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Morning Bag Skate: Blackhawks could benefit from extra rest day

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The Chicago Blackhawks and Anaheim Ducks Game 7 of the Western Conference Final on Saturday has been shifted from NBCSN to NBC.

The winner of the Game 7 will start the Stanley Cup Final on Wednesday, June 3 with at 7 p.m. CT puck drop at a site to be determined.

11 games down, five to go for the Hawks.

Here's the latest news:


**Hawks vs. Ducks Game 7 moves to NBC (SCH)

**Patrick Kane steps up again when Hawks need him most (SCH)

**Jonathan Toews-Kane combo clicks again for Hawks (CSN Chicago)

**Rested and Ready: Extra day before Game 7 could be boon for Hawks (Chicago Sun-Times)

**Niklas Hjalmarsson is the best at Mario Kart (SCH)

Central Division

**North Dakota's Jordan Schmaltz signs with St. Louis Blues (SBN College Hockey)

**Report: Roy wants to bring Alex Radulov to Avalanche (Pro Hockey Talk)

**Report: Avs interested in Benoit Grouix, David Farrish for assistant gig (SportsNet)


**NHL announces 2015 Stanley Cup Final schedule (SCH)

**Sabres hire Dan Bylsma as their next coach (Die By The Blade)

**Sharks introduce new head coach Peter DeBoer (Fear The Fin)

**Capitals Nicklas Backstrom undergoes successful surgery (CSN Washington)

**Blue Jackets sign Cody Goloubef to 2-year, $1.5M deal (Jackets Cannon)

**Coyotes sign German forward Matthias Plachta to 1-year ELC (NHL)

**Bryan Murray, Senators GM, plans to retire after next season (Silver Seven)

**Report: Simon Gagne wants to resume playing career (Pro Hockey Talk)

**Devils sign prospects Ryan Kujawinski, Blake Pietila (Devils)

**Why Terry Murray is perfect fit for Dave Hakstol's staff (CSN Philly)

Hockey world

**Memorial Cup: Quebec Remparts top Oceanic Rimouski 5-2, advance to semifinal (CBC)

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