Morning Bag Skate: Blackhawks swept by Stars in season series

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

The struggling Chicago Blackhawks dropped their fourth straight game in a 4-2 loss to the Dallas Stars on Thursday at United Center. With the win, the Stars swept the season series against Chicago for the first time since 2005-06.


**RECAP: Hawks drop 4th straight to Stars (SCH)

**Could the Hawks consider trading Saad? (SCH)

**Left behind by NHL, ex-Hawk Wisniewski resurfaces for USA in Olympics (The Athletic)


**RECAP: Blues turn the tables, bounce back with win over Avs (St. Louis Post-Dispatch)

**Bettman says All-Star Game is possible in St. Louis (St. Louis Post-Dispatch)

**Blues game operations director Jason Pippi takes pride in bringing gay community to Scottrade Center (The Athletic)

**RECAP: Senators defeat Turris, Predators in OT (On The Forecheck)

**RECAP: Wild blow 3-0 lead in loss to Coyotes (Hockey Wilderness)

**As trade deadline nears, GM Fletcher and Wild again face big decisions (The Athletic)


**Friedman’s 31 Thoughts: Trying to remedy the NHL’s goalie interference controversy (Sportsnet)

**RECAP: Sabres top Islanders, end four-game losing streak (Die By The Blade)

**RECAP: Monahan’s 2 goals lifts Flames past Devils (Matchsticks and Gasoline)

**RECAP: Konecny scores two goals, Flyers defeat Canadiens (Broad Street Hockey)

**RECAP: Kucherov, Stamkos power Lightning past Canucks (Raw Charge)

**RECAP: Neal boosts Golden Knights past Sharks (Knights On Ice)

**Breaking down the Rangers’ assets for the NHL trade deadline (SBN)

**Rangers send letter to fans confirming a rebuild is coming (SBN)

**Rangers waive Brendan Smith on his birthday (Blueshirt Banter)


**Before the pros: An oral history of the 1994 U.S. Olympic Hockey team, Part 2 (The Athletic)

**QMJHL Roundup: Armada top Wildcats, extend point streak to 13 games (Sportsnet)