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Morning Bag Skate: 3 Blackhawks prospects advance to juniors finals

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2016 NHL Draft - Rounds 2-7 Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images

Chicago Blackhawks prospect Alex DeBrincat had two assists in Erie’s 7-2 win over Owen Sound in Game 6 to advance to the Ontario Hockey League Final. The Otters host Game 1 on Thursday against Mississauga.

Matthew Highmore and Nathan Noel advanced to the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League in Saint John’s 6-5 win over Chicoutimi in Game 6. The Sea Dogs will play Blainville-Boisbriand in the league final, which starts Friday.

HAWKS

**Prospect Shalunov to stay in KHL for next 3 seasons (SCH)

**IceHogs 2016-17 team awards (SCH)

**Finding the way forward for Hawks (The Athletic)

CENTRAL DIVISION

**RECAP: McLeod lifts Preds over Blues for 2-1 series lead (On The Forecheck)

**Watch: Preds’ Josi almost cuts Perron’s face with skate blade (SBN)

**Look: Fans show Subban support after Milbury's dancing criticism (SBN)

**Predators beat Blues at their own bruising game (The Tennessean)

**Nashville, St. Louis mayors make a wager (The Tennessean)

**Ortiz: No excuse for the Blues to come out flat (St. Louis Post-Dispatch)

**Take Your Guess: With No. 4 pick in the draft, the Avs selects? (Denver Post)

**Jets’ Kraskovsky called up to Russian national team camp (Arctic Ice Hockey)

NHL

**Stanley Cup playoff schedule, matchups (SBN)

**RECAP: Ducks light up Talbot, Oilers in Game 3 (Anaheim Calling)

**Watch: Oilers fans sing U.S., Canadian national anthems after mic issue (PHT)

**Did Oilers’ Lucic try to choke Lindholm in Game 3? (SBN)

**Devils draft premier (All About The Jersey)

**Sabres interviewed Blue Jackets' assistant GM Zito for GM vacancy (Columbus Post-Dispatch)

**Tortorella gradually embracing advanced stats offered by analytics (Columbus Post-Dispatch)

HOCKEY WORLD

**Sportsnet’s Top 10 NHL draft prospect rankings for April (Sportsnet)

**OHL Playoffs: Erie routs Owen Sound to advance to league final (Sportsnet)

**QMJHL Playoffs: Saint John advances to league final (Sportsnet)

**WHL Playoffs: Seattle, Regina set for Ed Chynoweth Cup Final (Sportsnet)