Morning Bag Skate: Blackhawks play first road game of season in Nashville

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

Chicago Blackhawks will have their first road game of the season Friday when they visit the Nashville Predators at Bridgestone Arena.


**With Hjalmarsson back, Hawks face tough decisions (Chicago Tribune)

**Rookies live together, work together, play together (Sun Times)

**Hawks younger, faster and could still win Stanley Cup (SCH)

**DeBrincat’s postgame suit is straight money (SCH)


**RECAP: Yakupov leads Blues over Wild (STLGT)

**RECAP: Schiefele sends Jets past ‘Canes in OT (AIH)

**RECAP: Cracknell leads Stars rally over Ducks (DBD)

**Avs hopes to get at ‘core’ of problem this season, back to playoffs (Denver Post)

**Avs name captains for 2016-17 season (Denver Post)


**RECAP: Penguins top Caps in shootout on banner night (Pensburgh)

**Watch: Penguins raise 2016 Stanley Cup banner (Pensburgh)

**RECAP: Rangers withstand rally from Islanders (BB)

**RECAP: Marchand’s 5 points help Bruins win opener (

**RECAP: Gallagher lifts Habs to season-opening win (EOTP)

**RECAP: Barkov’s OT goal sends Panthers past Devils (LBC)

**RECAP: Lightning power past Red Wings (RC)

**Kings place Quick on IR, week-to-week with injury (PHT)

**Sabres’ Eichel to miss 6-8 weeks with injury (DBTB)

**Sabres, GM Murray sign contract extension (DBTB)

**Panthers pay tribute to Jose Fernandez (PHT)

**Ducks claim Canucks’ Etem (NM)


**Fox Sports North announces 9-game women’s schedule (SBNCH)

**CWHL: Brampton falls to Calgary in opener (TIG)