Morning Bag Skate: J.F. Berube gets first win with Blackhawks

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

J.F. Berube made an NHL career-high 42 saves for his first win of the season in the Chicago Blackhawks’ 3-1 victory against the San Jose Sharks on Friday night at United Center. The Hawks play the second half of a back-to-back at 6 p.m. today agains the Blue Jackets in Columbus.

In the Olympics, Canada (Rene Bourque, Andrew Ebbett, Rob Klinkhammer) will face the Czech Republic (Jiri Sekac) for bronze while Germany (Christian Ehroff) meet the Olympic Athletes from Russia in the gold-medal game. Both medal games will be Saturday on NBC Sports Network, with the bronze-medal game at 6:10 a.m. and the gold at 9:10 p.m.


**RECAP: Berube, Hawks top Sharks (SCH)

**Kane lauds Team USA gold, Jocelyne Lamoureux game-winner (Chicago Sun-Times)

**Tracking every Hawks trade rumor leading up to the deadline (SCH)


**RECAP: Granlund, Staal power Wild past Rangers (Hockey Wilderness)

**RECAP: Hellebuyck makes 34 saves, Jets shut out Blues (


**Tracking every trade rumor heading into the deadline (SBN)

**Tracking every completed trade before the trade deadline (SBN)

**RECAP: Penguins defeat Hurricanes for 6th straight win (Pensburgh)

**Penguins acquire Brassard from Senators in complex 3-team deal (Pensburgh)

**RECAP: Golden Knights defeat Canucks for best record in NHL (Knights On Ice)

**Islanders sign Bailey to 6-year, $30M extension (Lighthouse Hockey)

**Watch: Panthers’ Luongo says ‘it’s time to take action’ in heartfelt speech about Parkland shooting (SBN)


**First heartbreak, now hope: Chicago Cougars’ Matt Olson’s inspiring story of perseverance (The Athletic)

**5 amazing facts about Germany’s run to Olympic gold medal game (SBN)

**14 moments that defined the U.S. women’s gold-medal shootout win over Canada (SBN)

**Jocelyne Lamoureux’s triple move game-winner for Team USA was jaw-dropping (SBN)

**Top 10 finalists named for Patty Kazmaier Trophy (SBNCH)

**RECAP: No. 3 Denver scores with 33.1 seconds left, beats No. 1 St. Cloud State in 2nd OT (St. Cloud Times)

**RECAP: No. 18 Penn State overwhelms No. 8 Minnesota (Black Shoes Diaries)

**RECAP: No. 5 Notre Dame skid ends with 5-goal second period against Michigan State (South Bend Tribune)

**RECAP: After honoring former A.D. Don Leahy pregame, No. 14 Omaha defeats Colorado College (Omaha World Herald)

**RECAP: No. 12 North Dakota gives up 3-goal lead, loses to Miami in OT (Grand Forks Herald)

**OHL Roundup: Attack beat Storm in OT, extend win streak to 6 (Sportsnet)

**WHL Roundup: McDonald’s two points lead Raiders over Rebels (Sportsnet)