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Morning Bag Skate: Blackhawks head back to Chicago for Game 6

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

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Filip Forsberg netted a hat trick for the Predators with two of his goals coming in the third period to defeat the Blackhawks 5-2 on Thursday at Bridgestone Arena. It was the first time Hawks goaltender Scott Darling allowed more than two goals in the series.

The Hawks still lead the series 3-2 with Game 6 on Saturday at the United Center.

Elsewhere in the playoffs, the Tampa Bay Lightning rallied from a 2-0 deficit on the road to even their series against the Detroit Red Wings. The Washington Capitals scored five goals against the New York Islanders to take a 3-2 series lead and the Vancouver Canucks escaped elimination on home-ice against the Calgary Flames.

Three down, 13 to go for the Hawks.

Here's the latest news:

**Forsberg hat trick helps Predators defeat Blackhawks 5-2 in Game 5 (SCH)

**Patrick Kane dishes incredible spinning assist in Game 5 (SCH)

**Five Things from Game 5: Blackhawks must regroup faster (CSN Chicago)

**Andrew Desjardins quietly Hawks' GM Stan Bowman's best trade deadline move (SCH)

**Bryan Bickell making an impact in power forward role for Blackhawks (Sun-Times)

**Patrick Kane looking like his old self already for Blackhawks (Chicago Sun-Times)

**Tyler Johnson keys late comeback to even series (Raw Charge)

**Former Flyers defenseman Hal Gill retires after 16 NHL seasons (Broadstreet Hockey)

**Capitals steamroll Islanders, 5-1 (Japers' Rink)

**Daniel Sedin scores game-winner, Canucks force Game 6 (Nucks Misconduct)

**Johnny Gaudreau, Mark Stone, Aaron Ekblad named Calder Trophy finalist (Matchsticks and Gasoline)

**Report: Sharks' owner Plattner letter signifies Doug Wilson is safe as GM (Fear the Fin)

**Ralph Strangis bids farewell to Dallas Stars after 25 years (Defending Big D)

**NHL players compared to musical acts? Yes please. (The Current)

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