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Morning Bag Skate: Blackhawks’ season comes to an end

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NHL: Chicago Blackhawks at Winnipeg Jets Terrence Lee-USA TODAY Sports

The Chicago Blackhawks’ season came to an end with a 4-1 loss to the Winnipeg Jets on Saturday at Bell MTS Centre.

BLACKHAWKS

**Important note: St. Louis Blues do not win Stanley Cup for 51st consecutive year (SCH)

**Blackhawks Q&A: Patrick Sharp looked back - and ahead - after the final game of his NHL career (Chicago Tribune)

**Searching for Blackhawks emergency goalie Scott Foster and leaving him alone (The Athletic)

**Sharp retiring at season’s end (SCH)

**Is this the end for the Blackhawks original ‘core’ players? (SCH)

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

CENTRAL DIVISION

**RECAP: Avs clinch playoff spot with win over Blues (The Denver Post)

**RECAP: Preds celebrate Presidents’ Trophy with win over Blue Jackets (On The Forecheck)

**Avs, Preds to meet in first round (The Denver Post)

**RECAP: Benn scores hat trick, Stars top Kings (Defending Big D)

**RECAP: Zucker, Staal lead Wild past Sharks (Hockey Wilderness)

NHL

**RECAP: Flyers shut out Rangers, clinch playoff spot (Broad Street Hockey)

**Flyers, Penguins to meet in first round (Broad Street Hockey)

**RECAP: Bruins stay alive in Atlantic race, defeat Senators (Stanley Cup of Chowder)

**RECAP: Maple Leafs set two team records in win against Canadiens (Pension Plan Puppets)

**RECAP: Tavares scores in OT to complete Islanders rally against Red Wings (Lighthouse Hockey)

**RECAP: Panthers defeat Sabres after being eliminated from playoff contention (NHL.com)

**RECAP: Devils lose to Caps, fail to climb standings (Japers’ Rink)

**RECAP: Hurricanes prevent Lightning from locking up Atlantic (Canes Country)

**RECAP: Ducks place 2nd in Pacific with win against Coyotes (Anaheim Calling)

**RECAP: Flames score 7 in win over Golden Knights (NHL.com)

**RECAP: McDavid wins Art Ross Trophy, Oilers top Canucks in shootout (NHL.com)

**Rangers fire coach Alain Vigneault (Blueshirt Banter)

**Red Wings bring back GM Holland on 2-year deal (Winging It In Motown)

**Sabres’ O’Reilly breaks NHL record for faceoff wins in a single season (theScore)

**Panthers’ Vrbata retiring after 16 seasons (theScore)

HOCKEY WORLD

**Minnesota-Duluth tops Notre Dame to win NCAA title (SBNCH)

**Humboldt community to hold vigil for Broncos on Sunday night (Sportsnet)

**GoFundMe account set up for Humboldt Broncos victims, families (Sportsnet)

**OHL Playoffs: Ryan Moore scores in OT; Bulldogs take 2-0 series lead (Sportsnet)

**QMJHL Playoffs: Islanders rout Mooseheads; Charlottetown leads series 2-0 (Sportsnet)

**WHL Playoffs: Olson leads Hurricanes over Wheat Kings for 2-0 lead (Sportsnet)