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Morning Bag Skate: Former Blackhawks Michal Kempny, Tommy Wingels injured in playoff games

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

NHL: Stanley Cup Playoffs-Toronto Maple Leafs at Boston Bruins Bob DeChiara-USA TODAY Sports

Former Chicago Blackhawks grabbed the headlines during Thursday’s playoff action. Michal Kempny (Washington) and Tommy Wingels (Boston) both left their respective games after being on the wrong end of some bad hits. Both Columbus’ Josh Anderson and Toronto’s Nazem Kadri were both ejected after their respective hits on Kempny and Wingels.

Ex-Hawk Artemi Panarin also scored the overtime game-winning goal for Columbus in a victory over Washington.


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**Stanley Cup playoffs: Bracket, schedule, scores and more (SBN)

**Game 1: Lightning handle Devils for 1-0 series lead (Raw Charge)

**Game 1: Pastrnak leads Bruins to win over Leafs (Stanley Cup of Chowder)

**Leafs’ Kadri gets ejected for smashing Bruins’ Wingels head into the boards (Stanley Cup of Chowder)

**Game 1: Panarin, Blue Jackets beat Caps in OT (Jackets Cannon)

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