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Morning Bag Skate: Blackhawks sign Artemi Panarin, Rockford IceHogs sweep

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

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The Blackhawks have an agreement in place to sign KHL star Artemi Panarin to a two-year entry level contract and the team's AHL affiliate Rockford IceHogs completed a three-game sweep of the defending Calder Cup champion Texas Stars to advance to the second-round on Wednesday night.

The Tampa Bay Lightning sent the Detroit Red Wings packing with a 2-0 shutout win in Game 7. The second-round is officially set.

Four down, 12 to go for the Hawks.

Here's the latest news:

**Report: Blackhawks to sign KHL star Artemi Panarin (SCH)

**Stephen Johns scores 23 seconds into OT for IceHogs to sweep Texas Stars (SCH)

**Point production not there, but Antonie Vermette a key for Blackhawks (SCH)

**Is there a book on Devan Dubnyk for Blackhawks to follow? (SCH)

**Teuvo Teravainen expected to return to Blackhawks lineup vs Wild (CSN Chicago)

**Blackhawks turn focus on special teams (Tribune)

**Unheralded rise of Marco Scandella (Hockey Wilderness)

**Pivotal center position is a strength for Wild (Star Tribune)

**Wild notes: Vanek, despite no goals, remains positive (Star Tribune)

**Ben Bishop shuts out Red Wings, Lightning move on (Raw Charge)

**Lawyers seek all NHLers' medical records since 1967 (TSN)

**Alexander Ovechkin, Carey Price, John Tavares named Hart Trophy finalists (Lighthouse Hockey)

**Habs' Nathan Beaulieu to miss at least next four games (Habs Eyes On The Prize)

**How to stop Alex Ovechkin on power play (Blueshirt Banter)

**Penguins tell Craig Adams he won't be back next years (Pensburgh)

**Eulogy: Remembering the 2014-15 Ottawa Senators (Puck Daddy)

**Bryan Murray, Dave Cameron expect to return with Senators (CBC)

**Senators' goaltenders Andrew Hammond, Craig Anderson want to stay in Ottawa (Ottawa Sun)

**Boston University's Matt O'Conner narrows choice to four NHL teams (Sportsnet)

**Kings, Andrej Sekera have held preliminary talks (LA Kings Insider)

**Top 2016 NHL draft prospect Auston Matthews to make history with USA (SI.com)

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