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Morning Bag Skate: Blackhawks head to 3rd Stanley Cup Final in 6 seasons

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

Jerry Lai-USA TODAY Sports

The Chicago Blackhawks are heading to their third Stanley Cup Final since 2010 after beating the Anaheim Ducks, 5-3, in Game 7 of the Western Conference Final on Saturday night at the Honda Center. The Hawks will face the Eastern Conference champion Tampa Bay Lightning in the Final for a chance to hoist the franchise's sixth Cup and and third in the Jonathan Toews-Patrick Kane era.

The Cup Final begins Wednesday.

12 games down, four to go for the Hawks.

Here's the latest news:


**Hawks reach Stanley Cup Final after Game 7 victory over Ducks (SCH)

**2015 Stanley Cup Final: Hawks vs. Lightning (SCH)

**Five things from Game 7: Brandon Saad making a name for himself (CSN Chicago)

**Hawks show their championship mettle to finish off Ducks in WCF (Sun-Times)

**Scouting opposition for Lightning in Stanley Cup Final (Raw Charge)

Central Division

**Predators reveal 2016 NHL All-Star logo (On The Forecheck)

**Report: Predators assistant coach Phil Housley may be next Devils coach (On The Forecheck)

**Predators GM David Poile speaks at Music City Sports Fest (On The Forecheck)


**Sabres' Evander Kane 'ahead of schedule' with recovery (Pro Hockey Talk)

**Devils won't sign Anthony Brodeur (Fire and Ice)

Hockey world

**Memorial Cup Final Preview: Oshawa Generals vs. Kelowna Rockets (NHL)

**Connor McDavid wins three CHL awards, including Player of the Year (Pro Hockey Talk)

**RPI commit Alec Dillon opts for Edmonton Oil Kings of WHL (SB Nation College Hockey)

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