The Rockford IceHogs, the Chicago Blackhawks’ AHL affiliate, will return to the ice Friday to play Game 1 of the Western Conference Final at Texas.
In the Stanley Cup playoffs, Alex Killorn scored the go-ahead goal in the third period and Andrei Vasilevskiy made 36 saves to help the Tampa Bay Lightning even the Eastern Conference with a 4-2 win against the Washington Capitals in Game 4 on Thursday.
The Winnipeg Jets and Vegas Golden Knights will play Game 4 of the Western Conference Final on Friday. Vegas holds a 2-1 series lead.
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