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Morning Bag Skate: Blackhawks fall into 3rd place; Schmaltz scores game-winner for North Dakota

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

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Scott Darling allowed two late goals to Vladimir Tarsenko for the St. Louis Blues to beat the Chicago Blackhawks, 2-1, on Thursday night at the United Center.

Blackhawks' prospect Nick Schmaltz scored the game-winning goal for North Dakota to beat Denver and advance to the NCAA national championship game against Quinnipiac. Schmaltz and fellow Hawks' prospect Luke Johnson will play the Bobcats at 7:30 p.m. CT Saturday.

USA Hockey will also announce its men's national team head coach at 10 a.m. CT. Friday. The team will play in the men's world championship in May.

HAWKS

**Recap: Hawks locked into 3rd place with 2-1 OT loss (SCH)

**Watch: Nick Schmaltz scores game-winner for UND (SCH)

**Schmaltz ranked No. 8 in SB Nation's Top 100 NCAA prospects list (SCH)

**Bickell hoping to recapture past postseason glory (Sun Times)

**Toews hoping to recharge his game heading into playoffs (Chicago Tribune)

CENTRAL DIVISION

**Stars to play preseason game in Las Vegas (DBD)

**Recap: Stars top Avs; Dickinson scores in NHL debut (DBD)

**Recap: Predators rally late to defeat Coyotes (OTF)

NHL

**Lightning recall Johnathan Drouin from AHL (RC)

**Former Habs coach Demers in hospital after stroke (EOTP)

**Recap: Backlund gets first hat trick, Flames defeat Canucks (M&G)

**Recap: Bruins keep Red Wings from clinching (SCoC)

**Recap: Drouin scores game-winner in return to lineup (RC)

**Recap: Islanders top Rangers, finish first season sweep (LH)

**Recap: Bernier, Maple Leafs hand Flyers costly OT loss (BSH)

**Recap: Penguins win eighth straight, lock up second place in Metropolitan (Pensburgh)

**Recap: Lindgren, Habs knock off Hurricanes (EOTP)

**Recap: Senators end Panthers' four-game win streak (Miami Herald)

**Coyotes' Hanzal shut down for season (theScore)

**Oilers sign prospect Caleb Jones (C&B)

**Providence's Nick Ellis signs with Edmonton Oilers (SBNCH)

HOCKEY WORLD

**Fast start propels Quinnipiac past Boston College, into to title game (SBNCH)