Morning Bag Skate: Blackhawks open new practice facility

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

The Chicago Blackhawks officially opened their new practice facility — MB Ice Arena — on Thursday at the old Malcolm X College spot, a couple blocks south of the United Center.

The Hawks have one more day off before they visit the two-time reigning Stanley Cup Champion Pittsburgh Penguins on Saturday.


**Veterans to blame for Hawks’ early season penalty increase (SCH)

**Toews wants you to buy a ‘Toewster’ with his face on it for charity (SCH)

**‘Wow, what a place’: Blackhawks officially open new practice facility (Chicago Sun Times)

**Franson's shot a helpful weapon for Blackhawks (Chicago Tribune)

**Part 1: Sun-Times’ reporter Mark Lazerus discusses his new Blackhawks book (SCH)

**Part 2: Sun-Times’ reporter Mark Lazerus discusses his new Blackhawks book (SCH)


**RECAP: Lightning score 6 against Bishop, Stars (Defending Big D)

**RECAP: Wild score 4 in final 7 minutes to beat Preds (Hockey Wilderness)

**RECAP: Scheifele, Jets edge Flyers in shootout (

**RECAP: Landeskog’s hat trick lifts Avs past Capitals (Mile High Hockey)

**Avs’ Kamenev to miss ‘significant time’ with broken arm (Mile High Hockey)

**Avs send rookie Jost to AHL (Mile High Hockey)

**RECAP: Schenn scores twice in 3rd period, Blues beat Oilers (St. Louis Post-Dispatch)

**Kiszla: Matt who? Teenager Sam Girard gives Avs hope for future; Duchene error is over (The Denver Post)


**Sources: NHL, Rockets owner meet to talk NHL's viability in Houston (The Athletic)

**Blue Jackets sign Atkinson to $41M, 7-year extension (Jackets Cannon)

**Red Wings’ Witkowski suspended 10 games for brawl (Winging It In Motown)

**Flyers’ Gudas ejected for ugly slash to Mathieu Perreault’s head (SBN)

**RECAP: Nylander lifts Maple Leafs past Devils in OT (Pension Plan Puppets)

**RECAP: Boychuk helps Islanders rally past Hurricanes (Lighthouse Hockey)

**RECAP: Coyotes defeat Canadiens for first regulation win (Five For Howling)

**RECAP: Penguins clamp down on Senators in win (Pensburgh)

**RECAP: Golden Knights score three in third to defeat Canucks (Knights On Ice)

**RECAP: Khudobin helps Bruins end four-game losing streak (

**Bruins place Bjork, Marchand on IR (Stanley Cup of Chowder)

**RECAP: Luongo makes 35 saves, Panthers shut out Sharks (


**No. 1 Denver takes on No. 3 North Dakota without their two senior defensemen (The Denver Post)

**ECHL Cincinnati to celebrate ‘Mighty Ducks’ trilogy with 3 different jerseys (PHT)

**QMJHL suspends Foreurs defenceman David Henley six games for hit (Sportsnet)

**OHL roundup: Formenton, Jones each score twice as Knights beat Storm (Sportsnet)

**WHL roundup: Henry scores winner as Pats topple Hitmen (Sportsnet)