Morning Bag Skate: Blackhawks roll to 4th straight win

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

Nick Schmaltz and Patrick Kane each had a goal and assist to lead the Chicago Blackhawks to a 5-1 win over the Winnipeg Jets for their fourth straight victory Thursday at Bell MTS Place.

The Hawks are off the next two days before hosting the Minnesota Wild on Sunday.


**RECAP: Hawks ground Jets for 4th straight win (SCH)

**Watch: Schmaltz sets up Kane goal with incredible no-look pass (SCH)


**RECAP: Saros makes 46 saves, Preds shut out Oilers (On The Forecheck)

**RECAP: Ducks deal Blues 2nd straight home loss (St. Louis GameTime)

**RECAP: Stalock, Wild shut out Maple Leafs (Hockey Wilderness)

**RECAP: MacKinnon, Varlamov lead Avs past Panthers (Mile High Hockey)

**Avs GM Sakic assesses team nearly 6 weeks after Duchene trade (The Denver Post)


**RECAP: Capitals defeat Bruins for 11th straight time (Japers’ Rink)

**RECAP: Flyers defeat Sabres for 5th straight win (Broad Street Hockey)

**RECAP: Blue Jackets score 3 in 1st period, hold off Islanders (Jackets Cannon)

**RECAP: Canadiens end 3-game skid with OT win against Devils (

**RECAP: Donskoi helps Sharks edge Flames (Fear The Fin)

**RECAP: Lightning defeat Coyotes to extend win streak to 6 (Raw Charge)

**RECAP: Fleury makes 24 saves to help Golden Knights defeat Penguins (Knights On Ice)

**Bruins place Matt Beleskey on waivers (SBN)

**Chris Neil retires with a unique place in NHL’s record books (SBN)

**With teams interested in Red Wings goalie Petr Mrazek, it might be time to showcase him (The Athletic)

**Pronman: Around the farms — Will Jake Evans pick Montreal or free agency? Which prospects look ready for the NHL? (The Athletic)


**Rangers loan Filip Chytil to Czech World Juniors team (Sportsnet)

**Blues prospect Robert Thomas might only get one shot at WJC team (Sportsnet)

**Jason Fram lifts U Sports over Canada at WJC selection camp (Sportsnet)

**First-rounders Glass, Stanley among cuts from Canada’s WJC camp roster (Sportsnet)

**OHL Roundup: Steelheads beat Spitfires to snap losing streak (Sportsnet)