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Morning Bag Skate: Blackhawks look to even series against Predators

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

NHL: Stanley Cup Playoffs-Nashville Predators at Chicago Blackhawks Kamil Krzaczynski-USA TODAY Sports

The Chicago Blackhawks look to get back on track when they host the Nashville Predators in Game 2 of the Western Conference quarterfinals Saturday at United Center in Chicago.

In Hawks prospect news, John Dahlstrom had an assist in Medicine Hat’s 5- 4 loss in Game 5 to Lethbridge. The Tigers trail 3-2 in the WHL second-round series.

Alexandre Fortin had a power-play goal in Rouyn-Noranda’s 3-1 loss in Game 5 to Chicoutimi. The Huskies, the defending QMJHL champions, trail 3-2 in the second-round series.


**Hawks-Predators first-round schedule (SCH)

**Hawks’ Game 1 loss to Preds is no reason to overreact (SCH)

**‘Will over skill’ — Net-front traffic key for Hawks in Game 2 (Chicago Sun Times)

**Hawks not panicking, but Quenneville is already tinkering (Chicago Sun Times)

**Kempny in talks with Hawks on new contract, per report (SCH)

**Look: Hawks NFL jersey design (SCH)

**Why the Hawks can win the Cup (SCH)


**Blues-Wild first-round schedule (Hockey Wilderness)

**RECAP: Schwartz’s goal lifts Blues to 2-0 series lead over Wild (St. Louis Post-Dispatch)

**Edmundson rises to the occasion for Blues again (St. Louis Post-Dispatch)

**Blues’ prospect Agostino earns AHL MVP honors (PHT)

**Hitchcock says 'special' Stars have potential for quick turnaround (Dallas Morning-News)

**No where to go but up for Avs (Denver Post)


**Stanley Cup playoff schedule, matchups (SBN)

**RECAP: Habs rally past Rangers to tie series (

**Watch: Late Steve Ott hit leads to Canadiens-Rangers brawl in Game 2 (SBN)

**RECAP: Crosby gets 3 points, Penguins win Game 2 (Pensburgh)

**Watch: Blue Jackets’ Calvert breaks his stick over Kuhnhackl’s neck (SBN)

**RECAP: Oilers shut out Sharks in Game 2, tie series (Fear The Fin)

**Leafs don’t expect Zaitsev to play Game 2 (PHT)

**The decline of Lombardi as Kings’ GM (Jewels From The Crown)

**Potential coaching candidates for Kings (Jewels From The Crown)

**Penguins to honor late Dan Rooney with helmet decal (SBN)

**Vancouver interested in ex-Canuck Lowry for coaching staff (PHT)


**OHL Playoffs: Attack take pivotal Game 5 vs. Greyhounds (Sportsnet)

**QMJHL Playoffs: Armada down Titan in Game 5 to stay alive (Sportsnet)

**WHL Playoffs: Pats force Game 6 with crucial win over Broncos (Sportsnet)