Morning Bag Skate: Blackhawks drop preseason opener
Our daily look at Blackhawks news and the happenings around the hockey world.
Scott Darling stopped 33-of-35 shots, but Chris Kunitz scored twice to lift the Pittsburgh Penguins to a 2-0 win over the Chicago Blackhawks on Wednesday at the United Center in Chicago.
Jonathan Toews and Team Canada head into Game 2 of the World Cup of Hockey Final on Thursday with a 1-0 lead over Marian Hossa and Team Europe in the best-of-three series.
**Hawks get shutout by Penguins (SCH)
**Schmaltz making good impression early (CSNC)
**Watch: Toews talks about facing Hossa at World Cup (Chicago Tribune)
**Toews doing whatever it takes for Canada (Chicago Tribune)
**Zawaski: Opportunity abounds for young Hawks (CBS Chicago)
**McNeill is still waiting for his big Hawks break (Sun Times)
**Preseason opener begins roster experimentation for Hawks (The Athletic)
**Stars fall to Avs in second preseason game (DBD)
**Flyers shut out Devils (AATJ)
**Red Wings reportedly made offer for Jets’ Trouba (WIIIM)
**Islanders sign Seidenberg to 1-year, $1 million deal (LH)
**Devils ink Quincey to 1-year, $1.25 million contract (AATJ)
**Report: NHL to review Shaw’s hit vs. Caps (EOTP)
**Report: Ekblad cleared by Panthers doctors (PHT)
**Rieder’s agent wants trade from Coyotes (AZ Sports)
**Report: Flyers’ Schultz to miss up to a week with lower-body injury (BSH)
**Senators sends Brown, No. 11 overall pick, back to juniors (Silver Sevens)
**6 Big 10 freshmen to know (SBNCH)
**Hockey East: Undrafted freshmen to watch (SBNCH)
**Hockey East: 5 players primed for breakout season (SBNCH)