Morning Bag Skate: Blackhawks wrap up road trip with visit to Maple Leafs

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

The Chicago Blackhawks wrap up their three-game Canadian road trip with a visit Saturday to Toronto.

The Hawks (45-20-5) defeated Ottawa on Thursday for their third straight win to move three point clear of second-place Minnesota in the Central Division and Western Conference standings. Minnesota was idle Friday.


**Kane’s scoring binge a product of perspective, patience (Chicago Sun Times)

**Panik gets chance to show old team, Toronto, what it’s missing (Chicago Tribune)


**RECAP: Giordano, Elliott lift Flames over Stars (Defending Big D)

**New Hampshire’s Kelleher, a Hobey Baker finalist, signs with Predators’ AHL team (SBNCH)


**Every 2017 NHL college free agent signing in one place (SBN)

**RECAP: Panthers hand Rangers sixth straight home loss (

**RECAP: Penguins top Devils, move into second in Metropolitan (

**RECAP: Sabres defeat Ducks in 10-round shootout (Die By The Blade)

**Maple Leafs sign KHL forward Aaltonen to ELC (Pension Plan Puppets)


**Wisconsin women defeats Boston College to advance to NCAA title game (Bucky’s 5th Quarter)

**Michigan’s Red Berenson to decide future after Frozen Four (SBNCH)

**NCHC tourney: No. 11 UND knocks off No. 1 Denver, advance to title game (SBNCH)

**ECAC tourney: Malone hat trick sends No. 2 Harvard past No. 19 Quinnipiac (Boston Globe)

**Hockey East tourney: Lohin leads No. 7 UMass Lowell past No. 10 Notre Dame (SBNCH)

**Hockey East tourney: No. 14 BC holds on for win over No. 7 BU (Boston Globe)

**Big 10 tourney: No. 15 Penn State beats No. 5 Minnesota in 2OT to qualify for program’s first NCAA tournament (Black Shoes Diaries)

**WHL Friday night roundup (WHL)

**OHL Friday night roundup (OHL)