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Morning Bag Skate: Blackhawks draw Wild in second round

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

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For the third straight spring, the Chicago Blackhawks will play the Minnesota Wild in the Stanley Cup Playoffs. Minnesota beat the St. Louis Blues 4-1 on Sunday to advance to the Western Conference Semifinals matchup against Chicago for the second straight year.

Elsewhere in the playoffs, the Montreal Canadiens knocked out the Ottawa Senators with a 4-2 series victory.

Four down, 12 to go for the Hawks.

Here's the latest news:

**Blackhawks draw Minnesota in second round (SCH)

**Rockford IceHogs win 4-1, take commanding 2-0 series lead (SCH)

**U18 World Championships: Colin White's OT goal gives US gold (SBN College Hockey)

**Blackhawks Patrick Kane shoulders his usual load in return (Tribune)

**Jimmy Waite has had the Midas touch with Blackhawks goalies (Sun-Times)

**Wild dispatch Blues in Game 6 with 4-1 win (Hockey Wilderness)

**Blues to part ways with Hitchcock this week per report from David Kaplan (take with a grain of salt - St. Louis Gametime)

**It's over: Habs beat Senators 2-0 (Silver Seven)

**VIDEO: Fast whistle costs Senators goal (Pro Hockey Talk)

**Canadiens play prank on Carey Price after ousting Senators (Eyes on the Prize)

**Flyers coaching search: Dallas Eakins on Flyers' radar, per report (Broad Street Hockey)

**In Game 7s, the Islanders have made history (Lighthouse Hockey)

**Winners, losers in Sidney Crosby's decision to play in IIHF worlds (Puck Daddy)

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