Morning Bag Skate: Blackhawks host Avalanche

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

The Chicago Blackhawks host the Colorado Avalanche on Friday night at United Center.


**Crawford will start vs. Avs (SCH)

**Panarin showing why Hawks can’t lose him (SCH)

**Hawks place Anisimov on IR, recall Kero (SCH)

**Kero looking to make most of opportunity (CSN)

**Hawks prospect DeBrincat cut from Team USA’s World Juniors roster (SCH)

**2 years after suicide, Reif family forges ahead (Chicago Tribune)

**Sweden coach hopes Dahlström continues success at WJC (SCH)


**RECAP: Wild defeat Canadiens for ninth straight win (

**It’s time to say it: Dubnyk is elite (Hockey Wilderness)

**RECAP: Blues give up five unanswered goals in loss to Lightning (STLToday)

**RECAP: Budaj, Kings shut out Predators (On The Forecheck)

**Legwand, the first pick in Preds’ history, calls it a career (PHT)

**RECAP: Andersen, Maple Leafs shut out Avs (Mile High Hockey)


**RECAP: Ward, Hurricanes defeat Sabres (Canes Country)

**RECAP: Schneider, Devils shut out Flyers (

**RECAP: Blue Jackets rout Penguins for 11th straight win (Jackets Cannon)

**RECAP: Hoffman gives Sens fourth straight win (Silver Sevens)

**RECAP: Bruins top Panthers as Jagr reaches milestone (

**Jagr passes Messier for No. 2 all time in points (SBN)


**Who will win the ECAC? (Puck Daddy)