Morning Bag Skate: Blackhawks host Red Wings in preseason home opener

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

The Chicago Blackhawks will host the Detroit Red Wings on Thursday in their preseason home opener at the United Center.

Chicago won its preseason opener Tuesday with a 5-2 win at Columbus behind a 38-save performance by Anton Forsberg, and a goal and assist by Nick Schmaltz and Cody Franson.


**Hayden out to prove he belongs with Hawks (Chicago Tribune)

**Forsberg makes a good first impression in Blackhawks debut (Chicago Sun Times)

**After playoff flameout, Hartman enters camp with ‘a little anger’ (Chicago Sun Times)

**Hinostroza making best of limited opportunity so far (The Athletic)

**Panarin on Blackhawks trade: ‘That’s business, baby’ (SCH)

**Can Panik improve upon his breakout 2016-17 season? (SCH)


**RECAP: Tarasenko scores twice for Blues against Blue Jackets (St. Louis Post-Dispatch)

**Blues’ Steen out 3 weeks with hand injury (St. Louis GameTime)

**RECAP: Oilers score 3 goals in 2nd period to defeat Jets (Copper N Blue)

**Predators create 'associate captain' role for Ryan Ellis (The Tennessean)

**Warsofsky eyeing spot on Avalanche’s blue line (Denver Post)

**Wild T25U25: Ivan Lodnia at No. 13 (Hockey Wilderness)


**How the NHL's crackdown on faceoff violations is creating new problems (SBN)

**RECAP: Schultz, Penguins defeat Red Wings in OT (Pensburgh)

**RECAP: Chytil lifts Rangers past Devils in OT (Blueshirt Banter)

**RECAP: Flyers-Islanders split-squad action ends in split (Broad Street Hockey)

**RECAP: Sergachev scores for Lightning in win over Hurricanes (

**RECAP: Capitals top Canadiens with two third-period goals (

**RECAP: Canucks beat Flames (Matchsticks and Gasoline)

**Video: Flames goalie Jon Gillies makes incredible behind-the-back glove save (PHT)

**Senators ‘aggressive’ in talks for Matt Duchene, per report (SBN)


**Top 25 Under 25 in women’s hockey: Follow the countdown (The Ice Garden)

**Top 25 Under 25: Russia’s Ludmila Belyakova at No. 10 (The Ice Garden)