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Morning Bag Skate: Rockford IceHogs take Game 1 over Chicago Wolves

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

Brad Repplinger - Second City Hockey

Adam Clendening scored a goal and assisted on another to lead the Rockford IceHogs, the Chicago Blackhawks’ AHL affiliate, to a 2-1 victory over the Chicago Wolves in Game 1 of their first-round series Saturday at AllState Arena in Rosemont.

The series continues with Game 2 on Sunday at BMO Bank Center in Rockford.

BLACKHAWKS

**Game 1: IceHogs hold off Wolves in 2-1 win (SCH)

**How much did the Hawks’ blue line struggle last season? (SCH)

**Kane, Toews have top 10 best-selling NHL jerseys (SCH)

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

CENTRAL DIVISION

**Hammond is unexpected gem of Duchene trade (The Denver Post)

**Nobody dominated the 1st round more than the Jets (SBN)

**Russo: With Wild flattened again in first round, Chuck Fletcher back in trouble (The Athletic)

**AHL Toronto’s Keefe would be bold coaching hire for Stars (Defending Big D)

NHL

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

**Boyle, Luongo, Staal named Masterton Trophy finalists (PHT)

**Game 5: Lightning defeat Devils, advance to 2nd round (Raw Charge)

**Game 5: Maple Leafs extend series with win against Bruins (Pension Plan Puppets)

**Game 5: Backstrom’s OT goal helps Capitals top Blue Jackets (Japers’ Rink)

**Ducks enter the offseason looking to adjust to NHL’s evolving game (LA Times)

**Elliott: To become contenders again, Kings and Ducks have to get up to speed with rest of the NHL (LA Times)

**Brind’Amour interested in Hurricanes’ head coaching job (The News&Observer)

HOCKEY WORLD

**OHL Playoffs: Katchouk leads Greyhounds in Game 2 win over Rangers (Sportsnet)

**QMJHL Playoffs: Morand scores 4 as Titan win Game 2 over Tigres (Sportsnet)

**WHL Playoffs: Estephan hat trick leads Broncos over Hurricanes in Game 2 (Sportsnet)