Morning Bag Skate: Blackhawks waver late in 4-3 overtime loss to Flames

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

The Blackhawks surrendered a third-period lead en route to a 4-3 defeat in overtime at the hands of the Flames, who snapped a six-game losing streak on Saturday night. A valiant two-assist effort by Patrick Kane wasn’t enough to hold off Calgary, as Chicago struggled to anything offensively in the third period.

The Hawks are languishing at the moment, having lost six of their last eight games and have gone 6-8 in the New Year. Coach Quenneville’s squad will get another go against Calgary in two days time at the United Center.


**RECAP: Blackhawks lose 4-3 to Flames in overtime (SCH)

**Crawford returns to ice (SCH)

**Corey Crawford’s return is Chicago’s best chance for postseason (Chicago Sun-Times)

**Schmaltz earning keep as ‘Hawks try to mix youth with experience (Chicago Tribune)

**Column: When will Saad finally break through on the third line? (Let’s Go Hawks)

**Column: Joel Quenneville Keeps Fixing Things That Aren’t Broke (Blackhawk Up)


**RECAP: Blues edge Sabres 1-0, Hitton earns shutout (St. Louis Post-Dispatch)

**Column: How much is Jay Bouwmeester hurting the defense? (St. Louis Game Time)

**RECAP: Wild crumble in embarrassing 6-1 loss to Stars in Dallas (Hockey Wilderness)

**Why Dallas’ win over Wild means more than bragging rights in growing feud (DMN)

**RECAP: Franchise record crowd showed to watch Predators beat Rangers 5-2 (OTF)

**Column: What moves will Nashville make at the deadline? (Pred Lines)

**RECAP: Winnipeg shuts out Denver 3-0 (Arctic Ice Hockey)

**Avalanche had extended six-game road trip that lasted 13 days (The Denver Post)


**Leafs winger Josh Leivo has reportedly asked for a trade out of Toronto (Puck Daddy)

**T.J. Oshie is not happy about being fined $5,000 for cross-checking (PHT)

**This Boston Bruins Zamboni fittingly featured a goat in a Tom Brady jersey (SBN)

**The Blue Jackets are struggling mightily in the second period (The Hockey Writers)

**RECAP: Conacher helps Lightning vanquish Canucks 4-2 (Raw Charge)

**RECAP: Red Wings give up lead in 3-2 loss to Panthers (Winging It In Motown)

**All 31 NHL teams are hosting a Pride or Inclusion Night this season (Outsports)


**How to watch the Beanpot College Hockey Tournament (NESN)

**OHL Roundup: Svechnikov hat trick helps lift Colts past Spitfires (Sportsnet)

**QMJHL Roundup: Khovanov nets OT winner as Wildcats beat Islanders (Sportsnet)