Morning Bag Skate: Blackhawks seek 6th straight win

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

The Chicago Blackhawks seek their sixth straight win when they host the Ottawa Senators on Tuesday night at United Center.


**Hawks getting more balanced scoring (CSN)

**Panarin named NHL’s first star of the week (SCH)

*Week Ahead: Hawks play twice before Christmas (SCH)

**Suddenly red-hot Hinostroza puts slow start behind him (Sun Times)

**Look: The Panarin “Breadman” bottlehead (SCH)


**RECAP: Ellis scores Predators shootout winner vs. Flyers (On The Forecheck)

**RECAP: Oilers’ Nugent-Hopkins scores OT winner vs. Blues  (St. Louis GameTime)


**Top 10 hockey images of 2016 (Puck Daddy)

**RECAP: Red Wings-Hurricanes postponed due to ice conditions (Canes Country)

**RECAP: Ducks win in Carlyle’s return to Toronto (Anaheim Calling)

**RECAP: Elliot makes 24 saves in Flames win over Coyotes (Matchsticks and Gasoline)

**Panthers owner Viola nominated for Secretary of Army post (Litter Box Cats)

**Florida’s Huberdeau ‘right on schedule’ for February return (PHT)

**Rangers lose Nash to another groin injury (Blueshirt Banter)

**Leafs recall first-rounder Gauthier (Pension Plan Puppets)


**Coyotes prospect Strome named Canada’s WJC captain (OHL)

**Canucks prospect Juolevi to captain Finland’s WJC team (PHT)

**Report: Eriksson Ek named Swedish captain (theScore)

**UConn adds Philip Nyberg for second semester (SBNCH)