Morning Bag Skate: Blackhawks seek season sweep against Canucks

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 Vancouver Canucks on Tuesday at United Center.

The Blackhawks (47-20-5) holds the top spot in the Central Division and Western Conference by seven points over Minnesota.


**‘You notice him’: Rookie Hayden making big first impression (Chicago Sun Times)

**Hossa, now on the third line, an unsung hero for Hawks (Chicago Tribune)

**Kero’s consistency leads to longer stay with Hawks (CSN)

**Hawks clinch 9th straight playoff spot (SCH)

**Schmaltz’s face-off quandary: ‘He’s got to get better at it’ (Chicago Sun Times)


**RECAP: Ellis tallies twice in Preds win over Coyotes (On The Forecheck)

**RECAP: Lehtonen, Stars shut out Sharks (Defending Big D)

**Wild ‘leaking oil,’ Wild’s struggle show in Dubnyk’s numbers (Star Tribune)

**Wild’s prospect Kunin weighing decision to leave Wisconsin (Star Tribune)


**Every 2017 NHL college free agent signing in one place (SBN)

**RECAP: Bozak leads Leafs over Bruins (Pension Plan Puppets)

**RECAP: Sabres ride special teams past Red Wings (Die By The Blade)

**RECAP: Talbot, Oilers shut out Kings (Copper N Blue)

**Canucks announce Granlund to undergo season-ending wrist surgery (PHT)

**Flames’ Tkachuk suspended 2 Games for elbowing Kings’ Doughty (Matchsticks and Gasoline)

**Sharks sign Quinnipiac undrafted forward Clifton (Fear The Fin)

**Hults leaves Lake Superior State, signs with Ducks (SBNCH)


**2017 NCAA men’s hockey bracket (SBNCH)

**NCAA men’s hockey tournament: Game times, television schedule (SBNCH)