Morning Bag Skate: Blackhawks to face Scott Darling, Hurricanes

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

The Chicago Blackhawks will visit their former backup goaltender Scott Darling and a host of other ex-teammates Saturday when they face the Carolina Hurricanes.


**Experience helps Saad fight off mounting frustration (Chicago Sun Times)

**Hawks try to keep faith amid scoring slump (Chicago Tribune)

**Big contingent of ex-Hawks settling in with Hurricanes (NBC Sports Chicago)

**Early-season droughts are nothing new for Hawks (SCH)


**RECAP: Stone, Senators defeat Avs in OT in Sweden (Mile High Hockey)

**Kamenev to join Avs when they return from Sweden (Mile High Hockey)

**RECAP: Stars score five, Bishop shuts out Islanders (Defending Big D)

**RECAP: Karlsson, Perron boost Vegas past Jets (

**Despite shootout success, Yeo no fan of format (St. Louis Post-Dispatch)


**What went wrong in the Vadim Shipachyov-Golden Knights soap opera (Knights On Ice)

**RECAP: Dadonov lifts Panthers to win, helps Luongo climb list (

**RECAP: Maple Leafs tie Bruins late, win in OT (Pension Plan Puppets)

**RECAP: Capitals defeat Penguins to give Holtby 200th win (Japers’ Rink)

**RECAP: Staal scores twice to power Hurricanes past Blue Jackets (Canes Country)

**Oilers recall Puljujarvi from AHL, place Slepyshev on IR (Copper N Blue)


**Deutschland Cup: Slovakia beats U.S. 2-1 in Olympic tuneup (PHT)

**RECAP: No. 3 Denver downs No. 1 St. Cloud State (The Denver Post)

**RECAP: Jones sparks No. 2 North Dakota’s win over Miami (Grand Forks Herald)

**RECAP: No. 4 Minnesota blows 3-0 lead, falls in OT at Michigan (Star Tribune)

**RECAP: No. 19 falls at No. 6 Notre Dame (Black Shoe Diaries)

**RECAP: Hughes, Baker power No. 7 Wisconsin past Michigan State (Wisconsin State Journal)

**RECAP: No. 17 Ohio State tops UConn (Land Grant Holy Land)

**OHL Roundup: Kopacka scores OT winner as Greyhounds edge Sting (Sportsnet)

**QMJHL Roundup: St-Laurent scores shootout winner as Drakkar edge Sea Dogs (Sportsnet)

**WHL Roundup: Yamamoto has four points in winning Chiefs return (Sportsnet)