Morning Bag Skate: Blackhawks start Florida road trip in Tampa Bay

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

The Chicago Blackhawks begin its Florida road trip Wednesday against the Lightning in Tampa Bay.


**Tracey Myers leaving NBC Sports Chicago for (SCH)

**Hawks penalty kill thriving with only 2 goals allowed this month (Chicago Tribune)

**A conversation with Hawks president John McDonough: Part 2 (The Athletic)

**Hawks week ahead: Florida road trip (SCH)


**RECAP: Stars strike quickly to defeat Canadiens (Defending Big D)

**RECAP: Blues score eight goals in win against Oilers (St. Louis GameTime)

**Eriksson Ek, Kunin deserved help, not AHL stint (Hockey Wilderness)

**Avs’ Girard happy to be booted from team hotel (The Denver Post)


**SNL-inspired 'Let's Do That Hockey' merchandise now available to buy (Yahoo!)

**Watch: Chance the Rapper plays clueless Rangers reporter on ‘SNL’  (SBN)

**RECAP: Vancouver sends Philadelphia to fifth straight loss (Broad Street Hockey)


**Russian forward Zaripov has 2-year doping ban cut (Sportsnet)

**USHL Sioux Falls goaltender scores goal, makes most of celebration (PHT)