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Morning Bag Skate: Rockford IceHogs look to sweep Manitoba Moose

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

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The Rockford IceHogs, the Chicago Blackhawks’ AHL affiliate, look to sweep their second-round series against Manitoba Moose with a win in Game 4 on Friday at BMO Harris Bank Center in Rockford.

In the Stanley Cup playoffs, the Winnipeg Jets advanced to the Western Conference Final with a 5-1 win over the Nashville Predators in Game 7 on Thursday. The Jets will play the expansion Vegas Golden Knights in the Western Conference Final.

BLACKHAWKS

**Hawks will receive No. 27 pick in 2018 NHL draft from Preds (SCH)

**DeBrincat, Kane help Team USA top Latvia in OT at 2018 Worlds (SCH)

**Former Blackhawk of the Week: Jeremy Roenick (SCH)

**Q&A: Murphy using Worlds to move on, build off Hawks season (The Athletic)

**Kahun draws high praise from Kane (The Athletic)

**IceHogs vs. Manitoba Moose schedule (SCH)

CENTRAL DIVISION

**Game 7: Jets rout Preds, advance to Western Final (Arctic Ice Hockey)

**Avs sign Alt to 2-year deal (Mile High Hockey)

**Wild’s Soucy takes a step forward, and there is more to come (Hockey Wilderness)

NHL

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

**Eastern Conference Final preview: Lightning vs. Caps (Raw Charge)

**Canes sign Morgan Geekie to ELC (Canes Country)

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

HOCKEY WORLD

**Bruins’ McAvoy to join Team USA at Worlds (Stanley Cup of Chowder)

**Kamloops coach Don Hay to retire, remain in advisory role (Sportsnet)