Morning Bag Skate: Rookies pace Blackhawks

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

The Chicago Blackhawks rookies tallied seven points in the team’s 6-4 win over the Colorado Avalanche on Tuesday night at Pepsi Center. The Hawks visit the Boston Bruins on Friday to conclude their short two-game road trip.


**Is Sharp-Hawks reunion feasible? (SCH)

**Panarin finds family in Chicago (Sun Times)

**What’s the Hawks trade deadline plan? (SCH)

**The Video Room: Learning from the Hawks’ offensive mentality (The Athletic)

**Hawks defenseman prospect Lucas Carlsson developing in Sweden (The Athletic)


**RECAP: Jets rally to give Pavelec win in return over Coyotes (

**How Super Mario became Predators' unofficial mascot (theScore)

**Wild’s Brodin to miss at least a month with broken finger (PHT)

**Avs’ goaltender Varlamov shelved through NHL All-Star break (Denver Post)

**Nolan Patrick, NHL’s top draft prospect, is in Avs’ sights (Denver Post)

**Nieto fits in nicely with Avs (Denver Post)

**McKenzie: Blues, Shattenkirk are open-minded about discussing a trade (PHT)

**Berglund picks up the pace in a big way (STLToday)


**NHL to introduce 'Four Line Challenge' at skills competition (theScore)

**RECAP: Murray, Penguins stifle Canadiens (Pensburgh)

**RECAP: Red Wings complete comeback in shootout (Winging It In Motown)

**RECAP: McDavid’s OT goal gives Oilers win over Panthers (Copper N Blue)

**RECAP: Sharks edge Kings to take season series (Fear The Fin)


**Nolan Patrick, Nico Hischier top 2017 NHL Draft prospect midterm rankings (SBN)