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Morning Bag Skate: Golden Knights, Sharks to meet in second round of Stanley Cup playoffs

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

NHL: Stanley Cup Playoffs-Anaheim Ducks at San Jose Sharks John Hefti-USA TODAY Sports

The San Jose Sharks defeated the Anaheim Ducks 2-1 on Wednesday night to complete a four-game first-round sweep at SAP Center.

The Sharks will face the Vegas Golden Knights, who swept the Los Angeles Kings, in the second round.

BLACKHAWKS

**Hawks never-ending woes on special teams (SCH)

**Panarin would not have fixed Hawks (SCH)

**Goalie issues doomed Hawks in 2017-18 (SCH)

**Hawks prospect Jokiharju could get vital experience at Worlds (The Athletic)

**Calder Cup playoffs: IceHogs vs. Wolves schedule (SCH)

**Which Hawks will play at Worlds? (SCH)

**Celebrate Blackhawks legend Scott Foster with this T-shirt (SCH)

CENTRAL DIVISION

**Game 4: Predators holds off Avs for 3-1 series lead (On The Forecheck)

**Avs goaltender Bernier leaves Game 4 with injury (Mile High Hockey)

**Jets’ Josh Morrissey suspended 1 game for cross-checking Wild’s Eric Staal (SBN)

**Stars GM Nill should say “no” to Vigneault (Defending Big D)

**Stars should fill coach vacancy with its AHL coach Laxdal (Defending Big D)

**Blues ranked most miserable NHL fanbase (St. Louis GameTime)

NHL

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

**Bergeron, Couturier, Kopitar named Selke Trophy finalists (PHT)

**Game 4: Sharks advance after sweeping Ducks (NHL.com)

**Game 4: Kucherov leads Lightning to 3-1 series lead over Devils (Raw Charge)

**Game 4: Penguins shut out Flyers, take 3-1 series lead (Pensburgh)

**Crosby surpasses Lemieux to become all-time Penguins playoff points leader (Pensburgh)

**Leafs’ Komarov ruled out for Game 4 on Thursday (Pension Plan Puppets)

**How the Golden Knights swept the Kings (SBN)

**Canadiens’ Byron expected out 6 months after shoulder surgery (Habs Eyes On The Prize)

**4 potential coaching candidates for Flames (Matchsticks and Gasoline)

HOCKEY WORLD

**OHL Playoffs: Bulldogs take early lead with win over Frontenacs in Game 1 (Sportsnet)

**QMJHL Playoffs Preview: Islanders-Armada set for semifinal rematch (Sportsnet)