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

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The Chicago Blackhawks were shut out by the Anaheim Ducks, 4-0, on Thursday at Honda Center. Chicago rested a couple major stars as it gears up for the playoffs.

In Hawks prospect news, Blake Hillman and Denver advanced to the NCAA championship game with a 6-1 rout of Notre Dame and Dennis Gilbert in the Frozen Four semifinals. Denver will face Minnesota-Duluth for the title.

HAWKS

**SCH is looking for an assistant editor (SCH)

**RECAP: Ducks, Gibson shut out Hawks (SCH)

**Hawks prospect Hillman will play for NCAA title (SCH)

**Chicago, we dub thee: First City of Hockey (Chicago Tribune)

CENTRAL DIVISION

**RECAP: Wild match their records for wins, points in win over Avs (Hockey Wilderness)

**Watch: Avs’ Yost score first NHL goal; grandpa weeps tears of joy (Yahoo)

**RECAP: Blues top Panthers, close to clinching 3rd in Central (St. Louis Post-Dispatch)

**Sobotka returning to Blues, signs 3-year, $10.5M extension (St. Louis Post-Dispatch)

**RECAP: Preds stay alive for 3rd in Central with win over Stars (On The Forecheck)

**RECAP: Jets beat Blue Jackets for sixth straight win (NHL.com)

**Avs’ Varlamov looking forward to ‘fresh start in September’ (PHT)

NHL

**Every 2017 NHL college free agent signing in one place (SBN)

**RECAP: Sens sweep season series vs. Bruins, clinch playoff spot (Silver Seven)

**RECAP: Penguins clinch 2nd in Metro with win over Devils (Pensburgh)

**RECAP: Halak shuts out Hurricanes, Islanders stay alive in playoff race (Lighthouse Hockey)

**RECAP: Lightning avoid elimination, defeat Maple Leafs (Raw Charge)

**RECAP: Vrbata sparks Coyotes over Canucks (Five For Howling)

**RECAP: Flames keep pace for first wild card win over Kings (Matchsticks and Gasoline)

**RECAP: Oilers defeat Sharks, break tie for second in Pacific (Fear The Fin)

**Bruins’ Marchand suspended 2 games for spearing Dotchin (PHT)

**Malkin wants to go to Olympics, hopes Penguins will let him (PHT)

**Ducks GM Murray: Cam Fowler could miss 2-6 weeks with knee injury (PHT)

HOCKEY WORLD

**Women’s Worlds: Team USA stomps Germany 11-0, advances to face Canada in gold-medal game (The Ice Garden)

**Women’s Worlds: Team Canada gets revenge against Team Finland, advances to gold-medal game (The Ice Garden)

**Frozen Four: Iafallo’s late goal lifts UMD past Harvard (SBNCH)

**Report: Scheifele, Duchene, MacKinnon to play for Canada at worlds (theScore)

**OHL Playoffs: Knights open second round with shut out over Otters (Sportsnet)

**WHL Playoffs: Lindgren, Papirny lead Swift Current to Game 1 win (Sportsnet)