replaces Hedman on Atlantic All-Star roster (Raw Charge)
**Sharks’ Thornton will miss multiple weeks after damaging MCL (Fear The Fin)
**Bruins’ Marchand suspended 5 games for hit on Devils’ Johansson (Stanley Cup of Chowder)
**Oilers have the NHL’s worst home penalty kill percentage in history (SBN)
**Blue Jackets sign Gerbe to 1-year deal (Jackets Cannon)
**Columbus’ Dubinsky sent home from road trip due to ‘personal issues’ (SBN)
**Islanders have a turnover problem (Lighthouse Hockey)
**Marie-Philip Poulin, ‘the Sidney Crosby of women’s hockey,’ becomes Canada’s leader on and off the ice (The Athletic)