Morning Bag Skate: Blackhawks seek 4th straight win

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

The Chicago Blackhawks look to extend their win streak to four games when they visit the Winnipeg Jets on Thursday at Bell MTS Place.

It’s the first meeting of the season against the two teams. The Blackhawks went 1-4-0 in five meetings against the Jets a season ago. Chicago holds an 11-9 record all-time against Jets, including a 7-2 mark in Winnipeg.


**Hawks recall Pokka, place Franson on IR (SCH)

**With 3-game streak, Blackhawks search for real momentum vs. Jets (Chicago Sun-Times)

**Hawks singing praises of rookie Alex DeBrincat (Chicago Tribune)

**Prospect Matt Tomkins named ECHL goalie of the week (SCH)

**Consider this when suggesting a Blackhawks rebuild (SCH)


**RECAP: Preds score 7 in win over Canucks (On The Forecheck)

**RECAP: Stars score 5 against Islanders to give Lehtonen 300th win (Defending Big D)

**Blues’ Schmaltz fits in quickly as defensive replacement (St. Louis Post-Dispatch)

**Book about rugby team helps Blues’ coach grow (St. Louis Post-Dispatch)

**Blues’ Parayko, Edmundson stepping up in Petro's absence (St. Louis Post-Dispatch)

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

**Avalanche assign Duncan Siemens to AHL (Mile High Hockey)

**Preds’ Tolvanen could be biggest steal of 2017 draft (SBN)


**RECAP: Bruins top Red Wings in OT after late 3rd-period goal (Stanley Cup of Chowder)

**RECAP: Senators defeat Rangers to end 5-game skid (Silver Seven)

**Dubinsky out 6-8 weeks with broken orbital bone suffered in Kassian fight (The Columbus Dispatch)


**Point, Hart combine for shutout as U Sports blanks Canada juniors (Sportsnet)

**OHL Roundup: Cormier’s 38 saves, Gilmour lift Spirit past Sting (Sportsnet)

**WHL Roundup: Glenn Gawdin’s 4 points lift Broncos over Rockets (Sportsnet)