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Morning Bag Skate: 4 Blackhawks players advance to semifinals at World Championships

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

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The Chicago Blackhawks will be represented by four players in the semifinal round of the World Championships on Saturday.

San Jose took a 2-1 series lead in the Western Conference Final with a 3-0 shut out against St. Louis on Thursday. Pittsburgh looks to take a commanding 3-1 lead when they visit Tampa Bay for Game 4 of the Eastern Conference Final on Friday.

HAWKS

**Could Hinostroza crack Hawks' lineup next season? (SCH)

**Worlds: Panarin, Pokka to meet in semifinals (SCH)

**Toews takes page out of Arrieta's book with new Pilates routine (SCH)

AIHL

**A Brave new world in Australian hockey (SCH)

CENTRAL DIVISION

**RECAP: Jones shuts out Blues, Sharks take 2-1 series lead (FTF)

**Wild's Vanek didn't live up to expectations (HW)

**Season review: Connor Hellebuyck (AIH)

NHL

**Red Wings unlikely to re-sign Richards, Quincey (Detroit Free Press)

**Lightning sign Memorial Cup hero Cirelli to three-year ELC (RC)

**Oilers sign Kassian to one-year, $1.5M deal (C&B)

HOCKEY WORLD

**Worlds: U.S. advances to semifinals with upset win over Czechs (SCH)

**Paille signs with Swedish club Brynäs (PHT)

**Ex-Caps coach Hanlon named GM of WHL's Vancouver (PHT)