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Morning Bag Skate: 2016 Stanley Cup Playoffs field, schedule set

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

Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports

The Chicago Blackhawks will open the 2016 Stanley Cup Playoffs against the St. Louis Blues at 8:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Scottrade Center. The league announced the full schedule for the opening round series between the division rivals on Sunday night upon the completion of the regular season.


**Hawks vs. Blues first round schedule (SCH)

**Kane becomes American born player to win Art Ross Trophy (SCH)

**Panarin earned his bonuses by being everything we hoped (SCH)

**Watch: Panarin scores his 30th goal of the season (SCH)

**Schmaltz, Johnson help UND win NCAA title (SCH)


**Avs' MacKinnon reveals MCL sprain (Denver Post)

**Wild's Parise day to day, Game 1 status unknown (theScore)


**Stanley Cup Playoffs: First round schedule (SBN NHL)

**Pavel Datsyuk says he will leave Red Wings after playoffs (WIIM)

**Leafs intrigued by prospect of landing Matthews (TSN)

**Senators name Pierre Dorion GM, Bryan Murray takes advisory role (Silver Seven)

**Ovechkin lands fourth straight Richard Trophy (theScore)

**Recap: Ducks blank Caps to win Pacific Division (AC)

**Recap: Flyers win to drop Islanders to wild card (BSH)


**Oilers' Nugent-Hopkins to skip Worlds to rehab hand (theScore)

**Sabres' Eichel will skip Worlds (theScore)