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Morning Bag Skate: Blackhawks drop series opener to Ducks

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

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Kyle Palmieri scored the game-winning goal in the second period and the Anaheim Ducks would score two more in the third as they beat the Blackhawks 4-1 in Game 1 of the Western Conference Final.

Eight games down, eight to go for the Hawks.

Here's the latest news:


**Chicago falls in series opener, 4-1 (SCH)

**Barney Stinston has nothing on this Hawks fan's suit (SCH)

**Five Things from Game 1: Hawks need more traffic again (CSN Chicago)

**Defensive depth an issue as David Rundblad struggles in first career playoff game (Sun-Times)

Central Division

**Blues interested in Mike Babcock (St. Louis Game Time)


**Sabres, Leafs file for permission to hire Mike Babcock (Die By The Blade)

**Leafs to approach OHL coach Sheldon Keefe (SportsNet)

**Eulogy: Remembering the 2014-15 Montreal Canadiens (Puck Daddy)

**Report: Sharks sign Finnish League's Joonas Donskoi (Fear The Fin)

Hockey world

**Sidney Crosby in Triple Gold Club with World Championship (NHL)

**U.S. wins bronze at Worlds (Pro Hockey Talk)

**Jaromir Jagr wins Worlds MVP, retires from international play, again (IIHF)

**North Dakota's Paul LaDue returning for junior season (SBN College Hockey)

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