Morning Bag Skate: Brandon Saad scores hat trick in preseason win over Red Wings

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

Brandon Saad scored a hat trick and Alex DeBrincat tallied his first NHL goal to lead the Chicago Blackhawks to a 6-1 win over the Detroit Red Wings on Thursday in their preseason home opener at the United Center.

Nick Schmaltz also had two assists, and Ryan Hartman and Brent Seabrook also scored for Chicago, who improved to 2-0 in the preseason.


**RECAP: Hawks throttle Red Wings in preseason home opener (SCH)

**Watch: Saad scores preseason hat trick (SCH)

**Watch: DeBrincat scores his 1st NHL goal of preseason (SCH)

**NHL could rule Hossa ineligible for LTIR, per report (SCH)

**Chicago rapper Vic Mensa: Hawks need to get rid of ‘racist’ logo (SCH)

**Hawks release Stuart, Mitchell, Miller from PTOs (SCH)

**Hawks cut Anthony Louis, 13 others from training camp roster (SCH)

**Q&A with new Hawks goaltender Jean-Francois Berube (The Athletic)

**Hawks adjusting to increased slashing penalties, faceoff violations (Chicago Tribune)


**RECAP: Stalock, Wild shut out Jets (Hockey Wilderness)

**Wild T25U25: Sam Anas at No. 12 (Hockey Wilderness)

**RECAP: Duchene scores in preseason debut as Avs rout Stars (Mile High Hockey)

**Russian Nikita Zadorov finally reports to Avalanche camp (Denver Post)

**Blues hire Hall of Fame d-man Robinson as consultant (St. Louis Post-Dispatch)

**Ortiz: Robinson brings Stanley Cup experience to Blues’ staff (St. Louis Post-Dispatch)

**Hartnell returns to Preds with different role, same mindset (The Tennessean)


**How the NHL's crackdown on faceoff violations is creating new problems (SBN)

**RECAP: Kings top Canucks in China (Jewels From The Crown)

**RECAP: Hischier scores again; Devils defeat Canadiens (All About The Jersey)

**RECAP: Agostino OT goal gives Bruins win over Flyers (Stanley Cup of Chowder)

**RECAP: Sharks use big first period to defeat Vegas (Fear The Fin)

**Flames: Team offered $275M for new arena (TSN)

**Leafs’ Lupul to be examined by independent NHL doctor (TSN)

**Report: Blue Jackets RFA Anderson in contact with Hockey Canada about 2018 Olympics (PHT)

**Canadiens prospect Juulsen out 6 weeks with fractured foot (Habs Eyes On The Prize)


**Jagr will announce his team of choice Oct. 5, per report (SBN)

**Team USA won’t include NHL draft-eligible prospects at 2018 Olympics (PHT)

**Top 25 Under 25 in women’s hockey: Follow the countdown (The Ice Garden)

**Top 25 Under 25: Toronto’s Renata Fast at No. 9 (The Ice Garden)

**Women’s NCAA College Hockey 101 (The Ice Garden)

**2017-18 NCAA Preview: 5 storylines to follow (The Ice Garden)

**2017-18 NCAA preview: CHA (The Ice Garden)

**2017-18 NCAA Preview: WCHA (The Ice Garden)

**2017-18 NCAA Preview: Hockey East (The Ice Garden)

**2017-18 NCAA Preview: ECAC (The Ice Garden)

**2017-18 Men’s NCAA Preview: NCHC (SBNCH)