Morning Bag Skate: Blackhawks suffer 5th consecutive loss

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

The Chicago Blackhawks fell 6-2 to the Washington Capitals for their fifth straight loss Wednesday. Chicago has Thursday off before beginning its homestead Friday against Buffalo.


**Second City Hockey is looking for paid contributors (SCH)

**RECAP: Hawks drop 5th straight with loss to Capitals (SCH)

**Hawks prospect Chad Krys robbed of Team USA WJC spot for 2nd straight year (SCH)

**Why the time is now for a Blackhawks’ win streak (SCH)

**From boarding school to Blackhawks: DeBrincat’s hockey career took off at nearby Lake Forest Academy (The Athletic)

**Hawks eager to snap out of funk on power play (Chicago Sun Times)

**'You're never getting comfortable:' McDonough faces a new set of challenges with Hawks (Chicago Tribune)


**Yeo tries to talk shooters through scoring droughts (St. Louis Post-Dispatch)

**Eriksson Ek returning to Wild after 2 weeks in Iowa (Star Tribune)

**Avs need to find some help for MacKinnon (Mile High Hockey)


**NHL could be coming to Seattle. So what do we call the team when it gets here? (The Seattle Times)

**RECAP: Andersen helps Maple Leafs to shootout win against Flames (Pension Plan Puppets)

**RECAP: Flyers top Oilers, win consecutive games for 2nd time this season (Broad Street Hockey)

**RECAP: Miller, Henrique help Ducks defeat Senators (Anaheim Calling)

**Panthers goalie Roberto Luongo to miss 'extended period of time' with injury (The Sun Sentinel)

**Fleury takes next step in return to Golden Knights’ net (Las Vegas Review-Journal)


**What does Russia’s 2018 Olympic ban mean for men’s hockey? (SBN)

**Canada announces World Junior Championship selection camp roster (Sportsnet)

**AHL president Dave Andrews on relocation, schedules and AHL Live rates (The Athletic)

**OHL Roundup: Greyhounds top Sting for 15th straight win (Sportsnet)

**WHL roundup: Rassell leads Tigers in shootout win over Raiders (Sportsnet)