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

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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

**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)

CENTRAL DIVISION

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

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

NHL

**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)

HOCKEY WORLD

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

**Sabres' Eichel will skip Worlds (theScore)