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Morning Bag Skate: Blackhawks force Game 7 vs. Ducks

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

Dennis Wierzbicki-USA TODAY Sports

Duncan Keith assisted on three goals in less than four minutes in the second period, and the Chicago Blackhawks defeated the Anaheim Ducks 5-2 in Game 6 of the Western Conference Final on Wednesday at the United Center.

Both conference finals will have a Game 7, and the Eastern finale won't be until Friday.

Hockey action for Thursday: Rimouski and Quebec playing a tiebreaker for a spot in the Memorial Cup semifinal vs. Kelowna and the Utica Comets (Canucks) visiting the Grand Rapids Griffins (Red Wings) in Game 3 of the Western Conference Final of the Calder Cup playoffs.

11 games down, five to go for the Hawks.

Here's the latest news:


**Duncan Keith leads the way to 5-2 win to force Game 7 (SCH)

**Hawks cookies a big hit at Mount Prospect bakery (CSN Chicago)

**Hawks fan says drunken Kings fans beat him, and he's suing (Los Angeles Daily News)

Central Division

**What does Hitchcock's return mean for the Blues? (St. Louis Game Time)

**How different was Ondrej Pavelec? (Arctic Ice Hockey)


**Sharks set to announce Pete DeBoer as head coach (Fear The Fin)

**NBC Sports Films will debut with hour-long documentary on Derek Sanderson (Boston Globe)

**Joel Ward seeking new contract with Capitals before July (Washington Post)

**Glendale councilman looks to void arena management deal (Glendale Star)

**Patrick Roy hopes for NHL in Quebec City (Buzzing The Net)

**Oilers, Anton Slepyshev agree on entry-level contract (Copper and Blue)

**Jeff Daniels leaves Charlotte Checkers on positive note (Canes Country)

Hockey world

**Memorial Cup: Rimouski Oceanic shut out Quebec Remparts, force tiebreak (TSN)

**Manchester Monarchs (Kings) sweep Hartford Wolf Pack (Rangers) to advance to Calder Cup Final (AHL)

**Auston Matthews' decision between Switzerland and Everett Silvertips is imminent (Everett Herald)

**Tavis MacMillan tabbed as new Denver assistant coach (SBN College Hockey)

**Hannah Brandt, Lee Stecklein to captain defending champion Gophers in 2015-16 (Minnesota Athletics)

**Michigan recruit Kyle Connor earns USHL player, forward of the year honors (Maize N Brew)

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