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Morning Bag Skate: Blackhawks ready for 'ultimate test' of Game 7 vs. Ducks

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

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The Chicago Blackhawks faceoff against the Anaheim Ducks in Game 7 of the Western Conference Final at 7 p.m. CT on Saturday at the Honda Center.

The Tampa Bay Lightning, who beat the New York Rangers 2-0 in Game 7 on Friday, await the winner.

11 games down, five to go for the Hawks.

Here's the latest news:


**Devoted to the Hawks since FDR's time (Chicago Tribune)

**Why Joel Quenneville should stick with nuclear option for Game 7 (Chicago Sun-Times)

**Game 7 loss to Kings last year provides ' hunger' for Hawks in WCF finale (Chicago Sun-Times)

**Hawks ready for 'ultimate test' of Game 7 (CSN Chicago)

**Ducks look to be Game 7 aggressors against Hawks (CSN Chicago)

**Ducks will 'lay it on the line' in Game 7 (Orange County Register)

**Bruce Boudreau's unlucky history with Game 7s (Anaheim Calling)

**Will Jordan Schmaltz turning pro affect Hawks top prospects? (SCH)

**Carl Dahlstrom, and possible disconnect between Blackhawks management, pro and amateur scouting staffs (The Third Man In)

Central Division

**Vladimir Sobotka will stay in KHL, won't return to Blues for now (St. Louis Game Time)

**Is the Winnipeg Jets' net too crowded? (Arctic Ice Hockey)

**Dallas Stars luckily told no by Vincent Lecavalier (Defending Big D)

**Predators prospect wrap up: North America (On The Forecheck)

**OTF Report Card: Viktor Stalberg (On The Forecheck)


**Tampa Bay Lightning beat Rangers in Game 7, advance to Stanley Cup Final (Raw Charge)

**Watch: Steven Stamkos accepts Prince of Wales Trophy (Raw Charge)

**Maple Leafs' coach Mike Babcock sets sights on Red Wings assistants (SportsNet)

**Hurricanes EVP/CFO Mike Amendola leaves organization (Canes Country)

**Hurricanes re-sign goaltender Drew MacIntyre with 1-year, $600K deal (Hurricanes)

**Blue Jackets re-sign defenseman Justin Falk to 1-year, 2-way pact (FOX Sports)

**Luke Richardson likely to re-sign as Senators' AHL coach in Binghamton (Ottawa Sun)

**Maple Leafs' Brad Ross, suspended for PEDs last season, signs in German League (Pro Hockey Talk)

Hockey world

**Memorial Cup: Kelowna Rockets top Quebec Remparts 9-3, advance to final (TSN)

**Michigan State's Josh Jacobs leaves for Sarina Sting of OHL (SB Nation College Hockey)

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