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Morning Bag Skate: Blackhawks season over

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

Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports

The Chicago Blackhawks fell 3-2 to the St. Louis in Game 7 of the Western Conference first round to end their title defense Monday at Scottrade Center. The last three title defenses have come to an end in a Game 7.

Thank you readers for following our coverage this season. It's been an incredible ride and the SCH staff really does appreciate this community. We'll have plenty of fallout coverage from the series and in the offseason. But the coverage doesn't stop there, we've adopted the CBR Brave as our Australian Ice Hockey League team, and we're talking with people in Canberra on helping us provide coverage.

There are two Hawks prospects in the system still playing - Graham Knott and Roy Radke. Knott and the Niagara IceDogs took a commanding 3-0 series lead in the Eastern Conference Final of the OHL Playoffs on Radke and the Barrie Colts on Monday night.


**Recap: Hawks fall in Game 7 to Blues (SCH)

**After season-long heroics, Toews, Kane, Panarin come up empty (Sun Times)

**OHL Playoffs: Niagara, Knott corral Barrie, take 3-0 series lead in ECF (OHL)




**Recap: Preds win 3-1, force Game 7 vs. Ducks (OTF)

**Avs sign Michigan's Compher (MHH)

**Avs' Mike Noreau signs two-year deal Bern of Swiss League (MHH)


**Red Wings' Datsyuk won't make decision on future until after Worlds (theScore)

**Alexander Radulov pondering NHL future (WIIM)

**Red Wings' Howard would be OK with being traded (theScore)

**Bruins' Connolly says one-year contract 'would be ideal' (Boston Herald)


**Milwaukee Bucks arena will include ice rink for NHL, NCAA games (Milwaukee Business Journal)

**Goalie Cam Johnson returns for junior season at UND (Grand Forks Herald)

**Red Wings' Larkin among trio added to U.S. roster for Worlds (theScore)