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

2015 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic - Practice Day Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images

The Chicago Blackhawks were left off the NHL’s outdoor game schedule for the 2017-18 season. Chicago has played an outdoor game every year since 2014.

Jake Guentzel scored late to lift the Pittsburgh Penguins to a 5-3 win over the Nashville Predators in Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final. Game 2 is Wednesday night in Pittsburgh.


**Ripple effect of Sharp trade still stings Hawks 2 years later (Chicago Tribune)

**Hawks not playing outdoor game for 1st time in 5 years (SCH)

**Prospect Knott helps Windsor win Memorial Cup (SCH)

**Kempny signs 1-year contract extension (SCH)


**Edmundson's stock is on the rise (St. Louis Post-Dispatch)

**Why Seguin has such a big transition season head (Dallas Morning News)

**GM Fletcher hopeful prized prospect Kirill Kaprizov joins Wild for 2018-19 season (Star Tribune)

**Kuemper has likely played his last game for the Wild (Hockey Wilderness)


**RECAP: Guentzel’s late goal lifts Penguins to Game 1 win (Pensburgh)

**Subban’s goal waved off after Penguins’ offside challenge (SBN)

**Collier: Game 1 was just a tune-up, for players and fans alike (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette)

**Growth industry: The legend and twisted origin of playoff beards (ESPN)

**Origin, evolution and adventures of the iconic Stanley Cup (AP)

**How to get a ticket to the Stanley Cup Final in Nashville (On The Forecheck)


**Bettman talks Olympics, Quebec City in state of the league address (Sportsnet)

**Lightning to host 2018 All-Star Game (Raw Charge)

**NHL grants Vegas extra 24 hours to pursue free agents (Las Vegas Review-Journal)

**NHL boss expects players, including Ovi, to not play in Olympics (Washington Post)

**Canucks’ 50-year anniversary could include a prize — NHL Draft (The Providence)

**Red Wings GM exploring trade of Howard or Mrazek (Sportsnet)

**Could Larry Robinson be joining the Florida Panthers? (PHT)

**Flyers season review: MacDonald saw larger role, but results remained poor (Broad Street Hockey)

**Flames report card: Chad Johnson (Matchsticks and Gasoline)

**Blue Jackets player review: Jack Johnson (Jackets Cannon)

**6 major issues facing the Ottawa Senators this summer (Sportsnet)


**Ozolinsh named head coach of KHL Dinamo Riga (PHT)

**Otters goalie Timpano pens apology for stick-throwing incident (theScore)

**Four alternate formats for Memorial Cup (Sportsnet)