Morning Bag Skate: Blackhawks rest up before Flyers game

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

The Chicago Blackhawks will have two more days off before they host the Philadelphia Flyers on Wednesday at United Center.

In prospect action during the weekend, defenseman Henri Jokiharju had one assist for Portland in a 3-2 loss to Everett in the WHL. Jokiharju’s 15 points (five goals, 10 assists) rank sixth in the league among defenseman.


**Hawks’ biggest names need to step up in word and deed (Chicago Sun Times)

**Hawks need to show hunger to break out of losing stretch (NBC Sports Chicago)

**RECAP: Blackhawks buried by Avs in loss (SCH)


**RECAP: Wheeler propels Jets past Penguins (Arctic Ice Hockey)

**Allen came ready to "rock 'n roll" against Columbus (St. Louis Post-Dispatch)

**Avs need to keep Zadorov away from Johnson (Mile High Hockey)


**Which teams could pursue Shipachyov trade with Vegas? (SBN)

**RECAP: Ducks top Hurricanes in shootout (Canes Country)

**RECAP: Monahan sends Flames past Capitals (Matchsticks and Gasoline)

**Report: Vegas suspends Shipachyov for leaving AHL team (Knights On Ice)


**WHL Roundup: Fleury scores twice, Ice beat Rebels in overtime (Sportsnet)

**QMJHL Roundup: Crossman scores twice as Titan topple Tigres (Sportsnet)