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Morning Bag Skate: Blackhawks ready to close out first-round series

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

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Scott Darling will start Game 5 and the lineup will likely stay the same when the Chicago Blackhawks look to close out the first-round series against the Nashville Predators on Thursday.

The Anaheim Ducks became the first team to advance with a 5-2 win over the Winnipeg Jets on Wednesday night. Anaheim will face the winner of the Vancouver vs. Calgary series.

Three down, 13 to go for the Hawks.

Here's the latest news:

**Jonathan Toews named Selke Trophy finalist for fourth time in five years (SCH)

**Daniel Carcillo opens up about Steve Montador's death, mental health issues (SCH)

**Major minutes child's play for Duncan Keith (CSN Chicago)

**Scott Darling: From humiliation to hero (Chicago Tribune)

**Antti Raanta making most of unwanted situation (ESPN Chicago)

**Desperate Predators to 'give everything we have' (The Tennessean)

**Hoffman, Anderson helps Senators avoid sweep by Canadiens (Silver Seven)

**Kevin Hayes scores in OT, Rangers push Penguins to brink (Blueshirt Banter)

**Rangers among four finalists for free agent goaltender Matt O'Connor of Boston University (Blueshirt Banter)

**Vladimir Tarasenko scores one-handed, backhand goal (SBN NHL)

**Blues explode for 6 goals, chase Dubnyk to even series (Hockey Wilderness)

**Stability in net: Jonas Hiller paying massive dividends for Flames (Matchsticks and Gasoline)

**Former Boston Bruins General Manager Peter Chiarelli talks to Edmonton Oilers (Copper and Blue)

**Mini-documentary on enforcers vs. analytics (Grantland)

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