Morning Bag Skate: Blackhawks defeat Penguins 5-1

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

The Blackhawks defeated the Penguins 5-1, with goals from Panarin, Panik, Kruger, Hossa and Kero. Corey Crawford stopped 31 of 32 shots in the win.

Alex DeBrincat's Erie Otters advanced to the second round of the OHL playoffs after defeating the Sarnia Sting 4-0 to sweep.


**RECAP: Hawks rout Penguins to wrap up road trip (SCH)

**Rockford Report: IceHogs’ offense struggles in loss to Iowa Wild (SCH)

** The Video Room: How the Blackhawks nurture creative offensive play (The Athletic)

**Tanner Kero comfortable filling in at 2C (CSN Chicago)


**Tyson Jost leaves North Dakota to sign with the Avalanche (MHH)

**Avalanche can’t keep up with Capitals, fall 5-3 (MHH)

**Zach Parise to miss at least one game with eye injury (

**Joel Eriksson-Ek should go down to Iowa (Hockey Wilderness)

**The broken spirit at the MTS Centre (Arctic Ice Hockey)

**Blues' Jake Walman Signs ELC (STLGT)

**Dallas Stars Recall Julius Honka (DBD)

**Hey Wild, stop stealing the North Stars legacy from the Dallas Stars (SBNation)

**RECAP: Nashville Predators 1, Boston Bruins 4: Winning Streak Over (OTF)


**NHL to make Vegas expansion draft protection lists public (SCH)

**RECAP: Depleted Pittsburgh boatraced at home (Pensburgh)

**Steven Stamkos could return Saturday for Lightning (

**Red Wings’ Brass Wave The Rebuild Flag (WIIM)

**Bruins' prospect Charlie McAvoy signs (SCOC)

**RECAP: Canes win it for Eddie (Canes Country)

**Canadiens' Charlie Lindgren recalled, Zach Fucale assigned to IceCaps (EOTP)

**Vecchione Latest Target of Rangers’ Prospect Pursuit (BSB)

**Erik Karlsson is a Defenseman, Not a Forward (SSS)

**Michael Del Zotto apparently made the Flyers goal song (BSH)

**RECAP: Capitals topple Avalanche (Japer's Rink)

**Gibson vs. Bernier: Anaheim’s Goaltender Debate (Anaheim Calling)

**RECAP: Iginla & Kings take Flames to School to Keep Slim Hopes Alive (M&G)

**A Look Into the Oilers Declining Possession Numbers (C&B)


**USA Women's Worlds games streamed on (

**Women’s World Championships 2017 Preview: Russia (PPP)

**Otters, DeBrincat sweep Sarnia, advance to second round (

**Kings, Canucks will play preseason games in China (

**North Dakota to Cut Women’s Hockey Program (SBNation College Hockey)

**Minnesota State Pays Up to Keep Mike Hastings (SBNation College Hockey)