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Morning Bag Skate: Blackhawks to open playoffs on the road

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

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The Chicago Blackhawks fell to the St. Louis Blues by a 2-1 decision for the second time this week Thursday night. The Blackhawks have lost their chance at home-ice advantage in the playoffs and will open their 2015 playoff run on the road, but first travel to Colorado for the regular-season finale Saturday.

Here's the latest news:

**St. Louis leaves Blackhawks singing the blues again (SCH)

**Carl Dahlstrom, Robin Norell sign ATOs with Rockford IceHogs (SCH)

**Blackhawks walk fine line between pushing and resting for playoffs (Sun-Times)

**Five things we learned in Blackhawks' loss to Blues (CSN Chicago)

**Frozen Four: Friars dominate Omaha, finally break Massa (SBN College Hockey)

**Frozen Four: Terriers hang on to topple North Dakota (SBN College Hockey)

**Winnipeg fans crowd surf in celebration of Jets' playoff clincher (Puck Daddy)

**How can you not like the Ottawa Senators right now? Senators keep playoff hopes alive, beat Rangers 3-0 (Silver Seven)

**If there's one team to like more than the Sens it's definitely the Calgary Flames, who extinguished the Los Angeles Kings playoff hopes (Matchsticks and Gasoline)

**In sad news, the Detroit Red Wings also clinched a playoff spot -- there 24th consecutive (Winging It In Motown)

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