Morning Bag Skate: 11-22-18

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

The Blackhawks fell 4-2 to the Capitals on Wednesday night at Capital One Arena in Washington, D.C. Chicago is off Thursday before returning to action Friday against the Lightning for the first half of a Florida back-to-back.

The Bulls, however, won 124-116 over the Suns at the United Center.


RECAP: Hawks’ rally mashed by Capitals in 4-2 loss (SCH)

Toews’ hot start has taken a two-year weight off his shoulders (The Athletic)

Kunitz, 39, at crossroads in quietest season of career (Chicago Sun-Times)

Introducing SCH’s new series ‘Number Munchers’ (SCH)

Buy our ‘Thank Q’ mustache T-shirt (SCH)


RECAP: Crosby leads Penguins past Stars in return (Defending Big D)

RECAP: Preds spoil Berube debut as Blues coach (On The Forecheck)

RECAP: Staal, Dumba each score twice, Wild hold off Senators (Hockey Wilderness)

RECAP: Flames top Jets, Rittich wins 6th straight start (NHL)

RECAP: Avs score 7 in win against Kings (NHL)

NHL fines Avs’ Rantanen $2K for embellishment (Mile High Hockey)


Repeating as Cup champions won’t be easy for the Capitals — just ask the Blackhawks (The Athletic)

RECAP: Zacha scores twice to boost Devils against Canadiens (NHL)

RECAP: Georgiev’s first NHL shutout helps Rangers end skid against Islanders (Blueshirt Banter)

RECAP: Hurricanes set shots record, hand Maple Leafs rare road loss (Canes Country)

RECAP: Sabres score 4 in first, top Flyers for 7th straight win (Die By The Blade)

RECAP: Athanasiou, Red Wings top Bruins in OT (Winging It In Motown)

RECAP: Domingue, Stamkos spark Lightning past Panthers (Raw Charge)

RECAP: Pacioretty’s second goal boosts Golden Knights past Coyotes in OT (Knights On Ice)

RECAP: Getzlaf, Ducks end skid with victory against Canucks (NHL)

City of Anaheim approves new management deal for Honda Center (Anaheim Calling)

Panthers’ Trocheck has surgery for fractured ankle (PHT)

After Trocheck’s horrific injury, should Panthers call up Borgstrom? (The Athletic)


CHL Power Rankings: The 10 biggest surprises (Sportsnet)

OHL: Studnicka powers Generals past 67’s in shootout (Sportsnet)