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Morning Bag Skate: Capitals force Game 7 vs. Lightning

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

NHL: Stanley Cup Playoffs-Tampa Bay Lightning at Washington Capitals Amber Searls-USA TODAY Sports

The Washington Capitals forced a deciding game in the Eastern Conference Final with a 3-0 win against the Tampa Bay Lightning in Game 6 on Monday at Capital One Arena. Game 7 is Wednesday at Tampa Bay.

The Chicago Blackhawks’ AHL affiliate Rockford IceHogs, who are down 0-2 in the Western Conference Final, will host the Game 3 against the Texas Stars on Tuesday night.


**A final, official farewell to Hawks legend Marian Hossa (SCH)

**Hawks officially sign Dominik Kahun, 3 others (SCH)

**IceHogs vs. Stars schedule (SCH)


**Wild hire Paul Fenton as new GM (Hockey Wilderness)

**What would Ryan Ellis’ next contract look like? (On The Forecheck)

**Blues’ Scottrade Center to be renamed Enterprise Center (St. Louis Post-Dispatch)


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

**Holtby, Capitals shut out Lightning to force Game 7 (Japers’ Rink)

**Big Read: Meet Kuznetsov, D.C. star and creative genius (Sportsnet)

**Islanders to hire Lamoriello to run hockey operations (Lighthouse Hockey)

**Ducks’ Miller out 6 weeks after wrist surgery (Anaheim Calling)

**Red Wings sign goalie Patrik Rybar to ELC (Winging It In Motown)

**Devils sign KHL defenseman Egor Yakovlev to 1-year, ELC (All About The Jersey)


**Loss to Bulldogs leaves Broncos fighting for Memorial Cup lives (Sportsnet)