Morning Bag Skate: Blackhawks visit lowly Arizona

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

Starting Chicago Blackhawks goaltender Corey Crawford will be on the team’s road trip this week, but he won’t play. The trip begins Monday at Arizona.


**Blackhawks confident they will sign a few key restricted free agents (Chicago Tribune)

**Why it’s now or never for Chicago Blackhawks on this road trip (Daily Herald)

**Hawks Thoughts: Out of words and nearly of time, Blackhawks fall in wild-card race (The Athletic)


**RECAP: Crosby gets 400th NHL goal in Penguins win against Blues (St. Louis GameTime)

**For Blues fans, Reaves gone but not forgotten (St. Louis Post-Dispatch)

**RECAP: Vesey lifts Rangers past Jets in return (Arctic Ice Hockey)

**RECAP: Markstrom, Canucks shut out Stars to end losing streak (Defending Big D)

**RECAP: Avs hang on to defeat Sabres (Mile High Hockey)


**Sabres’ Eichel out 4-6 weeks with high-ankle sprain (Die By The Blade)

**RECAP: Red Wings defeat Capitals on Tatar’s OT goal (Winging It In Motown)

**RECAP: Special teams power Bruins past Devils (Stanley Cup of Chowder)

**RECAP: Tkachuk, Flames rally to defeat Islanders (Matchsticks and Gasoline)

**Emergency goalie options for Flames (Matchsticks and Gasoline)

**RECAP: Neuvirth makes 38 saves, Flyers defeat Golden Knights (Broad Street Hockey)

**RECAP: Sharks rally, top Ducks in shootout (Fear The Fin)


**RECAP: Olympics Day 2 (The Ice Garden)

**OHL Roundup: McShane, Antropov each score 2 in Generals win (Sportsnet)

**QMJHL Roundup: Armada win to extend point streak to 15 games (Sportsnet)

**WHL Roundup: Fyten, Broncos beat Raiders for fourth straight win (Sportsnet)