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.
**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)
**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)
**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)
**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)