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Morning Bag Skate: Rockford IceHogs take 3-0 series lead over Manitoba Moose

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

Brad Repplinger - SCH

The Rockford IceHogs, the Chicago Blackhawks’ AHL affiliate, the Manitoba Moose 4-1 in Game 3 to take a 3-0 lead in their second-round series Wednesday at BMO Harris Bank Center in Rockford.

The IceHogs, who are 6-0 in these playoffs, can complete a four-game sweep of the Moose on Friday at home.

In the Stanley Cup playoffs, the Winnipeg Jets will visit the Nashville Predators on Thursday for a decisive Game 7. The winner of the game will play the expansion Vegas Golden Knights in the Western Conference Final.

BLACKHAWKS

**RECAP: IceHogs rout Moose, take 3-0 series lead (SCH)

**Can DeBrincat, Kane work as linemates? So far, so good (The Athletic)

**Smith: Recalling the Hawks drafting Byfuglien — a fat, talented kid who turned into a star (The Athletic)

**IceHogs vs. Manitoba Moose schedule (SCH)

CENTRAL DIVISION

**Home ice hasn’t been huge advantage for Preds, Jets (PHT)

**Player breakdown: Preds newly-signed Filip Pyrochta (On The Forecheck)

**Shvyrev signs 3-year contract with Avs (The Denver Post)

**Foligno did everything the Wild should’ve expected (Hockey Wilderness)

NHL

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

**How a phone call changed Canes’ new GM Don Waddell’s life (The News & Observer)

**What Brind’Amour wants to do with Canes, he can’t do without Williams (The News & Observer)

**Is Ducks’ Perry still good? (Anaheim Calling)

HOCKEY WORLD

**OHL Final: Carroll scores in OT, Greyhounds beat Bulldogs to even series 2-2 (Sportsnet)

**QMJHL Final: Batherson and Armada beat Titan in Game 4 to even series (Sportsnet)