Chicago Blackhawks traded backup goaltender Scott Darling to the Carolina Hurricanes in exchange for a 2018 third-round pick Friday.
One day removed from signing a three-year contract, Nathan Noel scored a goal and assist in Saint John’s 4-0 win over Chicoutimi for a 3-2 series lead in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League semifinal. Matthew Highmore was scoreless for the Sea Dogs, who visit Chicoutimi for Game 6 Sunday.
Hawks prospect Alex DeBrincat was scoreless in the Erie Otters’ 4-2 win over Owen Sound in Game 5 to take a 3-2 series lead in the Ontario Hockey League’s Western Conference Final. Game 6 is Sunday at Owen Sound.
**Hawks trade Darling to Hurricanes (SCH)
**Hawks make smart move by trading Darling (SCH)
**RECAP: Tarasenko scores twice to even series (St. Louis GameTime)
**Preds’ Fiddler ejected for knee-to-knee on Blues’ Parayko (SBN)
**Avalanche hopes to win the lottery… the NHL draft lottery (Denver Post)
**Wild should want to keep Hanzal, but can they? (Hockey Wilderness)
*Stars season grades: Radek Faksa (Defending Big D)
**RECAP: Talbot leads Oilers to 2-0 series lead over Ducks (Copper N Blue)
**Sabres interview Bill Guerin for GM, who could be next? (Die By The Blade)
**Habs sign QMJHL free agent Antoine Waked (Habs Eyes On The Prize)
**South Korea to play in World Championship for first time in 2018 (theScore)
**Sharks’ Vlasic named to Team Canada for Worlds (Fear The Fin)
**OHL Playoffs: Otters take 3-2 series lead over Owen Sound (Sportsnet)
**WHL Playoffs: Pats, T-Birds each one win away (Sportsnet)